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Driver’s License Renewal

Renew your license online and change your address without waiting in line

Driver’s License Renewal

Renew your license online and change your address without waiting in line
Please note:
Deadlines Extended Due to COVID-19 – The DMV is extending the deadline to renew your driver’s license. Eligible driver’s license holders will not be charged a late fee. Learn more about deadline extensions
Eligible extensions

Extensions only apply to credentials that expire in the dates shown below.

If the item expired or will expire:
IT REMAINS VALID:
If the item expired or will expire:
Calendar Icon From MARCH 1, 2020 to DECEMBER 31, 2020
IT REMAINS VALID:
Calendar Icon For ONE (1) YEAR after the expiration date printed on the credential.
If the item expired or will expire:
Calendar Icon From JANUARY 1, 2021 to MARCH 31, 2021
IT REMAINS VALID:
Calendar Icon Through DECEMBER 31, 2021
"REAL ID" is here
Starting May 3, 2023, the U.S. Federal Government will require anyone boarding an airplane for domestic travel or entering certain federal buildings to have a "verified" driver's license or state-issued ID card, or be required to show additional proof of identification, such as a U.S. passport.  Check your license, you may already have the gold star!  See more information about the REAL ID Program.  Learn more about REAL ID and air travel on the TSA website.
Estimated time to renew license online: 7 minutes
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Your options to renew

  • Online
  • In Person
  • Other ways to renew
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You may renew your driver’s license on your license expiration date or as early as 180 days (six months) before your driver’s license expires.

You cannot renew online if any of the following scenarios are true for you:

  • You did not get a new photo taken the last time you renewed your driver’s license.

  • You are applying for a REAL ID license for the first time. To get a REAL ID, please apply in person.
If you cannot renew online, please renew in person or by mail instead.

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Step 1: Gather what you’ll need

  • Your first and last name exactly as it appears on your current driver's license

  • Your date of birth

  • Your street address

  • Your driver’s license number

  • Your social security number

  • A credit or debit card

Step 2: Renew online

Get Started

 

Step 3: Get your card in the mail


Your license will arrive through the mail within 20 days.  You can keep your expiring license if there are no changes other than address.  For more information, contact Central Issuance

Track the delivery of your new card to see when it will arrive.

 

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The fee for your license renewal is computer-generated as DMV phases in the 8-year license. Your renewal letter will indicate the length on your expiration.

 

Renewal Fees:

  • 6-year driver’s license renewal: $72.00
  • 8-year driver’s license renewal: $96.00
  • Refunds will not be given unless permitted under law
Age 65 and older:

Individuals who have reached the age of 65 can request a two-year driver’s license renewal. You must be at least 65 years of age on the day you request the two-year photo license renewal. Your current license serves as proof of date of birth and the renewal fee is $24.00. 

 

No fee renewal:

If you are in active duty in the U.S. military or were honorably discharged in the last 60 days, you can renew your driver’s license for free. Learn more about how military personnel can renew their driver’s license. 

 

Other fees: 

Additional fee for renewal of expired driver’s license: $25.00

 

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Are you looking to access a receipt for a previously completed online transaction? Receipts can be requested online for transactions processed after 5/24/2021. Click here to get your receipt.

 

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You may renew your driver’s license on your license expiration date or as early as 180 days (six months) before your license expires.  

You cannot renew your license if any of the following scenarios are true for you:

 
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Step 1: Gather what you’ll need

  • The renewal application form that you received in the mail (if available).

  • Your current driver’s license, which must be presented.

  • If you do not have your current license, you must present one form of acceptable identification from the list of acceptable forms of identification.  If DMV does not have your image on file, you will be required to present two forms of identification from the acceptable forms of identification list.

  • Payment for fee.  Please see acceptable forms of payment.

Step 2: Gather additional documents (if applicable)

  • If you are applying for a REAL ID verified license, you must bring additional accepted forms of identification. If you already have a "verified" license, you do not need to re-apply.

  • If you have had a name change since your ID card was issued you must present an original or certified copy of a: marriage license;  civil union certificate; divorce decree; or a probate court name change document to verify the name change.

  • If you are in active duty in the U.S. military and wish to do a no-fee renewal,  you must bring an Application for Waiver of Driver’s License Fee Form (PDF) and your active military ID.

  • If you were honorably discharged from the U.S. military in the last 60 days and wish to do a no-fee renewal, you must bring an Application for Waiver of Driver’s License Fee Form (PDF) and an original copy of your DD-214. A DD-214 is also called a Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty.

Step 3: Make an appointment

Appointments can be made at a DMV office, or select AAA locations and Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union offices (Milford | North Haven | Norwalk).

 

NOTE:  AAA locations and Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union may charge a convenience fee up to $8.00 per DMV transaction.


Make an appointment

 

 

Step 4: Get your card in the mail

 

Your license will arrive through the mail within 20 days.  You can keep your expiring license if there are no changes other than address.  For more on this, please see Central Issuance. Track the delivery of your new card to see when it will arrive to see when it will arrive.

 

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The fee for your license renewal is computer-generated as DMV phases in the 8-year license. Your renewal letter will indicate the length on your expiration.  

Renewal Fees:

  • 6-year driver’s license renewal: $72.00

  • 8-year driver’s license renewal: $96.00

Age 65 and older:

Individuals who have reached the age of 65 can request a two-year photo license renewal. You must be at least 65 years of age on the day you request the two-year photo license renewal. Your current license serves as proof of date of birth and the renewal fee is $24.00.

 
No fee renewal:

If you are in active duty in the U.S. military or were honorably discharged in the last 60 days, you can renew your driver’s license for free. Learn more about how military personnel can renew their driver’s license. 

 

 
Other fees:

  • Additional fee for renewal of expired Driver’s License: $25.00

  • AAA locations and Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union may charge a convenience fee up to $8.00 per DMV transaction.
 
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“S.V.A.F” Holders

You must have a current, legible, unexpired medical certificate (dated within a year) completed by a Certified Medical Examiner on file with the DMV prior to renewal.  Please fax your current card to: (860) 263-5568 or email your current card to:  DMV.CDL@CT.GOV Printed confirmation notice of self-certification with DMV. Applicants must self-certify through the DMV website and print confirmation notice. Renewal application form that you received in the mail (if available).

 

“S” Holders


"S" endorsement operators must successfully pass all sections of the skills test in order to obtain the proper classification/endorsements on your license. You must wait two to five business days after you have passed your skills test to obtain endorsement on your license as skills test results from the field must be entered into the system prior to issuance.

Skills test must be dated within one year at renewal.


“V” Holders

Copy of training certificate (R-360) must be presented (dated within a year).
 
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You can renew by mail in the following scenarios:


Military

You are active duty in the U.S. military or were honorably discharged in the last 60 days, you can renew your driver’s licenses by mail for free.  Learn more about how military personnel can renew their driver’s license by mail for free.

Medically unable to appear

You have a major medical condition and cannot go to a DMV branch. You may request a renewal of your driver license by mail by completing Form B-350 and Form CI-1.  Form P-147 is required to downgrade from a Driver License to a Non-driver ID card.  


Temporarily out of state or country

You are currently not in Connecticut. You can renew by mail and the license will be mailed to the out of state/country address.


Incarcerated

If you are incarcerated, you can renew your license by mail. You must provide your inmate number. The license will be sent to your facility.

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You cannot renew by mail if any of the following scenarios are true for you:

  • Your new driver's license or ID will only be mailed to the mailing address you provide DMV. If you have mail forwarding, you will NOT receive your driver's license or ID.

  • Your last renewal was processed by mail or online. You will need to make an appointment to a DMV branch to take a new picture.

  • You have a Commercial Driver License or Public Service Endorsements.

  • You have a Drive Only license. You must renew at a DMV branch office. This service cannot be completed by mail.

  • If you have established residency in another state, you must obtain a license in your state of residency and may not renew your Connecticut Driver's License.
 
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To renew by mail:

  • Complete a Request for a Connecticut Driver’s License/Identification Card by Mail (Form B-350).

  • Provide a check or money order made payable to “DMV” for the appropriate fee (please see instructions below).  All checks must be drawn on a United States Bank and made payable in United States funds.

  • NOTE: Please send your renewal at least 10 days prior to expiration, especially if mailing from out of country.

  • Mail form and payment to:
    Department of Motor Vehicles
    60 State Street
    Wethersfield, CT  06109
    Attention:  Central Issuance Operations Unit

To renew by email:

  • You must fill out Connecticut Driver’s License/Identification Card by Mail (Form B-350).

  • E-mail completed form(s) to DMV.CIU@ct.gov

  • You will receive an email with a payment link within three (3) business days.

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The fee for your license renewal is computer-generated as DMV phases in the 8-year license. Your renewal letter will indicate the length on your expiration.  

Renewal Fees:

 

  • 6-year driver’s license renewal: $72.00

  • 8-year driver’s license renewal: $96.00
 

Age 65 and older:

Individuals who have reached the age of 65 can request a two-year photo license renewal. You must be at least 65 years of age on the day you request the two-year photo license renewal. Your current license serves as proof of date of birth and the renewal fee is $24.00.

 

 
No fee renewal:

If you are in active duty in the U.S. military or were honorably discharged within the last 2 years, you can renew your driver’s license for free. Learn more about how military personnel can renew their driver’s license.

 

 

Other fees:

  • Additional fee for renewal of expired Driver’s License: $25.00