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.

Acceptable Forms of Payment

 
Many DMV transactions require a fee from the customer.  Acceptable forms of payment vary by location and are as follows:
 

Acceptable forms of payment are: cash, money orders, personal checks, bank checks, American Express, Mastercard, Visa, Discover and most debit cards with Mastercard/Visa logo. Please make all checks payable to DMV.

DMV Middletown Service Center (limited services)

Due to security reasons, cash is not accepted at the DMV Middletown Service Center. Acceptable forms of payment are: personal checks, bank checks, money orders, American Express, Mastercard, Visa, Discover and most debit cards with Mastercard/Visa logo.

AAA Locations (limited DMV services)

Acceptable forms of payment are: cash, money orders, personal checks and bank checks.   American Express, Mastercard, Visa, Discover and most debit cards with Mastercard/Visa logo. Please make all checks payable to DMV. AAA locations may charge a convenience fee up to $8.00 per DMV transaction.

Milford and North Haven Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union (limited DMV services)

Acceptable forms of payment are: cash, money orders, personal checks and bank checks.  American Express, Mastercard, Visa, Discover and most debit cards with Mastercard/Visa logo. Please make all checks payable to DMV. This location may charge a convenience fee up to $8.00 per DMV transaction.

Stamford - The WorkPlace, Inc.  (limited DMV services)

Acceptable forms of payment are: personal checks, bank checks, money orders, American Express and Mastercard/Visa. Cash is not accepted.  The WorkPlace Inc. will charge a convenience fee of $8 per DMV transaction and payment must be made separately to “The WorkPlace Inc.”

West Haven City Hall (limited DMV services)

Acceptable forms of payment are: cash, money orders, personal checks and bank checks.  American Express, Mastercard, Visa, Discover and most debit cards with Mastercard/Visa logo. Please make all checks payable to DMV. This location charges a convenience fee of $8.00 per DMV transaction.  If paying by check, the fee is payable to "West Haven Chamber of Commerce."

Note: Checks drawn on foreign banks and third party checks are not accepted at any location.  Please also see Fees for Returned Checks or Rejected/Dishonored Credit and Debit Cards.