➤ 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

➤ 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

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.

Miscellaneous Frequently Asked Questions

What DMV services can be completed online?
Please see DMV's online services menu.

My handicap permit is broken/ lost/ stolen. How do I get a replacement?
Please provide us with your name, date of birth, current mailing address, and permit number (if possible). We will then mail you a replacement application.  Please see Replacement of a Permanent Disability Parking Permit

How do I change my address for license/registration?
Please see change of address.

How do I inform the DMV that I have a new insurance company?
It is not necessary to contact the DMV with this information. The DMV and the insurance industry exchange this information.

I received a letter from the Insurance Compliance Unit, and my registration and driver's license are suspended. I have a new insurance company. What should I do?
Please see our Requirements for Automobile Insurance page.

How do I get a non-driver identification card?
Please see Connecticut non-driver photo identification card.

How do I get specialized plates?
Please see our license plate service webpage.

What rights do I have as a consumer when I have purchased a used vehicle from a dealership?
Please see used car warranty.

What are the DMV’s office hours, and how do I get directions to a DMV office?
Please see Directions to Branch Offices.

When can I put studded snow tires (metal nonskid devices) on my vehicle, and when do they have to be removed?
They may be on your vehicle between November 15 and April 30.