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.

Adding or Changing a Lienholder to a Title

When adding a lienholder to a title, a transaction called a "Title Only" will have to be completed.  Please follow the instructions below:
  • Complete an Application for Registration and Title (form H-13B).  The registrant must sign this form.
  • Submit a check made payable to the Department of Motor Vehicles in the amount of $45.
  • Submit the current title.
    NOTE:  A new title will be issued and sent directly to the lienholder listed.
The above documentation should be mailed to:
Department of Motor Vehicles
Specialized Registry Services
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT 06161
NOTE: You may have received a lien release letter stating that the loan has been satisfied. It is not necessary for you to obtain a new certificate of title removing your previous lien holder. You may retain the stamped paid certificate of title from your lien holder, and use this title for future sale or transfer of the vehicle.
Please note: Connecticut does not participate in any electronic title or electronic lien holder program and at this time is not able to receive an electronic title or lien holder record.