➤ 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 four weeks. The DMV appreciates the public’s patience as it navigates through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Obtaining Verification of your Motor Vehicle Operator's License or Registration

If you have moved out of state and have misplaced your license or registration, the Department of Motor Vehicles can provide you with verification so you may apply for a license or registration in the state where you now reside.  Connecticut cannot require another state to honor this document.

These documents are issued only to verify that you held a valid license and/or registration in the State of Connecticut and are not intended to be used in lieu of a valid license and/or registration. 

Inquiries must be made on a Copy Records Request Form (form J-23):

  • Check the box requesting DRIVER LICENSE FILE or REGISTRATION FILE INFORMATION.
  • Fill in section 1 for DRIVER LICENSE FILE or section 2 and/or 3 for REGISTRATION FILE INFORMATION.
  • Complete the "requester" section at bottom of the form, clearly print this information.  You must also include your out of state address and telephone number, including area code.
  • Submit a check or money order made payable to "DMV" with the fee(s) noted on the Copy Records Request form.
  • Submit copies of two forms of identification from the requestor. (One form must be photo identification and the other form also needs to identify the requestor; see page 2 of the Copy Records Request Form)
  • Mail completed form, documents and fee(s) to:

Department of Motor Vehicles

Copy Records Unit

60 State Street

Wethersfield, CT  06161

This request will take approximately seven to ten business days to process.