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.
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.