Road and knowledge tests for Connecticut driver's license applicants are canceled for Tuesday and Wednesday due to the approaching blizzard, and the governor is ordering an extension for expiration dates.
The extension period for registrations and driver's licenses runs from January 24 to midnight on Friday, January 30. On January 31, all required late fees and penalties will resume.
The governor expiration extension covers motor vehicle registrations, licenses, permits, certificates and other forms of credentials issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. This also covers emissions test late fees.
“With the level of snow and wind that we are expecting, it is understandable that residents likely will not be able to meet certain DMV-related deadlines and expiration dates,” Gov. Dannel Malloy said in a statement. “We are ordering those expiration dates to be extended, giving those impacted the opportunity to satisfy their obligations after the storm passes.”
To reschedule a knowledge test, wait for an e-mail from DMV regarding the cancelation, then visit http://ct.gov/dmv/qsc, enter your personal identification number and then follow the instructions.
To reschedule a road test, call 860-263-5700 within the Hartford area and those outside the Hartford area can call toll-free at 800-842-8222. DMV will also be contacting customers with appointments.
As heavy snowfall is expected in the blizzard, the DMV reminds drivers to clear their cars before hitting the roads. Violators face fines, but drivers are exempt if the snowfall happens while they're on the road or when their cars are parked.
AAA offices may be open to process driver's license and identification card renewals.