➤ For the health and safety of the public as well as our employees, some services including road tests are postponed until further notice. All offices remain closed with exception of those offering "appointment-only" Learner's Permit Knowledge Testing. For all DMV service updates, visit

➤ 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.

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. 


Mailing Address

Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles

Driver Services Division

60 State Street

Wethersfield, CT  06161-1013


E-mail Address  


Method of Payment

Pay Online

You can pay your license restoration fee online with a credit card. 


Pay By Phone

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.