Transactions for documents mailed and dropped off 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.

Military Personnel
Fee Waiver Information
Driver's license renewals conducted in-person are offered by appointment only.  To qualify for a driver's license renewal fee waiver during an in-person visit to a DMV officeAAA locationMilford and North Haven Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union, Stamford (The WorkPlace, Inc.) or West Haven City Hall, military personnel must present the following documents:


If the individual is an active service member:

If the individual is honorably separated from active service:
  • PLEASE NOTE:  This is a one-time fee waiver for any person honorably separated from service who applies within two years following the date of separation and was a legal resident of Connecticut at the time of his or her induction.
  • An Application for Waiver of Driver’s License Fee Form (Form B-88)
  • An original copy of your DD-214.  Military discharge/separation papers must be dated within two years and individual must have been honorably discharged.

DON’T WAIT: Renew a week or more before your birthday. You will not receive a permanent driver license or ID card while at a DMV or AAA office.   It will arrive through the mail.  You will keep your expiring license/ID and receive a temporary paper card.  For more on this, please see Central Issuance. After visiting an office, you can track the delivery of your new card.