Deadlines Extended Due to COVID-19

The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles, with the approval of Governor Ned Lamont, has extended deadlines for Connecticut residents with expiring credentials.  

Driver's Licenses, Learner's Permits and Identity Cards

Deadlines have been extended for the following items:

  • Driver's licenses (does not apply to CDL - see below)
  • Learner's permits (does not apply to Commercial Learner Permits - see below)
  • Identity cards

If the item expired or will expire:

IT REMAINS VALID:
From MARCH 1, 2020 to DECEMBER 31, 2020 For ONE (1) YEAR after the expiration date printed on the credential.
From JANUARY 1, 2021 to MARCH 31, 2021 Through DECEMBER 31, 2021
 

Commercial Driver's Licenses

Deadlines have also been extended for the following item:

  • Commercial Driver's Licenses (CDL)

If the item expired or will expire:

IT REMAINS VALID:
From MARCH 1, 2020 to DECEMBER 31, 2020 For ONE (1) YEAR after the expiration date printed on the credential.

 

Commercial Learner's Permits

Deadlines have also been extended for the following item:

  • Commercial Learner's Permits (CLP)

If the item expired or will expire:

IT REMAINS VALID:
From MARCH 1, 2020 to DECEMBER 31, 2020 Until DECEMBER 31, 2020

 

Vehicle and Boat Registrations, Emissions Tests and Disability Placards

Deadlines have also been extended for the following items:

  • Disability placards
  • Motor vehicle and boat registrations
  • Emissions tests or retests

If the item expired or will expire:

IT REMAINS VALID: 
 From MARCH 10, 2020 to MAY 31, 2020 Until NOVEMBER 30, 2020
   
 From JUNE 1, 2020 to NOVEMBER 30, 2020 Until DECEMBER 31, 2020
  

In addition to extending the expiration date of DMV credentials, late fees associated with eligible expired credentials will be waived during the time period of the extension for qualifying credentials. 

 

Additional Extensions:

  • New Residents - For any person who moved to Connecticut after March 10, 2020, the deadline for obtaining a license, registration or emissions inspection in Connecticut will be extended by 180 days. 
  • Suspension Related Matters - Suspensions that take effect between March 10, 2020 and June 30, 2020 will be delayed by 180 days as a result of failure to attend an Operator Retraining or Child Safety Seat Program, or nonpayment of fees due to a returned check or rejected payment. 

Amended Orders:

Formal Documents Explaining the Extended Deadlines

For answers to questions, updates or more information about the credential extensions: 

  • Call 860-263-5700 (within the Hartford area) or 1-800-842-8222 (outside the Hartford area) 

The extensions are intended to help safeguard the general public against the spread of coronavirus/COVID-19 and to maintain social distance within offices. For up-to-date guidance on COVID-19 please visit ct.gov/coronavirus