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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2020

CT Department of Motor Vehicles Announces Extension for Renewal of DMV Credentials

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. - The Department of Motor Vehicles – acting on the recent Declaration signed by Governor Ned Lamont – now offers an extension period to Connecticut residents with expiring credentials. Eligible DMV credentials that expire between March 10, 2020 and June 8, 2020 are automatically covered by this extension. The extension is effective immediately. 

The extension includes all Connecticut driver’s licenses, learner’s permits, and identity cards. In addition to extending the expiration date of DMV credentials, late fees associated with eligible expired credentials will also be waived during the extension period. For answers to questions, updates, or more information about the credential extension, please call the contact center at 860-263-5700 (within Hartford area) and 1-800-842-8222 (all other parts of Connecticut).

Motor vehicle registrations are not covered under the extension. The DMV encourages people who must renew their registrations to use online, phone, or mail-in renewal methods. 

The extension is intended to help safeguard the general public against the spread of coronavirus/COVID 19 by providing customers with renewal options.  

“With the rapidly changing coronavirus situation, this measure will allow holders of expiring DMV credentials to reduce their exposure by extending the timeframe for their renewal - with no financial penalty,” said Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner, Sibongile Magubane. 

The DMV advises that eligible credential holders take advantage of the extension especially seniors, families with children and those with compromised immune systems.

For up-to-date guidance on COVID19 please visit ct.gov/coronavirus