➤ 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.

Military Personnel Renewing their Connecticut Driver License

***EXTENSION OFFERED:  DMV is offering a 180-day extension period to Connecticut residents with expiring driver's licenses, ID cards and learner's permits. Credentials that expire between March 10, 2020 and June 30, 2020 are automatically covered by this extension. No late fees will be assessed for eligible credentials.  For additional service updates, visit https://CTDMV.info

 

"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.  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.