➤ 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.

***This office is closed at this time.  See list of remote services and daily status updates on DMV and partner locations.
151 Torrington Road
Winsted, CT 06098-0649
Winsted DMV
Hours of Operation:
Tue. and Fri. – 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thurs. – 9:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sat. – 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Winsted office offers limited services.  See below for detailed information.

See complete list of DMV offices for other locations and hours of operation.

You can check online for the status of a driver's license and vehicle registration.

Check the holiday schedule before visiting a DMV Office.
Customers visiting the office can obtain:
  • All Vehicle and Boat Registration Services 
  • Renewals of Driver Licenses ONLY - New (first-time) driver licenses and new endorsements must be processed at a DMV Hub officeHaz-Mat Endorsement renewals must be processed at a DMV Hub office.
  • Name changes on DMV documents 
  • Duplicates of DMV documents
  • Non-Driver ID Cards
  • Disabled Parking Permits
Dealers and Titling Service Companies are not available at this location.
Acceptable forms of payment are: cash, money orders, personal checks, bank checks, American Express, Mastercard, Visa, Discover and most debit cards. Please make all checks payable to DMV.

Traveling Route 44 East: Follow Route 44 East through downtown Winsted. Turn right at the first traffic light after  Saint James Episcopal Church. DMV is approximately two miles on the left. 

Traveling Route 44 West: Follow Route 44 West into Winsted. Turn left at the traffic light at Dairy Queen. DMV is approximately two miles on the left. 

Traveling Route 8 South: Take exit 46 (Pine Woods Road). Turn right off the exit. Proceed to the traffic light and turn right. DMV will be on the right.

Traveling Route 8 North: Take exit 46 (Pine Woods Road). Turn left off the exit. Proceed to the traffic light and turn right. DMV will be on the right.