➤ 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.

Truck Inspections:

What to expect when you are stopped

The Department of Motor Vehicles Truck Squads patrol Connecticut’s highways looking for unsafe trucks, buses, hazardous materials vehicles and their drivers.  The squads perform random safety checks and traffic enforcement on the highways and at the states six weigh stations. If you are stopped, you may be subject to a level 1 safety inspection, which is a detailed check of the driver, the vehicle, and its cargo.

When a Roadside Safety Inspection is done you will be given a copy of the inspection report.  You must rectify any violations found, sign and email the report to

Failure to return the form within 15 days of the inspection date may result in fines and/or Suspension of the Vehicle(s) Registration.

Guidelines for the various types of inspections can be found on the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance website.

Truck Inspection and Safety Reports
Inquire about a motor carrier's safety fitness information based on statistics provided by the State of Connecticut and the Federal Government.  Information is provided through the U.S. Department of Transportation at
Every six months, the DMV is required to report on activity at all six of Connecticut's weigh stations.  Below are the reports for the specified time periods.