Renew your vehicle registration

Learn about the different ways to renew your vehicle registration in Connecticut

Renew your vehicle registration

Learn about the different ways to renew your vehicle registration in Connecticut
Before you begin
  • Timing: You’ll receive an invitation to renew your registration in the mail or email inbox 45 days before the expiration date. You can renew online at that time, or up to 30 days after the expiration of your registration. However, there will be a $10 late fee applied to your registration if you renew five or more days after expiration.
  • Preparation: Make sure to check for issues that may prevent your renewal. This includes unpaid property tax, emissions testing requirements that aren’t addressed, and insurance requirements.

Tip: If you are renewing a leased vehicle with a PIN, you will choose “Organization.”

 

If your registration has expired for two years or longer, you will need to get new license plates for the vehicle. In that case, you will need to:

  • Make an appointment at a DMV office.
  • Provide license plate number or registration document for your expired vehicle.
  • Present your Connecticut driver's license.
  • Complete application for Registration and Certificate of Title (Form H-13B).
  • Provide current Connecticut insurance identification card. 
  • Ensure your vehicle has met emissions testing requirements and has no outstanding compliance issues.
Need a reminder for your next renewal date?
Simply enter your email address at the end of the registration process to be reminded of next year’s renewal date.
Average estimated time to renew your car registration online: 3-5 minutes
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  • Who’s eligible
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Who’s eligible

You can review the following vehicles online:

  • Automobiles (i.e., cars)
  • Trucks
  • Sport utility vehicles (SUVs)
  • Vans
  • Motorcycles
  • Camp trailers
  • Most commercial vehicles

There are some vehicle types that can’t be renewed online due to additional required paperwork. Please refer to your registration renewal notice for more information.

How to

Step 1:  Gather what you’ll need:

  • The Personal Identification Number (PIN) on your renewal notice, or
  • First and last names as it appears on your license or ID card
  • CT driver’s License or non-driver ID number
  • Date of birth
  • If you’re an organization, you will need your Secretary of State Number*

Step 2:  Have your printer ready:

Please have your printer ready before starting. Once you finish your registration renewal, you’ll need to print it out and keep it in your vehicle. Reprint your receipt.


Step 3:  Renew online:


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*As an organization, if the DMV does not have your Secretary of State number on file. You must first contact the DMV to have this added to your organization customer record prior to conducting an online transaction.

Fees

Fees vary by registration type. Please refer to your renewal notice for detailed information.

 

We accept VISA, Mastercard, and Discover credit cards, as well as debit cards only with the VISA/Mastercard logo.

 

Learn more about the Passport to the Parks fee.

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Who’s eligible

Everyone and every vehicle type can renew their vehicle registration in person at the DMV—you just need to make an appointment first.

 

An invitation to renew your registration will be automatically mailed to you 45 days before the expiration date.

How to

Step 1:  Make an appointment

Step: 2:  Bring your invitation to renew

  • If you do not have your invitation, please bring your driver’s license or ID card.
  • If you wish to name a beneficiary to your vehicle, simply print out this beneficiary form. At the end of the renewal process, just attach it to your registration certificate.

Fees

Fees vary by registration type. Please refer to your renewal notice for detailed information.

 

Learn more about the Passport to the Parks fee.

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Who’s eligible

An invitation to renew your registration will be automatically mailed to you 45 days before the expiration date.

 

You can’t renew through mail if you have the below scenarios.

  • You have any outstanding property tax obligations.
  • Your vehicle requires additional documents and will continue to be processed by mail. This includes no fee renewals.
  • There is a discrepancy with the make or vehicle type on your renewal notice.

How to

You may renew by mail by mailing the bottom portion of your renewal notice. If you do not have a return envelope, you may mail your payment to the following address:

 

Department of Motor Vehicles
P.O. Box 150456
Hartford, CT 06115-0456

Fees

Fees vary by registration type. Please refer to your renewal notice for detailed information.

 

Learn more about the Passport to the Parks fee.