Gov. Ned Lamont made an announcement Tuesday afternoon with details on more services residents can complete online with the Department of Motor Vehicles.
They include the ability to change your address; renew a license and non-driver ID; license and non-driver ID duplicate requests; drive history requests; vessel registration renewal; a commercial vehicle operators (CVO) portal that serves as a one-stop-shop for CVOs; and more
Officials from the governor's office said that since the Department of Motor Vehicles started to offer the ability for residents to renew their licenses over the internet earlier this year, there have been 85,370 online renewals between January and May.
The number of in-person renewals over the same time at branches was 60,377.
How to Renew Your Connecticut Drivers License Online
Residents who have certain non-commercial driver licenses and non-driver ID can renew online. Click here to see if you're eligible.
- Step 1: Gather what you’ll need
- Your first and last name exactly as it appears on your current driver's license
- Your date of birth
- Your street address
- Your driver’s license number
- Your social security number
- A credit or debit card
- Step 2: Renew online
- Step 3: Get your card in the mail
- Your license will arrive through the mail within 20 days. You can keep your expiring license if there are no changes other than address. For more information, contact Central Issuance.
- Track the delivery of your new card to see when it will arrive.
What to Know About Fees
- Renewal Fees:
- 6-year driver’s license renewal: $72.
- 8-year driver’s license renewal: $96.
- Refunds will not be given unless permitted under law
- Age 65 and older:
- Individuals who have reached the age of 65 can request a two-year driver’s license renewal. You must be at least 65 years of age on the day you request the two-year photo license renewal. Your current license serves as proof of date of birth and the renewal fee is $24.
- No fee renewal:
- If you are in active duty in the U.S. military or were honorably discharged in the last 60 days, you can renew your driver’s license for free. Learn more about how military personnel can renew their driver’s license.
- Other fees:
- Additional fee for renewal of expired driver’s license: $25.
You Cannot Renew Online If:
You cannot renew online if any of the following scenarios are true for you:
- You did not get a new photo taken the last time you renewed your driver’s license.
- You are applying for a REAL ID license for the first time. To get a REAL ID, please apply in person.
- You are not a US Citizen. You can make an appointment to renew in person.
- You have a commercial driver’s license. Learn how to renew a commercial driver’s license.
- Your license is suspended. Learn more about how to resolve a suspension.
- You cannot renew if you have a drive-only license.
- Your license is expired two or more years. Please follow the procedure for getting a new driver’s license.
- You have an S, V, A, or F endorsement. Renew in-person.
- You are in active duty in the U.S. military or were honorably discharged in the last 60 days and wish to do a no-fee renewal. Learn more about how military personnel can renew their driver’s license.
- You do not have a first name or need to update your name. Renew in-person.
There have been several transactions that could be completed online, including changing addresses, renewing or duplicating driver's licenses, and paying suspensions or infractions.
Officials also said they will be expanding online services to include an integrated appointment system to allow for multiple transactions and more.