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First-time Registration

Learn what you’ll need to register your vehicle

First-time Registration

Learn what you’ll need to register your vehicle

Select registration type

Please select your registration type to view the documents required to register that vehicle or vessel.

All-terrain vehicle (ATV)

Step 1: Check for issues with the ATV


Step 2: Gather the documents needed to register


  •  An acceptable form of ID is required for each person listed as an owner of the ATV. Examples include a driver’s license, learner’s permit, or U.S. Passport.

    There are special ID rules for ATVs registered in the name of a business, leased ATVs, and people who do not have an acceptable form of ID. Learn more about acceptable forms of ID. open-outline-dark-blue
  • An Application for Registration and Title (PDF).open-outline-dark-blue
  • Documents showing proof of ownership. If your ATV was purchased in CT and is newer than 20 years old, you will need a title. The previous owner’s registration is required in lieu of a title for ATV’s 20+ model years old. 

    For ATVs with a model year 20-years old or older, you do not need a title. Instead, you need the registration from the last owner.

    ATVs from other states or countries can have different requirements. Learn more about proof of ownership documents .open-outline-dark-blue
  • Bill of Sale (PDF).open-outline-dark-blue

Step 3: Prepare to pay the registration fees



Step 4: Make an appointment

 

Make an appointment

 

Factory

Step 1: Check for issues with the vehicle


Step 2: Gather the documents needed to register


  • An acceptable form of ID is required for each person listed as an owner of the vehicle. Examples include a driver’s license, learner’s permit, or U.S. Passport.

    There are special ID rules for vehicles registered in the name of a business, leased vehicles, and people who do not have an acceptable form of ID. Learn more about acceptable forms of ID.open-outline-dark-blue
  • An Application for Registration and Title (PDF).open-outline-dark-blue
  • Documents showing proof of ownership.If your vehicle was purchased in CT, and is newer than 20 model years, you will need a title. The previous owner’s registration is required in lieu of a title for vehicles 20+ model years old. 

    For vehicles with a model year 20 years old or older, you do not need a title. Instead, you need the registration from the last owner.

    Vehicles from other states or countries can have different requirements. Learn more about proof of ownership documents.open-outline-dark-blue
  • Proof of insurance. You must buy insurance for your new vehicle. Once you get insurance, your insurance company will give you an insurance identification card for your new vehicle. This insurance card is proof of insurance.
  • Bill of Sale (PDF).open-outline-dark-blue

Step 3: Prepare to pay the registration fees


  • Registration Fee based on footage:
     1 - 200ft =  $30.00
     201 - 400ft  =  $42.00
     401  600ft =  $54.00
     601 -  800ft =  $66.00
     801 -  1000ft =  $78.00
     1001 -  1200ft =  $90.00
     1201 -  1400ft =  $102.00
     1401 -  1500ft =  $114.00
  • $10.00 Other Registration Fees
  • Sales tax on registration
    The sales tax depends on the vehicle type, how you received the vehicle, and other factors. Learn more about sales tax on registrations.open-outline-dark-blue

Step 4: Make an appointment

 

Make an appointment

 

Snowmobile

Step 1: Check for issues with the snowmobile


Step 2: Gather the documents needed to register


  • An acceptable form of ID is required for each person listed as an owner of the snowmobile. Examples include a driver’s license, learner’s permit, or U.S. Passport.

    There are special ID rules for snowmobiles registered in the name of a business, leased snowmobiles, and people who do not have an acceptable form of ID. Learn more about acceptable forms of ID.open-outline-dark-blue
  • An Application for Snowmobile Registration (available at DMV office locations)

  • Documents showing proof of ownership. If your snowmobile was purchased in CT, and is newer than 20 model years, you will need a title. The previous owner’s registration is required in lieu of a title for snowmobiles 20+ model years old. 

    For snowmobiles with a model year 20 years old or older, you do not need a title. Instead, you need the registration from the last owner.

    Snowmobiles from other states or countries can have different requirements. Learn more about proof of ownership documents.open-outline-dark-blue
  • Bill of Sale (PDF).open-outline-dark-blue

Step 3: Prepare to pay the registration fees



Step 4: Make an appointment

 

Make an appointment

 

Vessel

Step 1: Check for issues with the vessel


Step 2: Gather the documents needed to register

 

  • An acceptable form of ID is required for each person listed as an owner of the vessel. Examples include a driver’s license, learner’s permit, or U.S. Passport.

    There are special ID rules for vessels registered in the name of a business, leased vessels, and people who do not have an acceptable form of ID. Learn more about acceptable forms of ID.open-outline-dark-blue
  • Vessel Registration Application (PDF).open-outline-dark-blue
  • Documents showing proof of ownership. Vessels with a model year of 2017 and newer are eligible for a title. Learn more about proof of ownership documents.open-outline-dark-blue

    For vessels with a model year 20 years old or older, you do not need a title. Instead, you need the registration from the last owner.

    Vessels from other states or countries can have different requirements. 
  • Bill of Sale (PDF).open-outline-dark-blue

 

Step 3: Prepare to pay the registration fees



Step 4: Make an appointment

 

Make an appointment