Motor Vehicle Dealerships
Dealer Online Processing
SERVICE UPDATE: DMV no longer accepts paper tax clearances from tax collectors. See additional information.
SERVICE UPDATE: The wait time for DMV’s Online Dealers Unit to issue a title is approximately 21 days.
UPDATE: Section 14-180 of the Connecticut General Statutes has been updated. It clarifies that the title document (or subsequent ownership document) must indicate the dealer as owner of the vehicle.
This webpage is a resource for Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) licensed motor vehicle dealerships that register vehicles through an online system.
Manual for Dealer Online Procedures
Adding a Customer
Register a Vehicle
Compliance Issues (that stop a registration)
Corrections after Title Issuance
Online Registration Withdrawal Procedures (Vehicles that have not left the lot)
$35 Fee Information
After completing the renewal process, please print the beneficiary form and attach to the registration certificate for the vehicle owner's records.
Phone number to Customer Contact Center (860)-263-5708
Beginning in 2018, Connecticut will offer all residents with Connecticut license plates on their vehicles free parking at all state parks and beaches. Connecticut wants to make state parks, forests, trails, historic sites and beaches more available to our residents so they can enjoy the many attractions and beauty they offer.
A $10 fee, which amounts to $5 per year, will be included in all two-year non-commercial vehicles with new registrations, renewals and plate transfers. These are passenger cars and vehicles with combination plates as well as motorcycles, campers/motor homes and vehicles with antique car plates.
In addition, seniors 65 years old and older with a one-year registration renewal will have only an additional $5 fee each year.
The new program allows the State of Connecticut to give more to the public that has now invested in our park system: Increased lifeguards, improved park maintenance, shoulder season camping for opening day of fishing and into the fall foliage, and longer hours at our museums and nature centers. When people visit our state parks and other sites they visit local restaurants, shops and local farms. This program brings many economic benefits for our state.
For more information about Connecticut state parks, visit www.ct.gov/deep/stateparks