NOTICE:

➤ 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 CTDMV.info

➤ 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 CTDMV.info

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 20 business days. The DMV appreciates the public’s patience as it navigates through the COVID-19 pandemic.

DMV Easy Answers
for How to Obtain a Temporary Registration

A temporary registration may be obtained at any DMV Hub or Limited Service office  for the purpose of needing a safety inspection and/or emissions test.

What to do:

Temporary registrations are not renewable.

What to bring:

If the vehicle is not previously registered in your name:
If the vehicle is previously registered in your name:
What it will cost:
  • $21 for 10 days or $27 for 10 days for commercial vehicles with a GVWR of 6000lbs or less
Sales tax will be collected for newly purchased vehicles.
  • The sales tax will be 6.35 percent for vehicles purchased at $50,000 or less.
  • The sales tax will be 7.75 percent for vehicles over $50,000.
For additional information, please see Requirements for Obtaining a Temporary Registration.