Renew a commercial driver’s license

Learn how to renew your commercial driver’s license (CDL)

Renew a commercial driver’s license

Learn how to renew your commercial driver’s license (CDL)

CDL renewal overview

When it’s time for you to renew your commercial driver’s license, the DMV sends a renewal form to the address we have on file for you. This form includes instructions on how to renew your CDL.

Note: If your address ever changes, you are required by law to let the DMV know within 48 hours.

You don’t receive a permanent driver license or ID card while at a DMV office. It arrives in the mail. You may retain your expiring license or ID if there are no changes other than your address. Visit Central Issuance to learn more.  

After your in-person visit to renew your CDL at a DMV office, you can track the delivery of your new card.

CDL licenses cannot be renewed at a DMV express office.

Notice for hazmat endorsement renewals
  • Hazmat endorsement renewals can only be processed at the DMV Bridgeport, Danbury, Enfield, Hamden, Norwalk, Old Saybrook, Waterbury, Wethersfield, and Willimantic offices.
  • In accordance with the USA PATRIOT ACT, all CDL-holders who apply for or renew a Hazardous Materials endorsement are required to undergo a security threat assessment. Learn more.
  • Documents required
  • CDL renewal fees

Documents required

You need to bring the following to your DMV appointment:

  • Your current CDL. If you don’t have your current license, you need two forms of acceptable identification from the list of acceptable forms of identification.
  • Current, legible, unexpired medical certificate completed by a certified medical examiner on file with the DMV prior to renewal.
  • A printed confirmation of self-certification with DMV.
  • Renewal application form that you received in the mail (if available).
  • If you don’t already have a verified REAL ID, you are required to provide additional identity documents when you renew. Learn more about REAL ID.

Note: If your license is suspended here or in any other state, your license is not renewed until your license privilege is restored.

CDL renewal fees

Fees to renew your commercial driver’s license are as follows:

  • Four-year renewal: $70
  • Four-year renewal + public passenger endorsement: $118
  • Late fee for expired CDL: $25

Please see acceptable forms of payment.