To carry out different procedures related to the DMV Connecticut, that is, processes related to vehicles, such as registrations, and drivers, such as driver’s licenses (application or renewal), driving tests, among others, you need to make an appointment.
Most of the procedures offered by the DMV Connecticut can be completed online. However, there are some procedures that require an appointment, which can be scheduled online, in person, at an office, or by phone.
It is worth mentioning that the DMV is the Department of Motor Vehicles, the agency in charge of processing all documents related to vehicles and their drivers.
What to bring to your DMV Connecticut appointment?
- 1 What to bring to your DMV Connecticut appointment?
- 2 Which are the online services available in the DMV Connecticut
- 3 How to make an appointment at the DMV Connecticut: Steps to follow
- 4 Which are the best times to request an appointment at DMV Connecticut?
- 5 DMV Connecticut contact information
- 6 Frequently Asked Questions
If you have scheduled an appointment with the DMV Connecticut, you must be aware that you will have to present a series of documents to confirm your identity.
Whether you are applying for a driver’s license, a REAL ID, or any other driver and vehicle related paperwork, you will need to bring a series of documents with you to avoid delays and inconveniences at the time of your appointment. These documents are:
- Proof of identity, it can be your passport or, failing that, your birth certificate.
- Proof of social security number, it can be the social security card, or the W-2 form.
- Two proofs that the applicant resides in Connecticut, it can be a utility bill or a lease agreement.
Which are the online services available in the DMV Connecticut
Currently, the DMV Connecticut has added multiple online services so that people can complete their paperwork from the comfort of their home, without the need to visit an office. Among the services available on the official DMV Connecticut website, you will find:
- Change Address.
- Driver’s License Renewal.
- Duplicate Driver’s License.
- Driver’s License Suspension Payments.
- Check Driver’s License Status.
- Commercial Driver Self-Certification.
- Pay Infraction Ticket (links to Judicial Branch website).
- Medical Certification System.
- Request and View Driver History.
- Track License/ID Delivery Status.
- Child Safety Class Registration.
- Non-Driver ID Renewal.
- Duplicate Non-Driver ID.
- Cancel Registration and License Plates.
- Change Address.
- Check Property Tax, Insurance, Emissions and Other Compliance Issues.
- Lookup Registration Status.
- Order Special License Plates.
- Pay Emissions Test Late Fee.
- Renew Registration.
- Replace Damaged License Plates (If plates are lost, click here).
- Reprint Registration Certificate (There is no fee to reprint a registration certificate online).
- Vessel Registration Renewal.
- Make an Appointment at DMV.
- Learner’s Permit Test.
- Road Test.
- CDL Knowledge Test.
- AAA offices (for license renewals – no CDLs).
- Milford DMV Express office (for license renewals – no CDLs).
- North Haven DMV Express office (for license renewals – no CDLs).
- Norwalk DMV Express office (for license renewals – no CDLs).
- Stamford DMV Express office (for license renewals – no CDLs).
How to make an appointment at the DMV Connecticut: Steps to follow
- Log on to the official DMV Connecticut website. You can access it directly from this link.
- Locate the “Make an appointment” section and click on it.
3. Select the type of procedure for which you wish to request an appointment, as shown in the image.
4. Next, options of services to request your appointment will be displayed, choose the one you need. In the example of the image, we will select “renewal”.
5. On the next screen, you will see the option to cancel your appointment and, next to it, to request an appointment. Click on “Make an appointment“.
6. Confirm that you have read and agree to the DMV Connecticut terms and conditions, and click “Next”.
7. Select the office, date and time to schedule your appointment.
8. Enter your first and last name and click “Next”.
9. Fill in your requested contact information and click “Next”.
10. Click on “Confirm booking” after checking that all the information is correct.
You are done! You now have your scheduled appointment, remember to bring the requested documents and print the application confirmation to present on the day of your appointment.
Which are the best times to request an appointment at DMV Connecticut?
We recommend you the least and most convenient times to visit the DMV Connecticut offices.
- Mornings tend to be less crowded than afternoons.
- Avoid midday, as this is the lunch time and several workers aren’t available, so there will be fewer employees to serve the public.
- Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdaysare less crowded than Mondays and Fridays.
REMEMBER: Enter to the DMV Connecticut website to confirm and verify the requirements and documentation that you must present to carry out your procedure.
DMV Connecticut contact information
- Within Hartford area: 860-263-5700.
- For all other parts of Connecticut: 800-842-8222.
- If calling from outside of Connecticut: 860-263-5700.
- 60 State Street. Wethersfield, CT. 06161.
- Find the DMV Connecticut office nearest to your house, according to your county, by clicking here.
Click in here to send an email to the DMV Connecticut.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, a social security number will be required under 42 USC 666(a)(13) for those applying for a learner’s permit, a new driver’s license or a non-driver’s identification card.
If the applicant does not have a social security number, a letter must be obtained from the Social Security Administration stating that the applicant is not eligible to have a social security number. This letter should be sent to the DMV Connecticut along with the required documentation.