Special Operator's Permit
("Work Permit/Education Permit")
If your driver's license is under suspension you may apply for a Special Operator’s Permit that will allow you to drive to and from work or attend classes or examinations at accredited institutions of higher education.
To apply for a Special Operator's Permit:
Complete an Application for Special Permit to Operate a Motor Vehicle To and From Work (form A-62).
If you are self employed, you must submit a copy of your business filing from the CT Secretary of State or the most recent business income tax return indicating the applicant as a principal or owner of business.
See instructions for all applications below.
- Complete an Application for Special Permit for Higher Education (form P-225).
- Obtain and submit a certified copy of your class and examination schedule clearly identifying the days, hours and geographic locations of your classes.
- See instructions for all applications below.
- All applications can be mailed. You may also scan completed applications and email to DMV.Suspension@ct.gov
- DMV will verify your application and review your driving record as part of the application process. Applicants must meet qualifications list below.
- Out-of-State Drivers: If you are licensed in another state, you must provide a recent certified copy of your driving record from that jurisdiction. DMV does not accept driving records from private vendors.
- A non-refundable $100 application fee must accompany each permit request.
Driver Services Division
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT 06161-2525
Normal processing time is 10 business days from the date the Driver Services Division receives your correspondence.
To qualify for a special operator’s permit, you must:
Not be currently suspended for failure to appear/pay a citation.
- Not be currently suspended for Operating While Under Suspension.
- Not have a prior alcohol related offense.
Not have three or more prior moving violations as specified in Connecticut General Statute 14-111g(a) on your driving history.
Not have two or more prior moving violations on your driving history if you are currently suspended for Reckless Driving or Evading Responsibility.
Not have a violation of Vehicular Manslaughter or Vehicular Assault.
Special Operator's Permits are subject to strict standards for approval and use.
You can not operate a motor vehicle unless the Special Operator's Permit is in your possession.
Misuse of a permit, conviction of a traffic citation, or a new license suspension while operating under a permit may result in revocation of the permit and other penalties.
Driving Outside Connecticut: If you intend to operate outside of Connecticut, you must check with law enforcement in that state to determine if a Connecticut permit is honored.