➤ Learner’s Permit Knowledge Testing is being done by appointment only at the DMV’s Cheshire (Wednesday – Friday) and Wethersfield (Tuesday – Friday) locations. All appointments will be confirmed or canceled by email. Be sure to check your email prior to heading to the DMV.

➤ For the health and safety of the public as well as our employees, some services including road tests are postponed until further notice.

➤ Extensions provided for renewals of driver’s licenses, non-driver ID cards, vehicle registrations, emissions testing and other credentials, expiring between March 10 and June 30. For details, visit

➤ Vehicle and boat registration drop-off services are available at DMV’s Enfield, Old Saybrook and Waterbury locations. Learn More

➤ Many DMV services remain available online, by phone and through the mail. For details, visit

The DMV’s staff is working diligently to reduce its backlog and to provide critical services to essential businesses. Transactions are being completed as quickly as possible, in the order in which they are received. The average turnaround time is approximately four weeks. The DMV appreciates the public’s patience as it navigates through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Administrative Reviews for
Motor Carriers Applying for State Contracts


Any commercial motor vehicle, as defined in section 14-1, or any vehicle defined in section 14-163c(a) of the Connecticut General Statutes will be the subject of an Administrative Review conducted by the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles, Administrative Review Unit upon bid submission.  

1. Carriers must provide the following to the Administrative Review Unit:

  • Insurance agent’s name, email address and contact phone number;
  • Provide proof their company is currently enrolled in a drug and alcohol testing program, if applicable;
    Insurance agent’s information and the drug and alcohol contract must be emailed to and or faxed to them at (860) 263-5533.

2. Carriers must make sure their DOT Number has been updated within the past 2 years.  

If the DOT Number has not been updated they must go to:

3. Carriers must make sure there are no outstanding property tax owed to a municipality or money owed to the State of Connecticut.

4. Carriers must be registered with the Secretary of State, if applicable.

The Administrative Review is limited to primary contractors only.  It is the responsibility of the primary contractor to ensure all of its agents and subcontractors are compliant with state and federal laws.  This responsibility extends to driver qualifications as well as vehicle safety.

Determining Factors for Eligibility

  • A carrier will be determined Ineligible if they do not have adequate liability insurance for the type of services being provided to the state.
  • A carrier will be determined Ineligible if they are under a Federal Out of Service Order with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
  • A carrier will be determined Ineligible if they fail to comply with Items 1, 2, 3 or 4 above.