NEW PROCESS: You will not receive a permanent driver license or ID card while at a DMV 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.
The applicant must be a Connecticut resident. To obtain an ID card, qualified persons must apply at any DMV Hub Offices, as well as Enfield, New Britain, Norwich and Winsted.
Please note the following:
New-issue ID cards will not be processed at the Putnam Satellite office, DMV Photo License Centers, AAA offices, Milford and North Haven Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union, Stamford (The WorkPlace, Inc.) or West Haven City Hall.
When you arrive at the DMV your first stop will be at the information desk where you will be instructed to enter your information into the kiosk to start the ID card process. You will then be directed to the licensing/ID card issuance area with your kiosk receipt.
What to bring:
If you have a Connecticut-issued driver's license or learner's permit, you have the option to exchange it without bringing all your identity documents to DMV. If you do not, please follow the instructions below.
The required documents from this list of acceptable forms of identification.If you are not a citizen of the United States, you will be required to show proof of your legal status in this country. Please note: Puerto Rico-issued birth certificates dated before July 1, 2010, are not acceptable and need to be replaced.
If you are a non-U.S. citizen, please see additional information.
Completed identification application form (form B-230).
Payment for fee of $22.50. Please see acceptable forms of payments.
The non-driver photo ID fee is waived for:
- Applicants of a homeless shelter who provide proof of residency from an authorized shelter or transitional housing location in Connecticut. The identification card application (form B-230) must be signed by an official from the shelter or transitional housing location.
- Blind veterans who provide a Certificate of Blindness form from the Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind or a letter from a doctor/optometrist that they meet the definition of blind as defined in Connecticut General Statutes 1-1f(a) and provide a DD214 indicating they have been honorably discharged.
NOTE: If an applicant obtains a Connecticut Driver's License, the identification card must be surrendered when a driver's license is issued.