NOTICE: On Friday, January 17, DMV offices will close at 12:30 p.m. and remain closed on January 18 to observe the Martin Luther King Day holiday. See details here.

DMV Easy Answers
for New Resident License Requirements
 
 
NEW PROCESS: You will not receive a permanent driver license or ID card while at a DMV office.   It will arrive through the mail.  You may retain your expiring license or ID provided there are no changes other than address.  For more on this, please see Central Issuance.  After visiting an office, you can track the delivery of your new card.
 
 
This service is provided at DMV Hub Offices.
 
Note: Once you have established residency in Connecticut, you have 30 days to transfer your out-of-state license to Connecticut.
 
What to do:
What to bring:
What it will cost:
  • $40 application fee. See acceptable forms of payment.
  • $72 license fee. Beginning January 1, 2020, this fee will be $84 and the duration of the license will increase.
For additional information, please see Licensing Requirements for New Residents.