How To Renew Your Connecticut Drivers License

Do you need to renew your drivers license in Connecticut? We've collected useful and up-to-date information to help save you time when renewing your drivers license. Select from the options below to get started. 

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1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Application assistance services can simplify the process for many DMV related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to assistance in preparing official forms, the value added services and products you will receive include a comprehensive Easy Guide™ containing information relevant to your service needs; 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service from Road America. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DMV.

3: Via a DMV office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DMV office. Varying DMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DMV allows you to make a personal appointment.

New Connecticut Drivers License Renewal Requirements

As of April 14, 2011, in order to comply with the requirements of the Federal Real ID Act, the Connecticut Drivers License Renewal Division of the DMV now requires that all Connecticut drivers license renewal applicants who wish to renew their drivers licenses show a document to provide proof of their current residential address.

You will need to provide one of the following to prove that your address is correct:

  • Statements from banks
  • Credit cards
  • Pay stub
  • Mortgage
  • Or any other document that includes the applicant's address. 

Renewing Connecticut Drivers License Online

To renew your license online, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • You are between the ages of 21 and 65.
  • Your most recent license renewal was not done online or by mail.
  • Your license is not tied to an immigration document.
  • You have no medical restrictions on file.
  • Your Social Security Number is on file with the DMV.
  • You have no outstanding judgment or warrant on record.
  • You have no returned check on file.
  • You are not required to pass a written exam prior to renewing.

If you meet these eligibility requirements, you may renew your driver license online by going to the Connecticut DMV website.

Before you do so, you will need:

  • Either a Visa, MasterCard, or American Express credit card.
  • A valid email address.

Your license will take up to 30 days to arrive in the mail.

Individuals Who Cannot Renew Connecticut Drivers License Online
If your Connecticut drivers license has been expired for more than a year, online renewal services are not available. You are also ineligible for online renewal if any of the following apply:

  • You are younger than 21 or older than 59
  • Your last renewal was processed online or via mail
  • If you are presenting immigration documents as a form of ID
  • If you have committed a felony
  • If there is an outstanding judgment, warrant other circumstances on your record.

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