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Connecticut Drivers Will Soon Be Able to Renew Driver's License Online

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Connecticut drivers will now be able to renew their driver's license online.

Gov. Ned Lamont  joined Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Sibongile Magubane to make the announcement on Wednesday.

The DMV began a pilot program in November 2020, offering a few drivers the option to renew online. Since then, the program has been offered to nearly 100,000 drivers in the state, according to Magubane.

About 20,000 have taken advantage of the online renewal process, she said.

“Our focus remains on modernizing our services and processes so we can better serve the residents of Connecticut by moving services online, reducing wait times, and providing top tier customer service,” Magubane said.

The DMV will begin sending notices to drivers whose license expires April 1, offering them the option to renew online.

Drivers who renew online will receive their new license in the mail within 10 business days.

"Now, by using modern tools, modern technologies, we are empowering the citizens -- our customers -- to conduct these transactions on their time, when they want to do it," Deputy DMV Commissioner Tony Guerrera said.

There will be some circumstances that online renewal won't be available, including people with a suspended license or people who are making a change to their name.

Those renewing commercial driver's licenses are also not included in the initial rollout of the online process.

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