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.

Vehicle Insurance
Dispute My Case
If you have received a DMV suspension notice regarding your vehicle insurance, and you would like to dispute the $200.00 fine, there are several ways to do so:
I can prove that I had insurance on the vehicle.
If you can prove you had insurance, please do the following to close your case:
  • Provide a copy of: 1) a letter from your insurance company on its letterhead showing coverage, including coverage for the reported cancellation period, or 2) your new insurance company’s declaration page or permanent insurance card, showing coverage for the reported cancellation period. Send the copy to the address below.
  • You will receive a notification from DMV within 14 days once your documents have been received. 
  • Send document(s) to: 
Department of Motor Vehicles
Insurance Compliance Unit
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT 06109
I sold my vehicle.
If you no longer own your vehicle, please do the following to close your case:
  • Cancel the vehicle's registration with DMV. You can do this online.
  • Mail to DMV a copy of one of the following: 1) bill of sale, 2) junk receipt, 3) repossession document, 4) total loss document, or 5) front and back of title signed over on or before the insurance cancellation date listed at the top of your suspension notice. Send copy to address below.
  • You will receive a notification from DMV within 14 days once your documents have been received.  
  • Send document(s) to:
Department of Motor Vehicles
Insurance Compliance Unit
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT 06109
I moved out of state.
If you have moved and registered your vehicle in another state on or before the insurance cancellation date on your suspension letter, please do the following:
  • Cancel the vehicle’s registration/plates with DMV.  You can do this online.
  • Make a copy of your current registration from the new state and send it to the address below.
  • You will receive a notification from DMV within 14 days once your documents have been received. 
  • Send document(s) to:
Department of Motor Vehicles
Insurance Compliance Unit
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT 06109
The vehicle owner is deceased.
If the registered vehicle owner is deceased, the executor of the estate is required to:
  • Cancel the vehicle’s registration with DMV. You can do this online.
  • Make a copy of the death certificate, estate papers, or obituary and send it to address below.
  • You will receive a notification from DMV within 14 days once your documents have been received.  
  • Send document(s) to:
Department of Motor Vehicles
Insurance Compliance Unit
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT 06109
I would like to request a hearing to contest my suspension. 
If you would like to contest, the hearing is limited to two issues.  1) Was the vehicle registered to you when the insurance was canceled? 2) Did you continuously maintain insurance throughout the registration period? 
Please contact (860) 263-5725 before the suspension date on your letter to request a hearing.