The deadline to register to vote through the DMV for the November 3, 2020 election is October 27, 2020. Recently expired licenses or ID cards that are subject to the extensions are still valid to use for voting. Learn more about elections and voting.

Military Personnel Renewing their Connecticut Driver License

***EXTENSION OFFERED: DMV is offering extensions to Connecticut residents with expiring driver’s licenses, ID cards and learner’s permit’s. No late fees will be assessed for eligible credentials. Learn more.

Credentials that expire between March 10, 2020 and May 31, 2020 remain valid until November 30, 2020.

Credentials that expire between June 1, 2020 and November 30, 2020 remain valid until December 31, 2020.
 

 

"REAL ID" IS HERE:  Starting October 1, 2021, the U.S. Federal Government will require anyone boarding an airplane for domestic travel or entering certain federal buildings to have a "verified" driver's license or state-issued ID card, or be required to show additional proof of identification, such as a passport.  Check your license, you may already have the gold star!  See more information about the Real ID Program.  Air travel additional information can be found on the TSA website here.   

If you are in the active service of the armed forces of the United States of America and your home of record is Connecticut, you may renew your Connecticut Driver License for free. What to do: 

Department of Motor Vehicles
Central Issuance Operations Unit
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT  06161-5041
or
E-Mail to: dmv.ciu@ct.gov

  

Military With Honorable Discharge

Once you receive an honorable discharge, you have 60 days after the date of discharge to renew your Connecticut driver license.  In-person license renewals are provided by appointment only.  This policy only applies to individuals who have been honorably discharged and are able to present documentation to prove this.  Military personnel with honorable discharge can also qualify for a one-time renewal fee waiver

Renewal of a Commercial Driver License or Public Service through the Mail

A Commercial Driver License or Public Service License must be done in person.  If you are unable to appear in person and are requesting a renewal, a voluntary downgrade form (P-147) must be completed. 

What to do:

NOTE: A $25 late fee will be charged for the renewal of an expired driver's license.