➤ 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.

Expired Driver Licenses

***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.  

When you renew, you will keep your expiring license/ID and receive a temporary paper card.  Your permanent license or ID card will arrive through the mail. For more on this, please see Central Issuance.

If your Connecticut Driver's License has been expired for two years or less, you do not have to retake the driving test. 

You can appear in person at your nearest DMV office, AAA location, Milford and North Haven Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union, Stamford (The WorkPlace, Inc.) or West Haven City Hall and bring with you the following:

NOTE:  AAA locations, Nutmeg Financial Credit Union, Stamford (The WorkPlace, Inc.) and West Haven City Hall may charge a convenience fee up to $8.00 per DMV transaction.

Bring your expired drivers license or one (1) form of identification from the primary or secondary list of acceptable forms of identification. Note: Photocopies will not be accepted.

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

The fee for a 6-year renewal of a non-commercial driver's license is $72, and the fee for an 8-year license is $96.

If your Connecticut Driver's License has been expired more than two years, you will be required to complete all testing requirements again. Please see Obtaining a License for the First Time for detailed information regarding testing.

Note:  If your license is suspended here or in any other state, your license will not be renewed until your license privilege is restored.