NOTICE:

➤ 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 CTDMV.info

➤ 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 CTDMV.info

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.

Suspension For Unresolved/Unpaid Tickets 

If you were issued a ticket in Connecticut or another state and you failed to answer the ticket by the due date, missed a scheduled court date or missed a court imposed deadline, the court or out-of-state jurisdiction will notify DMV to suspend your license privilege.

A suspension notice will be mailed to the address on record with the effective date of suspension, citation number and the court’s telephone number. Click here for a list of courts in the Connecticut Judicial Directory.

To avoid the suspension, you must reopen your case before the date of suspension. You may reopen the docket and pay the fine, or you may reopen the docket and schedule a new court date.

Connecticut Tickets:
The Superior Court will notify DMV that your ticket has been reopened.

Out-of-State Tickets:
You must obtain a court receipt or documentation from the court that indicates the ticket number and the date satisfied. Email a copy to dmv.suspension@ct.gov or you may send a copy by mail to the address below.

All court fees and fines must be paid directly to the court involved.

If the ticket is reopened before the suspension date, the suspension will be rescinded and removed from your record.

If the ticket is reopened on or after the suspension date, you must pay restoration fee of $175.00. The restoration fee may be paid online or by mail with a check or money order payable to “DMV”. 

For mail correspondence, please clearly print your name, date of birth, and current address on all documents and mail it to:

State of Connecticut
Department of Motor Vehicles
Driver Services Division
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT 06161


Normal processing time is 10 business days from the date that your correspondence was received. After you are reinstated, a restoration notice will be mailed to you.

Please note: You are not permitted to drive a motor vehicle until your driving privilege is restored and you have a valid driver license or learner permit in your possession.

 

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