Vehicle Registration Renewals

***Important notice on Passport to the Parks fee below***

How to Renew Online

Please be ready to provide the following information during the online vehicle renewal service:

  • A Personal Identification Number (PIN), or
  • First and Last Names as it appears on your license or ID card
  • CT Driver’s License or Non-Driver ID Number
  • Date of Birth
  • If you’re an organization, you will need your Secretary of State number.

There are some vehicle types that cannot be renewed online due to additional paperwork needed.

Vehicles that are able to renew online are Passenger, Trucks, SUV’s, Van, Motorcycle, Camp Trailers, and most Commercial vehicles.

I want to renew and my vehicle is registered under:

We accept VISA, MasterCard, and Discover credit card, also debit cards with the VISA/MasterCard logo only.

You may renew online up to 30 days after the expiration of your registration. You will be assessed a $10.00 late fee 5 days after expiration.

Additional Information

  • All transactions will be subject to compliance and fine check prior to renewal.
  • You will be provided with a list of possible registration and vehicles eligible for renewal within the next 6 months.
  • As an Organization, if the DMV does not have your Secretary of State number on file you must first contact the DMV to have this added to your organization customer record prior to conducting an online transaction.

Check and Resolve Any Compliance Issues (prior to renewing)

  • You may check your compliance issues with our new online service.
  • Property tax: Contact the (city/town) listed to settle your tax obligation.
  • Parking Tickets: Contact the (city/town) listed to settle your parking ticket obligation.
  • Emissions Due: The vehicle must be tested at an Official Connecticut Test Station prior to completing a registration renewal. Please refer to CT Emissions more information.
  • Insurance Issues: Contact Insurance Compliance Unit at 860-263-5725
  • Commercial Vehicle Safety (CVSD) Violation: Contact CVSD at 860-263-5446
  • Registration Suspension: Contact Driver Services at 860-263-5720

Renewing by Mail

An invitation to renew your registration will be automatically mailed to you 45 days before the expiration date. You may renew by mail by mailing the bottom portion of your renewal notice. If you do not have return envelope, you may mail your payment to the following address:

Department of Motor Vehicles

PO Box 150456

Hartford, CT 06115-0456

Beginning in 2018, Connecticut will offer all residents with Connecticut license plates on their vehicles free parking at all state parks and beaches. Connecticut wants to make state parks, forests, trails, historic sites and beaches more available to our residents so they can enjoy the many attractions and beauty they offer.
A $10 fee, which amounts to $5 per year, will be included in all two-year non-commercial vehicles with new registrations, renewals and plate transfers.  These are passenger cars and vehicles with combination plates as well as motorcycles, campers/motor homes and vehicles with antique car plates.
In addition, seniors 65 years old and older with a one-year registration renewal will have only an additional $5 fee each year.
The new program allows the State of Connecticut to give more to the public that has now invested in our park system: Increased lifeguards, improved park maintenance, shoulder season camping for opening day of fishing and into the fall foliage, and longer hours at our museums and nature centers. When people visit our state parks and other sites they visit local restaurants, shops and local farms. This program brings many economic benefits for our state.
For more information about Connecticut state parks, visit