Smart phone images of auto insurance proof now accepted.

posted Aug 7, 2014, 6:17 AM by jon curtis

During the last legislative session, the Vermont State Legislature approved electronic proof of insurance during the last legislative session under Act 189. 

No 189. An act relating to miscellaneous amendments to laws related to motor vehicles

Title 23 V.S.A 800 (c) Maintenance of Financial Responsibility  (excerpt)


(c) Every operator of a vehicle required to be registered shall have proof of financial responsibility...A person may prove financial responsibility using a portable electronic device...


Signed by the Governor on June 12, 2014 


This law took effect July 1, 2014. 


The Department of Financial Regulation recommends that insureds also have proof of insurance in paper copy available in the event that a driver cannot produce proof electronically.