NOTICE:

➤ 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 CTDMV.info

➤ 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.

Transfer or Sale Between 
Immediate Family Members

No tax is due on a vehicle obtained through the transfer or sale by a member of the immediate family. Immediate family is defined as mother, father, sister, brother, son, daughter, husband, wife or civil union partner. Delinquent tax restrictions apply.

To qualify for sales tax exemption, the relationship of seller (transferor) to purchaser (transferee) must be (a) spouse, including civil union partner, (b) parent/child (including through adoption), or (c) brother/sister (including through adoption).

To qualify for the immediate family member exemption, the transferred/sold vehicle must have been registered in the name of the immediate member for at least 60 days prior to the transfer/sale and must have been taxed on the last  sale.