NOTICE:

ALERT: All DMV offices are closed and all road tests are postponed until further notice. For all DMV service updates, visit CTDMV.info

ALERT: 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 8. For details, visit CTDMV.info

ALERT: Many DMV services remain available online, by phone and through the mail. For details, visit CTDMV.info

DMV is working diligently with limited staff to serve customers and appreciates the public’s patience as it focuses on providing critical services to essential businesses.

DMV’s Easy Answers to Obtain a Learner’s Permit
for 16-and 17-Year-Olds
 
NEW PROCESS: You will not receive a permanent driver license or ID card while at a DMV or AAA office.   It will arrive through the mail.  You will keep your expiring license/ID and receive a temporary paper card.  For more on this, please see Central Issuance.

All 16-and 17-year-olds must obtain a learner’s permit before a driver’s license.


DRIVE ONLY APPLICANTS:
If you would like to apply for a Drive Only License (for undocumented individuals), please follow these instructions.

Learner's permit testing is offered by appointment only at the following DMV offices: Bridgeport, Cheshire, Danbury, Hamden, Norwalk, Old Saybrook, Waterbury, Wethersfield and Willimantic. Make your appointment here.

 
What to do:
What it will cost:
  • $40 for testing fee – covers vision, knowledge and road tests.
  • $19 for learner’s permit.
Once you obtain a learner's permit: