Fees

View a comprehensive list of fees for a wide variety of transactions and learn how they’re calculated

Fees

View a comprehensive list of fees for a wide variety of transactions and learn how they’re calculated
All Connecticut DMV fees

Use this dropdown menu to find fees for driver’s licenses, vehicle plates, commercial licenses, parking tickets, and more. Also learn how to pay your fees. Find acceptable forms of payment  at DMV office locations.

License and plate fees



Type Estimated fee Duration
New issue regular (non-commercial)
In addition, customers will pay a $40 examination fee.
$84 Issued for 5 1/2 to 7 years to expire on operator’s birthday. Exact duration of first license depends on date of issuance and the operator’s birthday.
New issue commercial driver's license (CDL)
(You must have a Connecticut driver's license prior to getting a CDL.
$70 Issued for 3 1/2 to 5 years to expire on operator’s birthday. Exact duration of first license depends on date of issuance and the operator’s birthday.
New Issue drive-only license $36 Issued for three years.
Duplicate license fee $30 Expiration date does not change.
Making any change to your driver's license
This fee applies to license upgrades/downgrades.
Does not include renewals.
$30
License exam fee $40
Learner's permit (class D) $19
Duplicate learner's permit (replacement) $19
Non-driver identification card
(new)
$28 New - issued for seven years to expire on operator’s birthday. Exact duration of ID depends on date of issuance and the operator’s birthday.
Replacement - $30
Non-driver identification card (renewal) $24 for 6 years
$32 for 8 years
This fee will be listed on your renewal notice.
Motorcycle training permit $16 Replacement - $16
Endorsement on license for public passenger transportation $12*
* - There is additional fee of $30 for making a change to your driver's license.
Per year
Commercial driver's license knowledge test $16
This fee is waived if the operator is a school bus driver and presents a letter of employment from a school bus company.
Commercial driver's license skills test $30
This fee is waived if the operator is a school bus driver and presents a letter of employment from a school bus company.
Commercial driver's license endorsements $5 each
Commercial driver's license restrictions $5 each
Commercial driver's license learner's permit $20
This fee is waived if the operator is a school bus driver and presents a letter of employment from a school bus company.
Upgrade to commercial driver's license $22*
* - There is an additional fee of $30 for making a change to your driver's license.
License Renewals
Regular (Non-Commercial) $72 for a 6-year license This fee will be listed on your renewal notice.
$96 for an 8-year license
Regular (Two-year renewal) $24 for a 2-year license* *Option for operators 65 years old or older
Regular - renewal late fee $25
Commercial driver’s license $70 Four years
Commercial driver's license - renewal late fee $25
Convenience fee (DMV Express locations) Up to $8 Per transaction
Drive only license $36 Three years

 

Acceptable form of payment at the DMV
Many DMV transactions require a fee from the customer. Acceptable forms of payment vary by location and are as follows: 
 
Payment accepted at DMV hub and branch offices
Locate a DMV hub of branch office. 

  • Acceptable forms of payment are: 
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount 
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Payment accepted at DMV express offices:  
Locate a DMV express office. Note: AAA locations and Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations may change an additional convenience fee of up to $8 per DMV transaction.

  • AAA locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo
  • Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo 

Stamford DMV Express

  • Money orders, for exact amount
  • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
  • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Note: Checks drawn on foreign banks and third-party checks are not accepted at any location. Please also see fees for returned checks or rejected/dishonored credit and debit cards  below on this page.

Pay by phone using a credit card & other automated services
We’re excited to now offers customers the ability to make payments by phone for select services, as well as check the status for certain transactions.
 
Customers can use these new services without having to wait on hold or speak directly with an operator. Services available by phone include:

  • Pay for vehicle registration renewal
  • Pay license reinstatement fee(s)
  • Pay insurance lapse fee(s)
  • Check the status of your vehicle’s registration and status of your driver’s license
  • Check the expected delivery date of your new driver’s license 

To use these services, customers can call the DMV 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays,  at:
860-263-5700


Vehicle type

Estimated fees

All-terrain vehicle (ATV)

$30 registration fee

$5 plate fee

$10 Clean Air Act fee

Boat

Registration fee based on hull material. See vessel fee chart.

Bus (livery or interstate livery)

$266 registration fee (seating capacity up to 7. $4 per additional seats) Pro-rated registration fee from October 1 to February 29

$5 plate fee

$10 Clean Air Act fee

$10 administrative fee

$25 title fee

$10 lien fee, if applicable

Bus (public service)

$56 registration fee + $2 if standees (one year). Prorated registration fee from October 1-February 29.

$5 plate fee

$5 Clean Air Act fee

$10 administrative fee

$25 title fee

$10 lien fee, if applicable

Bus (school bus)

$107 registration fee (one year). Prorated registration fee from March 1-July 31.

$5 plate fee

$5 Clean Air Act fee

$10 administrative fee

$25 title fee

$10 lien fee, if applicable

Bus (school bus livery)

$133 one-year registration fee (seating capacity up to 7. $4 per additional seats). Prorated registration fee from October 1-February 29.

$5 plate fee

$5 Clean Air Act fee

$10 administrative fee

$25 title fee

$10 lien fee, if applicable

Bus (seasonal)

$28 registration fee

$5 plate fee

$5 Clean Air Act fee

$10 administrative fee

$25 title fee

$10 lien fee, if applicable

Bus (service bus)

$213 registration fee. Prorated registration fee from March 1 to July 31.

$5 plate fee

$5 Clean Air Act fee

$10 administrative fee

$25 title fee

$10 lien fee, if applicable

Industrial (factory)

Registration fee based on footage:

  • 1-200ft = $30
  • 201-400ft = $42
  • 401-600ft = $54
  • 601-800ft = $66
  • 801-1000ft = $78
  • 1001-1200ft = $90
  • 1201-1400ft = $102
  • 1401-1500ft = $114

$5 plate fee

$5 Clean Air Act fee

$10 administrative fee

Motorcycle (classic)

$63 registration fee

$7 plate fee

$10 administrative fee

$15 Clean Air Act fee

$15 Passport to Parks fee

$10 greenhouse gas reduction fee

Motorcycle (commercial)

$90 registration fee

$5 plate fee

$25 title fee

$10 administrative fee

$15 Clean Air Act fee

$10 lien fee, if applicable

$15 Passport to the Parks fee

Motorcycle (regular)

$63 registration fee

$5 plate fee

$25 title fee

$10 administrative fee

$15 Clean Air Act fee

$10 lien fee, if applicable

$15 Passport to the Parks fee

Motorhome (regular)

$112.50 registration fee

$5 plate fee

$15 Clean Air Act fee

$15 greenhouse gas fee

$10 administrative fee

$25 title fee

$10 lien fee, if applicable

$15 Passport to Parks fee

Passenger car, SUV, truck, truck tractor, van, buss or motorhome (classic)

$120 registration fee

$7 plate fee

$10 administrative fee

$15 greenhouse gas fee

$15 Clean Air Act fee

$15 Passport to the Parks fee

Passenger car (combination)

$132 registration fee

$5 plate fee

$25 title fee

$10 administrative fee

$15 Clean Air Act fee

$10 lien fee, if applicable

$15 Passport to the Parks fee

$40 emissions exemption fee if vehicle is four years old or newer

$15 greenhouse gas fee if vehicle has certificate of origin

Passenger car, SUV, truck, truck tractor, van, bus, motorhome (commercial)

One-year registration fee is based on GVWR. See commercial chart.

$5 plate fee

$25 title fee

$10 administrative fee

$5 Clean Air Act fee

$10 lien fee, if applicable

$40 emissions exemption fee if vehicle is four years old or newer

$5 greenhouse gas fee if vehicle has certificate of origin

Passenger car, SUV, van (interstate livery)

$266 registration fee seating capacity up to 7 - $4 per additional seat. Prorated registration fee from October 1-February 29.

$5 plate fee

$25 title fee

$10 Clean Air Act fee

$10 administrative fee

$40 emissions exemption fee if vehicle is four years old or newer

$5 greenhouse gas fee if vehicle has certificate of origin

Passenger car, SUV, van (livery)

$266 registration fee (seating capacity up to 7. $4 per additional seat). Prorated registration fee from October 1-February 29.

$5 plate fee

$25 title fee

$10 Clean Air Act fee

$10 administrative fee

$40 emissions exemption fee if vehicle is four years old or newer

$5 greenhouse gas fee if vehicle has certificate of origin

Passenger car, SUV, van (regular)

$120 registration fee

$5 plate fee

$25 title fee

$10 administrative fee

$15 Clean Air Act fee

$10 lien fee, if applicable

$15 Passport to the Parks fee

$40 emissions exemption fee if vehicle is four years old or newer

$15 greenhouse gas fee if vehicle has certificate of origin

Passenger car, electric (regular)

$120 registration fee

$5 plate fee

$10 administrative fee

$25 title fee

$10 lien fee, if applicable

$15 Passport to the Parks fee

Passenger car (student transportation vehicle – combination)

$44 registration fee (one year)

$5 plate fee

$25 title fee

$5 Clean Air Act fee

$10 administrative fee

$10 lien fee, if applicable

$40 emissions exemption fee if vehicle is four years old or newer

$5 greenhouse gas fee if vehicle has certificate of origin

Passenger car, SUV, van (taxi)

$266 registration fee (seating capacity up to 7. $4 per additional seat). Prorated registration fee from October 1-February 29.

$5 plate fee

$25 title fee

$10 Clean Air Act fee

$10 administrative fee

$40 emissions exemption fee if vehicle is four years old or newer

$5 greenhouse gas fee if vehicle has certificate of origin

Snowmobile

$30 registration fee

$5 plate fee

$10 Clean Air Act fee

Special mobile (commercial – agricultural)

$400 registration fee (one year)

$5 plate fee

$10 special mobile fee

$5 Clean Air Act fee

$10 administrative fee

Special mobile (regular)

Registration fee is based on GVWR. See commercial fee chart.

$5 plate fee

$10 special mobile fee

$10 Clean Air Act fee

$10 administrative fee

Title only

$10 administrative fee

$25 title fee

$10 lien fee, if applicable

Truck, van (ambulance)

$44 registration fee. Prorated registration fee from January to February.

$5 plate fee

$10 Clean Air Act fee

$10 administrative fee

$25 title fee

$10 lien fee, if applicable

Truck, van, SUV (regular or combination)

Registration fee is based on GVWR. See combination chart.

$5 plate fee

$25 title fee

$15 Clean Air Act fee

$10 administrative fee

$10 lien fee, if applicable

$15 Passport to the Parks fee

$40 emissions exemption fee if vehicle is four years old or newer

$15 greenhouse gas fee if vehicle has certificate of origin

Note: A pick-up truck can be registered as a passenger vehicle if the gross weight does not exceed 8500 pounds and the vehicle is not being used for commercial purposes. Registration fee does not change.

Truck or truck tractor (heavy-duty)

$326 registration fee (one year)

$5 plate fee

$5 Clean Air Act fee

$25 title fee

$10 administrative fee

$10 lien fee, if applicable

Truck or truck tractor (seasonal)

Registration Fee is based on GVWR (1/2 Fee Cost). See commercial chart.

$5 plate fee

$5 Clean Air Act fee

$25 title fee

$10 administrative fee

$10 lien fee, if applicable

Truck (service bus)

Registration fee is based on GVWR. Please see commercial fee chart. Prorated registration fee from March 1 - July 31.

$5 plate fee

$10 Clean Air Act fee

$10 administrative fee

$25 title fee

$10 lien fee, if applicable

$40 emissions exemption fee if vehicle is four years old or newer

$5 greenhouse gas fee if vehicle has certificate of origin

Truck, SUV, van (STV combination)

One-year registration fee is based on GVWR. Please see combination fee chart.

$5 plate fee

$5 Clean Air Act fee

$10 administrative fee

$25 title fee

$10 lien fee, if applicable

$40 emissions exemption fee if vehicle is four years old or newer

$5 greenhouse gas fee if vehicle has certificate of origin

Truck, van, bus (student transportation vehicle – service bus)

$80 one-year registration fee. Prorated registration Fee from March 1 to July 31.

$5 plate fee

$5 Clean Air Act fee

$10 administrative fee

$25 title fee

$10 lien fee, if applicable

$40 emissions exemption fee if vehicle is four years old or newer

$5 greenhouse gas fee if vehicle has certificate of origin

Truck or truck tractor (wrecker)

$125 registration fee

$5 plate fee

$25 title fee

$10 Clean Air Act fee

$10 administrative fee

$10 lien fee, if applicable

Trailer (commercial)

One-year registration fee is based on GVWR. See commercial fee chart

$5 plate fee

$25 title fee

$10 administrative fee

$10 lien fee, if applicable

Trailer (heavy-duty)

$326 registration fee (one year)

$5 plate fee

$25 title fee

$10 administrative fee

$10 lien fee, if applicable

Trailer (regular)

$28.50 registration fee

$5 plate fee

$25 title fee *If GVWR is more than 3000 pounds*

$10 administrative fee

$10 lien fee, if applicable

Trailer (seasonal)

Registration fee is based on GVWR (1/2 fee cost). See commercial fee chart.

$5 plate fee

$25 title fee

$10 administrative fee

$10 lien fee, if applicable

Trailer (semi-trailer)

$40 registration fee per year (1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 years)

$5 plate fee

$25 title fee

$10 administrative fee

$10 lien fee, if applicable

Van (service bus)

$214 registration fee (must have at least nine passengers and up to 16). Prorated registration fee from March 1 - July 31.

$5 plate fee

$10 Clean Air Act fee

$10 administrative fee

$25 title fee

$10 lien fee, if applicable

$40 emissions exemption fee if vehicle is four years old or newer

$5 greenhouse gas fee if vehicle has certificate of origin

Van (vanpool)

No registration fee

$5 plate fee

$10 administrative fee

$25 title fee

$10 lien fee, if applicable

$40 emissions exemption fee if vehicle is four years old or newer

$5 greenhouse gas fee if vehicle has certificate of origin



Acceptable form of payment at the DMV
Many DMV transactions require a fee from the customer.  Acceptable forms of payment vary by location and are as follows: 
 
Payment accepted at DMV hub and branch offices
Locate a DMV hub of branch office. 

  • Acceptable forms of payment are: 
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount 
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Payment accepted at DMV express offices:  
Locate a DMV express office. Note: AAA locations and Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations may change an additional convenience fee of up to $8 per DMV transaction.

  • AAA locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo
  • Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo 

Stamford DMV Express

  • Money orders, for exact amount
  • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
  • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Note: Checks drawn on foreign banks and third-party checks are not accepted at any location. Please also see fees for returned checks or rejected/dishonored credit and debit cards  below on this page.

Pay by phone using a credit card & other automated services
We’re excited to now offers customers the ability to make payments by phone for select services, as well as check the status for certain transactions.
 
Customers can use these new services without having to wait on hold or speak directly with an operator. Services available by phone include:

  • Pay for vehicle registration renewal
  • Pay license reinstatement fee(s)
  • Pay insurance lapse fee(s)
  • Check the status of your vehicle’s registration and status of your driver’s license
  • Check the expected delivery date of your new driver’s license 

To use these services, customers can call the DMV 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays,  at:
860-263-5700



Type

Estimated fee

Term

Saw rig (commercial plate)

$27

1 year

Sprayer (commercial plate)

$27

1 year

Well driller (commercial plate)

$49

1 year

Heavy-duty commercial (over 55,000 lbs. gross weight: CTDOT overweight permit required)

$326

1 year

Permanently mounted crane (commercial plate)

½ commercial fee

1 year

Construction plate

$12

1 year

Special mobile equipment plates*

½ commercial fee

1 year

Transporter plates

$250

1 year

Hearse plates

$37

1 year

Factory plates (e.g. forklifts)

$30 to $114 (determined by distance traveled between facilities

1 year


* Note: Vehicle is not designed for transportation of persons or property on the highway, including, but not limited to: ditchdigger, well-boring apparatus, asphalt spreader, bituminous mixers, bucket-loader, street sweeper, ditchers, level graders, finishing machines, motor graders, road rollers, scarifiers, earth moving carry-alls and scrapers, power shovels and drag lines, self-propelled cranes and earth moving equipment)

Acceptable form of payment at the DMV
Many DMV transactions require a fee from the customer. Acceptable forms of payment vary by location and are as follows: 
 
Payment accepted at DMV hub and branch offices
Locate a DMV hub of branch office. 

  • Acceptable forms of payment are: 
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount 
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Payment accepted at DMV express offices:  
Locate a DMV express office. Note: AAA locations and Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations may change an additional convenience fee of up to $8 per DMV transaction.

  • AAA locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo
  • Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo 

Stamford DMV Express

  • Money orders, for exact amount
  • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
  • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Note: Checks drawn on foreign banks and third-party checks are not accepted at any location. Please also see fees for returned checks or rejected/dishonored credit and debit cards  below on this page.

Pay by phone using a credit card & other automated services
We’re excited to now offers customers the ability to make payments by phone for select services, as well as check the status for certain transactions.
 
Customers can use these new services without having to wait on hold or speak directly with an operator. Services available by phone include:

  • Pay for vehicle registration renewal
  • Pay license reinstatement fee(s)
  • Pay insurance lapse fee(s)
  • Check the status of your vehicle’s registration and status of your driver’s license
  • Check the expected delivery date of your new driver’s license 

To use these services, customers can call the DMV 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays,  at:
860-263-5700



Type

Estimated fee

Duration

Application fee

$140

One-time fee

Used dealer license

$560

2 years

New dealer license

$700

2 years

General repairer license

$340

2 years

Limited repairer license

$340

2 years

Manufacturer’s License

$2,300

2 years

Recycler (junkyard) application fee

$280

One-time fee

Recycler (junkyard) new license

$705

1 year

Recycler (junkyard) renewal license

$700

2 years

Dealer plates

$140

2 years

Special SX plates

commercial plate fee

2 years

Motorcycle dealer plates

$74

2 years

Recycler (junkyard) plates

$140

2 years

 

Marine dealer plates for trailers

$100

2 years

 


Acceptable form of payment at the DMV
Many DMV transactions require a fee from the customer. Acceptable forms of payment vary by location and are as follows: 
 
Payment accepted at DMV hub and branch offices
Locate a DMV hub of branch office. 

  • Acceptable forms of payment are: 
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount 
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Payment accepted at DMV express offices:  
Locate a DMV express office. Note: AAA locations and Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations may change an additional convenience fee of up to $8 per DMV transaction.

  • AAA locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo
  • Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo 

Stamford DMV Express

  • Money orders, for exact amount
  • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
  • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Note: Checks drawn on foreign banks and third-party checks are not accepted at any location. Please also see fees for returned checks or rejected/dishonored credit and debit cards  below on this page.

Pay by phone using a credit card & other automated services
We’re excited to now offers customers the ability to make payments by phone for select services, as well as check the status for certain transactions.
 
Customers can use these new services without having to wait on hold or speak directly with an operator. Services available by phone include:

  • Pay for vehicle registration renewal
  • Pay license reinstatement fee(s)
  • Pay insurance lapse fee(s)
  • Check the status of your vehicle’s registration and status of your driver’s license
  • Check the expected delivery date of your new driver’s license 

To use these services, customers can call the DMV 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays,  at:
860-263-5700


(As of July 1, 2011)


Type

Estimated fee

Driver history (certified)

$20

Driver license application

Driver license file information

Motor vehicle registration application

Motor vehicle registration file Information

Return plate receipt

Bill of sale

Title search

Title application (or any title document)


Acceptable form of payment at the DMV
Many DMV transactions require a fee from the customer. Acceptable forms of payment vary by location and are as follows: 
 
Payment accepted at DMV hub and branch offices
Locate a DMV hub of branch office. 

  • Acceptable forms of payment are: 
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount 
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Payment accepted at DMV express offices:  
Locate a DMV express office. Note: AAA locations and Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations may change an additional convenience fee of up to $8 per DMV transaction.

  • AAA locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo
  • Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo 

Stamford DMV Express

  • Money orders, for exact amount
  • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
  • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Note: Checks drawn on foreign banks and third-party checks are not accepted at any location. Please also see fees for returned checks or rejected/dishonored credit and debit cards  below on this page.

Pay by phone using a credit card & other automated services
We’re excited to now offers customers the ability to make payments by phone for select services, as well as check the status for certain transactions.
 
Customers can use these new services without having to wait on hold or speak directly with an operator. Services available by phone include:

  • Pay for vehicle registration renewal
  • Pay license reinstatement fee(s)
  • Pay insurance lapse fee(s)
  • Check the status of your vehicle’s registration and status of your driver’s license
  • Check the expected delivery date of your new driver’s license 

To use these services, customers can call the DMV 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays,  at:
860-263-5700



Type Estimated fee Duration
Exchange your driver's license or learner's permit
for a non-driver photo ID.
$28 Issued up to seven years to expire on your birthday. Exact duration depends on the date of issuance and your birthday.
Exchange your non-driver photo ID for a
new learner's permit.
$19 for permit; $40 testing fee (vision, knowledge and road) Issued for two years from date of issuance.
Exchange your non-driver photo ID for your previous driver's license.
(Previous license is valid for longer than 6 months.)
$30 Issued with expiration date of previous driver's license.
Exchange your non-driver photo ID for your previous driver's license.
(Previous license is expiring within six months or has expired for less than two years.)
$72 for a six-year license (plus $25 late fee if your previous driver's license is expired.)

$96 for an eight-year license (plus $25 late fee if your previous driver's license is expired.
Issued with expiration date of six years or eight years from previous driver's license expiration date.

Acceptable form of payment at the DMV
Many DMV transactions require a fee from the customer.  Acceptable forms of payment vary by location and are as follows: 
 
Payment accepted at DMV hub and branch offices
Locate a DMV hub of branch office. 

  • Acceptable forms of payment are: 
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount 
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Payment accepted at DMV express offices:  
Locate a DMV express office. Note: AAA locations and Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations may change an additional convenience fee of up to $8 per DMV transaction.

  • AAA locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo
  • Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo 

Stamford DMV Express

  • Money orders, for exact amount
  • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
  • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Note: Checks drawn on foreign banks and third-party checks are not accepted at any location. Please also see fees for returned checks or rejected/dishonored credit and debit cards  below on this page.

Pay by phone using a credit card & other automated services
We’re excited to now offers customers the ability to make payments by phone for select services, as well as check the status for certain transactions.
 
Customers can use these new services without having to wait on hold or speak directly with an operator. Services available by phone include:

  • Pay for vehicle registration renewal
  • Pay license reinstatement fee(s)
  • Pay insurance lapse fee(s)
  • Check the status of your vehicle’s registration and status of your driver’s license
  • Check the expected delivery date of your new driver’s license 

To use these services, customers can call the DMV 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays,  at:
860-263-5700


To qualify for an exchange, your driver's license, learner's permit or non-driver photo ID that you currently hold must:

  • Be issued from Connecticut; and
  • Must be current or not expired for more than two years.

Type

Estimated fee

School bus type I (over 10,000 pounds. GVWR)

$107

School bus type II (up to 10,000 pounds GVWR)

$64

School bus/livery (dual use)

$133 and $4 times the number of seats over seven


Acceptable form of payment at the DMV
Many DMV transactions require a fee from the customer. Acceptable forms of payment vary by location and are as follows: 
 
Payment accepted at DMV hub and branch offices
Locate a DMV hub of branch office. 

  • Acceptable forms of payment are: 
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount 
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Payment accepted at DMV express offices:  
Locate a DMV express office. Note: AAA locations and Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations may change an additional convenience fee of up to $8 per DMV transaction.

  • AAA locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo
  • Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo 

Stamford DMV Express

  • Money orders, for exact amount
  • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
  • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Note: Checks drawn on foreign banks and third-party checks are not accepted at any location. Please also see fees for returned checks or rejected/dishonored credit and debit cards  below on this page.

Pay by phone using a credit card & other automated services
We’re excited to now offers customers the ability to make payments by phone for select services, as well as check the status for certain transactions.
 
Customers can use these new services without having to wait on hold or speak directly with an operator. Services available by phone include:

  • Pay for vehicle registration renewal
  • Pay license reinstatement fee(s)
  • Pay insurance lapse fee(s)
  • Check the status of your vehicle’s registration and status of your driver’s license
  • Check the expected delivery date of your new driver’s license 

To use these services, customers can call the DMV 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays,  at:
860-263-5700


(As of July 1, 2011)


Type of action

Estimated fee

Duplicate title

$25

Flashing light permit, red or white or amber

 

$20 per year

Flashing light permit, red and white

 

$20 per year

 

Ignition interlock device - administrative fee

$100

Insurance consent agreement

$200

License or registration restoration (when under suspension)

$175 (Payment must be mailed and in the form of check or money order payable to DMV)

 

Permanent handicapped permit

No fee

Temporary handicapped parking permit, application fee

$5 (Issued for period of six months)

Tinted window permit

No fee

Work/education permit

$100 (this is a non-refundable application fee made in the form of a check or money order payable to DMV for each request for a permit)

 


Acceptable form of payment at the DMV
Many DMV transactions require a fee from the customer. Acceptable forms of payment vary by location and are as follows: 
 
Payment accepted at DMV hub and branch offices
Locate a DMV hub of branch office. 

  • Acceptable forms of payment are: 
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount 
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Payment accepted at DMV express offices:  
Locate a DMV express office. Note: AAA locations and Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations may change an additional convenience fee of up to $8 per DMV transaction.

  • AAA locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo
  • Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo 

Stamford DMV Express

  • Money orders, for exact amount
  • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
  • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Note: Checks drawn on foreign banks and third-party checks are not accepted at any location. Please also see fees for returned checks or rejected/dishonored credit and debit cards  below on this page.

Pay by phone using a credit card & other automated services
We’re excited to now offers customers the ability to make payments by phone for select services, as well as check the status for certain transactions.
 
Customers can use these new services without having to wait on hold or speak directly with an operator. Services available by phone include:

  • Pay for vehicle registration renewal
  • Pay license reinstatement fee(s)
  • Pay insurance lapse fee(s)
  • Check the status of your vehicle’s registration and status of your driver’s license
  • Check the expected delivery date of your new driver’s license 

To use these services, customers can call the DMV 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays,  at:
860-263-5700



Type

Estimated fee

Fire apparatus

$25

All service bus-
DMV Inspection

$40

Service bus under 26,000 pounds-

licensed dealer inspection

$40

Service bus over 26,000 pounds-

licensed dealer inspection

$80

Taxi

$20


Acceptable form of payment at the DMV
Many DMV transactions require a fee from the customer. Acceptable forms of payment vary by location and are as follows: 
 
Payment accepted at DMV hub and branch offices
Locate a DMV hub of branch office. 

  • Acceptable forms of payment are: 
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount 
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Payment accepted at DMV express offices:  
Locate a DMV express office. Note: AAA locations and Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations may change an additional convenience fee of up to $8 per DMV transaction.

  • AAA locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo
  • Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo 

Stamford DMV Express

  • Money orders, for exact amount
  • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
  • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Note: Checks drawn on foreign banks and third-party checks are not accepted at any location. Please also see fees for returned checks or rejected/dishonored credit and debit cards  below on this page.

Pay by phone using a credit card & other automated services
We’re excited to now offers customers the ability to make payments by phone for select services, as well as check the status for certain transactions.
 
Customers can use these new services without having to wait on hold or speak directly with an operator. Services available by phone include:

  • Pay for vehicle registration renewal
  • Pay license reinstatement fee(s)
  • Pay insurance lapse fee(s)
  • Check the status of your vehicle’s registration and status of your driver’s license
  • Check the expected delivery date of your new driver’s license 

To use these services, customers can call the DMV 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays,  at:
860-263-5700



Type

Description

Apportioned fee - for commercial vehicles over 26,000 pounds gross weight and/or three or more axles performing interstate hauls.

The CT fee is the percentage of the regular commercial fee determined by the percentage of miles traveled in CT in a year.

The "foreign" registration fee is the sum of the percentages of each jurisdiction’s full commercial fee, as determined by the percentage of miles traveled in each jurisdiction in a year.

72-hour trip permit

$15 plus $2 if received from a wire service.

The wire service would also charge a fee for service. The total fee is usually $40 to $50.00.

Note: Non-apportioned Connecticut commercial vehicles over 26,000 pounds or multi-axle must get trip permits from other jurisdictions to operate in these other jurisdictions.

45-day temporary authority

$15 plus $2 if received from a wire service.

Issued to carriers with IRP accounts in good standing to add a vehicle to the account, or change registered weight, etc. of a vehicle already in account.

Renewal late fee (Payments received after the 5th of the month will be subject to a late fee per vehicle)

$150/vehicle

Duplicate cab card

$20.00

Apportioned plate fee

$5.00

Hunter's permit
Used to travel empty to "hunt" for a job or to return home

$20.00

Replacement of apportioned plate

$25 ($20 substitute registration plus $5 plate fee)


Acceptable form of payment at the DMV
Many DMV transactions require a fee from the customer. Acceptable forms of payment vary by location and are as follows: 
 
Payment accepted at DMV hub and branch offices
Locate a DMV hub of branch office. 

  • Acceptable forms of payment are: 
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount 
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Payment accepted at DMV express offices:  
Locate a DMV express office. Note: AAA locations and Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations may change an additional convenience fee of up to $8 per DMV transaction.

  • AAA locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo
  • Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo 

Stamford DMV Express

  • Money orders, for exact amount
  • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
  • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Note: Checks drawn on foreign banks and third-party checks are not accepted at any location. Please also see fees for returned checks or rejected/dishonored credit and debit cards  below on this page.

Pay by phone using a credit card & other automated services
We’re excited to now offers customers the ability to make payments by phone for select services, as well as check the status for certain transactions.
 
Customers can use these new services without having to wait on hold or speak directly with an operator. Services available by phone include:

  • Pay for vehicle registration renewal
  • Pay license reinstatement fee(s)
  • Pay insurance lapse fee(s)
  • Check the status of your vehicle’s registration and status of your driver’s license
  • Check the expected delivery date of your new driver’s license 

To use these services, customers can call the DMV 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays,  at:
860-263-5700


Gross weight

Annual fee

7 - 12 months

equity

6 month

fee

1 - 6-month equity

Less than 3001

$47.00

$34.00

$28.50

$17.00

3001-

4000

$56.40

$46.40

$33.20

$23.20

4001-

5000

$68.00

$58.00

$39.00

$29.00

5001-

6000

$79.60

$69.60

$44.80

$34.80

6001-

7000

$91.20

$81.20

$50.60

$40.60

7001-

8000

$102.80

$92.80

$56.40

$46.40

8001-

9000

$114.40

$104.40

$62.20

$52.20

9001-

10000

$126.00

$116.00

$68.00

$58.00

10001-

11000

$137.60

$127.60

$73.80

$63.80

11001-

12000

$149.20

$139.20

$79.60

$69.60

12001-

13000

$160.80

$150.80

$85.40

$75.40

13001-

14000

$172.40

$162.40

$91.20

$81.20

14001-

15000

$184.00

$174.00

$97.00

$87.00

15001-

16000

$195.60

$185.60

$102.80

$92.80

16001-

17000

$207.20

$197.20

$108.60

$98.60

17001-

18000

$218.80

$208.80

$114.40

$104.40

18001-

19000

$230.40

$220.40

$120.20

$110.20

19001-

20000

$242.00

$232.00

$126.00

$116.00

20001-

21000

$308.20

$298.20

$159.10

$149.10

21001-

22000

$322.40

$312.40

$166.20

$156.20

22001-

23000

$336.60

$326.60

$173.30

$163.30

23001-

24000

$350.80

$340.80

$180.40

$170.40

24001-

25000

$365.00

$355.00

$187.50

$177.50

25001-

26000

$379.20

$369.20

$194.60

$184.60

26001-

27000

$393.40

$383.40

$201.70

$191.70

27001-

28000

$407.60

$397.60

$208.80

$198.80

28001-

29000

$421.80

$411.80

$215.90

$205.90

29001-

30000

$436.00

$426.00

$223.00

$213.00

30001-

31000

$558.70

$548.70

$284.35

$274.35

31001-

32000

$576.40

$566.40

$293.20

$283.20

32001-

33000

$594.10

$584.10

$302.05

$292.05

33001-

34000

$611.80

$601.80

$310.90

$300.90

34001-

35000

$629.50

$619.50

$319.75

$309.75

35001-

36000

$647.20

$637.20

$328.60

$318.60

36001-

37000

$664.90

$654.90

$337.45

$327.45

37001-

38000

$682.60

$672.60

$346.30

$336.30

38001-

39000

$700.30

$690.30

$355.15

$345.15

39001-

40000

$718.00

$708.00

$364.00

$354.00

40001-

41000

$735.70

$725.70

$372.85

$362.85

41001-

42000

$753.40

$743.50

$381.70

$371.70

42001-

43000

$771.10

$761.10

$390.55

$380.55

43001-

44000

$788.80

$778.80

$399.40

$389.40

44001-

45000

$806.50

$796.50

$408.25

$398.25

45001-

46000

$824.20

$814.20

$417.10

$407.10

46001-

47000

$841.90

$831.90

$425.95

$415.95

47001-

48000

$859.60

$849.60

$434.80

$424.80

48001-

49000

$877.30

$867.30

$443.65

$433.65

49001-

50000

$895.00

$885.00

$452.50

$442.50

50001-

51000

$912.70

$902.70

$461.35

$451.35

51001-

52000

$930.40

$920.40

$470.20

$460.20

52001-

53000

$948.10

$938.10

$479.05

$469.05

53001-

54000

$965.80

$955.80

$487.90

$477.90

54001-

55000

$983.50

$973.50

$496.75

$486.75

55001-

56000

$1,001.20

$991.20

$505.60

$495.60

56001-

57000

$1,018.90

$1,008.90

$514.45

$504.45

57001-

58000

$1,036.60

$1,026.60

$523.30

$513.30

58001-

59000

$1,054.30

$1,044.30

$532.15

$522.15

59001-

60000

$1,072.00

$1,062.00

$541.00

$531.00

60001-

61000

$1,089.70

$1,079.70

$549.85

$539.85

61001-

62000

$1,107.40

$1,097.40

$558.70

$548.70

62001-

63000

$1,125.10

$1,115.10

$567.55

$557.55

63001-

64000

$1,142.80

$1,132.80

$576.40

$566.40

64001-

65000

$1,160.50

$1,150.50

$585.25

$575.25

65001-

66000

$1,178.20

$1,168.20

$594.10

$584.10

66001-

67000

$1,195.90

$1,185.90

$602.95

$592.95

67001-

68000

$1,213.60

$1,203.60

$611.80

$601.80

68001-

69000

$1,231.30

$1,221.30

$620.65

$610.65

69001-

70000

$1,249.00

$1,239.00

$629.50

$619.50

70001-

71000

$1,266.70

$1,256.70

$638.35

$628.35

71001-

72000

$1,284.40

$1,274.40

$647.20

$637.20

72001-

73000

$1,302.10

$1,292.10

$656.05

$646.05

73001-

74000

$1,430.80

$1,420.80

$720.40

$710.40

74001-

75000

$1,450.00

$1,440.00

$730.00

$720.00

75001-

76000

$1,469.20

$1,459.20

$739.60

$729.60

76001-

77000

$1,488.40

$1,478.40

$749.20

$739.20

77001-

78000

$1,507.60

$1,497.60

$758.80

$748.80

78001-

79000

$1,526.80

$1,516.80

$768.40

$758.40

79001-

80000

$1,546.00

$1,536.00

$778.00

$768.00



Acceptable form of payment at the DMV
Many DMV transactions require a fee from the customer. Acceptable forms of payment vary by location and are as follows: 
 
Payment accepted at DMV hub and branch offices
Locate a DMV hub of branch office. 

  • Acceptable forms of payment are: 
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount 
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Payment accepted at DMV express offices:  
Locate a DMV express office. Note: AAA locations and Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations may change an additional convenience fee of up to $8 per DMV transaction.

  • AAA locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo
  • Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo 

Stamford DMV Express

  • Money orders, for exact amount
  • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
  • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Note: Checks drawn on foreign banks and third-party checks are not accepted at any location. Please also see fees for returned checks or rejected/dishonored credit and debit cards  below on this page.

Pay by phone using a credit card & other automated services
We’re excited to now offers customers the ability to make payments by phone for select services, as well as check the status for certain transactions.
 
Customers can use these new services without having to wait on hold or speak directly with an operator. Services available by phone include:

  • Pay for vehicle registration renewal
  • Pay license reinstatement fee(s)
  • Pay insurance lapse fee(s)
  • Check the status of your vehicle’s registration and status of your driver’s license
  • Check the expected delivery date of your new driver’s license 

To use these services, customers can call the DMV 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays,  at:
860-263-5700


Commercial registration fees are based on the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) that the vehicle will be registered for.
To use the chart below:

  • Determine the maximum gross weight of the vehicle.
  • Find the corresponding weight range in the first column and read across to determine the registration fee.
  • The fee in the column labeled “annual fee” is the amount charged for a new registration.

These fees are in addition to any other applicable fees such as title, plate fee, sales tax, etc.

Note: If the GVWR falls between two figures go to the next higher weight for the correct fee. Example: If the gross weight of the vehicle is 4957 pounds, the fee for 5000 pounds is charged.
The column labeled “equity” is the amount of credit that is allowed when a registration is being transferred to another vehicle. Determine how many months are remaining on the registration, and then use the appropriate equity column.

Registered gross vehicle weight rating

Two-year fee

19-24 months equity

 

13-18 months equity

 

7-12 months equity

 

1-6 months equity

Three-year fee

Effective 1/1/20

Less than 3001

$94.00

$70.50

$47

$23.50

$141.00

3001-4000

$106.80

$80.10

$53.40

$26.70

$160.20

4001-5000

$130

$97.50

$65

$32.50

$195

5001-6000

$153.20

$114.90

$76.60

$38.36

$229.80

6001-7000

$176.40

$132.30

$88.20

$44.10

$264.60

7001-8000

$199.60

$149.70

$99.80

$49.90

$299.40

8001-9000

$222.80

$167.10

$111.40

$55.70

$334.20

9001-10000

$246

$184.50

$123

$61.50

$369

10001-11000

$269.20

$201.90

$134.60

$67.30

$403.80

11001-12000

$292.40

$219.30

$146.20

$73.10

$438.60

12001-12500

$315.60

$236.70

$157.80

$78.90

$473.40



Acceptable form of payment at the DMV
Many DMV transactions require a fee from the customer. Acceptable forms of payment vary by location and are as follows: 
 
Payment accepted at DMV hub and branch offices
Locate a DMV hub of branch office. 

  • Acceptable forms of payment are: 
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount 
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Payment accepted at DMV express offices:  
Locate a DMV express office. Note: AAA locations and Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations may change an additional convenience fee of up to $8 per DMV transaction.

  • AAA locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo
  • Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo 

Stamford DMV Express

  • Money orders, for exact amount
  • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
  • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Note: Checks drawn on foreign banks and third-party checks are not accepted at any location. Please also see fees for returned checks or rejected/dishonored credit and debit cards  below on this page.

Pay by phone using a credit card & other automated services
We’re excited to now offers customers the ability to make payments by phone for select services, as well as check the status for certain transactions.
 
Customers can use these new services without having to wait on hold or speak directly with an operator. Services available by phone include:

  • Pay for vehicle registration renewal
  • Pay license reinstatement fee(s)
  • Pay insurance lapse fee(s)
  • Check the status of your vehicle’s registration and status of your driver’s license
  • Check the expected delivery date of your new driver’s license 

To use these services, customers can call the DMV 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays,  at:
860-263-5700


Combination registrations are issued to a motor vehicle which is used for both private passenger and commercial purposes if that vehicle does not have a gross vehicle weight in excess of 12,500 pounds. Fees are based on the gross vehicle weight rating that the vehicle will be registered for.

To use the chart below: 

  • Determine the maximum gross vehicle weight rating of the vehicle (the registered gross weight cannot be more than the manufacturer’s gross weight rating of the vehicle).
  • Find the corresponding weight in the first column and read across to the column labeled "two-year fee". The fee in this column is the amount charged for a new registration that is issued.
  • If the gross vehicle weight rating falls between two figures go to the next higher weight for the correct fee.
    These fees are in addition to any other applicable fees such as title, plate fee, sales tax, etc.

All new combination registrations will expire in two years from the date of issuance. Effective January 1, 2020  , new combination registrations will expire three years from date of issuance.

The column labeled "equity" is the amount of credit that is allowed when a registration is being transferred to another vehicle or when the class of registration changes. Determine how many months are remaining on the registration, and then use the appropriate equity column. Do not count the current month.

Combination fee chart

Type

Estimated fee

Duration

Livery

$266 + $4 per seats over seven

Two years

Taxi

$266 + $4 per seats over seven

Two years

Public service bus

$56 + $2 if it has standees

One year

Interstate livery

$266 + $4 per seats over seven

Two years

Service bus (adults)

$213 or $747, if more than 16 passengers

Two years

Interstate bus

(No Sub code IRP bus)

$1.25 per 100 lbs. gross weight and $42 and $2 if it has standees

One year

Service bus

(non-profit organization)

$160 or $533, if more than 16 passengers

Two years

Type

Estimated fee

School bus type I (Over 10,000 pounds GVWR)

$107

School bus type II (Up to 10,000 pounds GVWR)

$64

School bus/livery (Dual Use)

$133 and $4 times the number of seats over seven



Acceptable form of payment at the DMV
Many DMV transactions require a fee from the customer. Acceptable forms of payment vary by location and are as follows: 
 
Payment accepted at DMV hub and branch offices
Locate a DMV hub of branch office. 

  • Acceptable forms of payment are: 
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount 
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Payment accepted at DMV express offices:  
Locate a DMV express office. Note: AAA locations and Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations may change an additional convenience fee of up to $8 per DMV transaction.

  • AAA locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo
  • Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo 

Stamford DMV Express

  • Money orders, for exact amount
  • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
  • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Note: Checks drawn on foreign banks and third-party checks are not accepted at any location. Please also see fees for returned checks or rejected/dishonored credit and debit cards  below on this page.

Pay by phone using a credit card & other automated services
We’re excited to now offers customers the ability to make payments by phone for select services, as well as check the status for certain transactions.
 
Customers can use these new services without having to wait on hold or speak directly with an operator. Services available by phone include:

  • Pay for vehicle registration renewal
  • Pay license reinstatement fee(s)
  • Pay insurance lapse fee(s)
  • Check the status of your vehicle’s registration and status of your driver’s license
  • Check the expected delivery date of your new driver’s license 

To use these services, customers can call the DMV 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays,  at:
860-263-5700


Estimated fee

Per

$20

Per vehicle



Acceptable form of payment at the DMV
Many DMV transactions require a fee from the customer. Acceptable forms of payment vary by location and are as follows: 
 
Payment accepted at DMV hub and branch offices
Locate a DMV hub of branch office. 

  • Acceptable forms of payment are: 
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount 
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Payment accepted at DMV express offices:  
Locate a DMV express office. Note: AAA locations and Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations may change an additional convenience fee of up to $8 per DMV transaction.

  • AAA locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo
  • Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo 

Stamford DMV Express

  • Money orders, for exact amount
  • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
  • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Note: Checks drawn on foreign banks and third-party checks are not accepted at any location. Please also see fees for returned checks or rejected/dishonored credit and debit cards  below on this page.

Pay by phone using a credit card & other automated services
We’re excited to now offers customers the ability to make payments by phone for select services, as well as check the status for certain transactions.
 
Customers can use these new services without having to wait on hold or speak directly with an operator. Services available by phone include:

  • Pay for vehicle registration renewal
  • Pay license reinstatement fee(s)
  • Pay insurance lapse fee(s)
  • Check the status of your vehicle’s registration and status of your driver’s license
  • Check the expected delivery date of your new driver’s license 

To use these services, customers can call the DMV 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays,  at:
860-263-5700


Original cost

Estimated fee

Less than or equal to $200

$35

More than $200

15 percent of original cost



All protest fees or charges will also be charged to cover the cost of collection

Acceptable form of payment at the DMV
Many DMV transactions require a fee from the customer. Acceptable forms of payment vary by location and are as follows: 
 
Payment accepted at DMV hub and branch offices
Locate a DMV hub of branch office. 

  • Acceptable forms of payment are: 
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount 
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Payment accepted at DMV express offices:  
Locate a DMV express office. Note: AAA locations and Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations may change an additional convenience fee of up to $8 per DMV transaction.

  • AAA locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo
  • Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo 

Stamford DMV Express

  • Money orders, for exact amount
  • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
  • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Note: Checks drawn on foreign banks and third-party checks are not accepted at any location. Please also see fees for returned checks or rejected/dishonored credit and debit cards  below on this page.

Pay by phone using a credit card & other automated services
We’re excited to now offers customers the ability to make payments by phone for select services, as well as check the status for certain transactions.
 
Customers can use these new services without having to wait on hold or speak directly with an operator. Services available by phone include:

  • Pay for vehicle registration renewal
  • Pay license reinstatement fee(s)
  • Pay insurance lapse fee(s)
  • Check the status of your vehicle’s registration and status of your driver’s license
  • Check the expected delivery date of your new driver’s license 

To use these services, customers can call the DMV 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays,  at:
860-263-5700


Service

Estimated fee

Filing a notice of abandoned vehicles

$5

Filing artificer's lien

$5

Auction permit

$20

Inspector at auction (4 hours or less)

$150

Inspector at auction (More than 4 hours)

$300



Acceptable form of payment at the DMV
Many DMV transactions require a fee from the customer. Acceptable forms of payment vary by location and are as follows: 
 
Payment accepted at DMV hub and branch offices
Locate a DMV hub of branch office. 

  • Acceptable forms of payment are: 
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount 
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Payment accepted at DMV express offices:  
Locate a DMV express office. Note: AAA locations and Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations may change an additional convenience fee of up to $8 per DMV transaction.

  • AAA locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo
  • Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo 

Stamford DMV Express

  • Money orders, for exact amount
  • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
  • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Note: Checks drawn on foreign banks and third-party checks are not accepted at any location. Please also see fees for returned checks or rejected/dishonored credit and debit cards  below on this page.

Pay by phone using a credit card & other automated services
We’re excited to now offers customers the ability to make payments by phone for select services, as well as check the status for certain transactions.
 
Customers can use these new services without having to wait on hold or speak directly with an operator. Services available by phone include:

  • Pay for vehicle registration renewal
  • Pay license reinstatement fee(s)
  • Pay insurance lapse fee(s)
  • Check the status of your vehicle’s registration and status of your driver’s license
  • Check the expected delivery date of your new driver’s license 

To use these services, customers can call the DMV 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays,  at:
860-263-5700


Acceptable form of payment at the DMV
Many DMV transactions require a fee from the customer. Acceptable forms of payment vary by location and are as follows: 
 
Payment accepted at DMV hub and branch offices
Locate a DMV hub of branch office. 

  • Acceptable forms of payment are: 
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount 
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Payment accepted at DMV express offices:  
Locate a DMV express office. Note: AAA locations and Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations may change an additional convenience fee of up to $8 per DMV transaction.

  • AAA locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo
  • Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo 

Stamford DMV Express

  • Money orders, for exact amount
  • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
  • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Note: Checks drawn on foreign banks and third-party checks are not accepted at any location. Please also see fees for returned checks or rejected/dishonored credit and debit cards  below on this page.

Pay by phone using a credit card & other automated services
We’re excited to now offers customers the ability to make payments by phone for select services, as well as check the status for certain transactions.
 
Customers can use these new services without having to wait on hold or speak directly with an operator. Services available by phone include:

  • Pay for vehicle registration renewal
  • Pay license reinstatement fee(s)
  • Pay insurance lapse fee(s)
  • Check the status of your vehicle’s registration and status of your driver’s license
  • Check the expected delivery date of your new driver’s license 

To use these services, customers can call the DMV 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays,  at:
860-263-5700


Effective January 1, 2020, a $5 Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Fee will be collected on Connecticut vessel registration renewals.
Collected funds will go into the Connecticut Lakes, Rivers and Ponds Preservation account. These funds will be used for grants involving the restoration and rehabilitation of lakes, rivers and ponds, treatment to control AIS and cyanobacteria and education, and outreach programs to promote AIS awareness.

For more information visit www.ct.gov/deep/boating

Acceptable form of payment at the DMV
Many DMV transactions require a fee from the customer. Acceptable forms of payment vary by location and are as follows: 
 
Payment accepted at DMV hub and branch offices
Locate a DMV hub of branch office. 

  • Acceptable forms of payment are: 
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount 
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Payment accepted at DMV express offices:  
Locate a DMV express office. Note: AAA locations and Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations may change an additional convenience fee of up to $8 per DMV transaction.

  • AAA locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo
  • Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union locations
    • Cash
    • Money orders, for exact amount
    • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
    • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV” 
    • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
    • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo 

Stamford DMV Express

  • Money orders, for exact amount
  • Personal checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Bank checks, made payable to “DMV”
  • Credit cards, including American Express, Mastercard, Visa, and Discover
  • Most debit cards with a Mastercard or Visa logo

Note: Checks drawn on foreign banks and third-party checks are not accepted at any location. Please also see fees for returned checks or rejected/dishonored credit and debit cards  below on this page.

Pay by phone using a credit card & other automated services
We’re excited to now offers customers the ability to make payments by phone for select services, as well as check the status for certain transactions.
 
Customers can use these new services without having to wait on hold or speak directly with an operator. Services available by phone include:

  • Pay for vehicle registration renewal
  • Pay license reinstatement fee(s)
  • Pay insurance lapse fee(s)
  • Check the status of your vehicle’s registration and status of your driver’s license
  • Check the expected delivery date of your new driver’s license 

To use these services, customers can call the DMV 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays,  at:
860-263-5700


Driver's license renewals conducted in-person are offered by appointment only. To qualify for a driver's license renewal fee waiver during an in-person visit to a DMV office you should have the following documents:
If the individual is an active service member:

 

If the individual is honorably separated from active service:

  • PLEASE NOTE: This is a one-time fee waiver for any person honorably separated from service who applies within two years following the date of separation and was a legal resident of Connecticut at the time of his or her induction.
  • An application for waiver of driver’s license fee form (Form B-88)
  • An original copy of your DD-214. Military discharge/separation papers must be dated within two years and individual must have been honorably discharged.

DON’T WAIT: Renew a week or more before your birthday. You will not receive a permanent driver license or ID card while at a DMV service location. It will arrive through the mail.  You will keep your expiring license/ID and receive a temporary paper card.  For more on this, please see Central Issuance. After visiting an office, you can track the delivery of your new card.

Type           Estimated fee              
Replacement title fee $25

Please note:
Adding a lienholder must be mailed to the DMV. Learn more.
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