➤ 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

➤ 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

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 20 business days. The DMV appreciates the public’s patience as it navigates through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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