NOTICE:

➤ For the health and safety of the public as well as our employees, some services including road tests are postponed until further notice. All offices remain closed with exception of those offering "appointment-only" Learner's Permit Knowledge Testing. For all DMV service updates, visit CTDMV.info

➤ 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.

Obtaining a Motorcycle Endorsement
 
You will not receive a permanent driver license or ID card in person.   It will arrive through the mail.  You may retain your expiring license or ID provided there are no changes other than address.  For more on this, please see Central Issuance. After visiting an office, you can track the delivery of your new card.


Knowledge testing for a motorcycle learner's permit is only provided on a walk-in basis at DMV Hub Offices.

 

Please carefully review the following information. 


A motorcycle endorsement, designated by the letter "M" on a Connecticut Driver's License, allows you to operate a 2-or 3-wheel motorcycle on public highways.  The motorcycle endorsement, designated by the letter "M" and the restriction "3" on a Connecticut Driver's License limits you to operate
only a 3-wheel motorcycle on public highways.

 

To obtain a motorcycle endorsement, you must complete the following steps:
What it will cost:
  • $40 testing fee for the motorcycle knowledge and vision tests.
  • $30 fee to have the "M" endorsement or the "M" endorsement with "3" restriction added to license.
  • $16 for motorcycle learner's permit (optional).  
A re-exam is allowed any day after the initial failure with a new $40 testing fee. See acceptable forms of payment.
 
Once you earn a motorcycle endorsement, you will be subject to the following restrictions:
  • Drivers 18 years of age and older may not transport passengers for the first 90 days after obtaining a motorcycle endorsement. 
  • Drivers 16 and 17 years old may not transport any passenger on a motorcycle for a period of six months after receiving his or her motorcycle endorsement.
  • In addition, Connecticut has specific laws for 16-and 17-year-old drivers that apply to the operation of a motor vehicle, including a motorcycle.