The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; and driving records. The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is responsible for boat licensing and registration.
If you move to Connecticut, you must exchange your driver’s license within 30 days and apply for a vehicle registration within 60 days after establishing residency in the state. Prior to registering your vehicle, you must also complete an emissions inspection.
The Connecticut DMV also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Connecticut are not required to get a CT license or registration while serving in the state. For residents serving out of state, you can renew online or by mail.
Online and Third-Party Services
The Connecticut DMV’s online services include:
- Appointment scheduling
- Driver license/ID card renewal
- Duplicate licenses and IDs
- Vehicle registration renewal
- Duplicate registrations
- Specialty plate orders
- Plate replacements
- Registration cancellation
- Emissions testing late fee payments
- Ordering driving records
- Address updates
- Voter registration
- Driver and vehicle forms
You can access the Connecticut Driver’s Manual online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The DMV offers an online practice test through its mobile app to give you the extra prep you need.
Department of Motor Vehicles
60 State St.
Wethersfield, CT 06161
Phone: (800) 842-8222
- Hartford or out-of-state: (860) 263-5700