Resolving a License Suspension
All transactions must be conducted by mail or e-mail. If your license is suspended, you will be required to pay a $175.00 restoration fee. After you are reinstated, a restoration notice will be mailed to you.
You are not permitted to drive a motor vehicle until your driving privilege is restored and you have a valid driver's license or learner's permit in your possession. You may check your driver's license status online if you have an in state driver’s license. If you hold an identification card, learner’s permit or out of state license, you must wait for a restoration notice.
The normal processing time is 10 business days from the date the DMV's Driver Services Division receives your correspondence. Please provide your name, date of birth, and current mailing address with all correspondence. If your address has changed, you may complete and mail a change of address form to the address indicated on the form.
Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles
Driver Services Division
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT 06161-1013
Method of Payment
You can pay your license restoration fee online with a credit card.
Call 860-263-5720 if you’d like to submit the restoration fee utilizing our automated pay by phone option. This option is only available to in state license holders.
Pay By Mail
Submit a check or money order made payable to DMV in the amount of $175.00 at least two weeks prior to your eligibility date.
For more information
If you’d like general suspension or restoration information, you may call our automated phone system at 860-263-5720. Our automated phone system is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.