How To Replace Your Connecticut Drivers License

If your Connecticut drivers license has been lost, stolen or destroyed, you'll need to get it replaced immediately. We offer links to resources that will save you time and get you going in the right direction. 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.

Procedure To Get The Connecticut Drivers License Replacement

If a drivers license is lost or stolen, an applicant that needs to find a Connecticut replacement can get the task done by following these procedures:

  • Visit the nearest available DMV office.
  • While at the DMV office, the driver will be required to fill out a form requesting a duplicate for the current driver's license or a permit. The form is known as 1-B.
  • Along with the Connecticut driver's license replacement request, the individual will also be required to submit a copy of specified documents as a proof.
  • The applicants requesting replacement of their Connecticut license will nee to pay $30.  
  • The department will not require submission of a photograph as the Connecticut DMV will print the duplicate using the photos it has stored within its own system.
  • If you do not have a record on file with the DMV, you will have to submit two types of identification, one belonging to one of the the primary forms of identification listed below and the second belonging to the secondary forms of identification listed below.
  • Once your identity has been confirmed your photograph will be taken.
  • If you are unable to prove your identity, the Department of Motor Vehicles will issue you a temporary license that will be valid for 10 days.

Proof of Identification

You can print a complete checklist of the required and acceptable documentation to help save time at the DMV.

Some of the documentation required by the DMV includes:

  • Identity
    • Birth certificate
    • Valid Passport
    • Permanent resident card
    • Documentation of citizenship
  • Citizenship
    • Utility bills, bank statements and so on that have been generated using computers
    • Medicare benefit report
    • School documents displaying an official admission within a school in Connecticut
    • Voter registration identification card issued by the authorities in Connecticut
  • Social Security Number
  • Name change document
  • Legal presence in U.S.
    • Employment permission identification card

In the absence of these documents, it will be difficult to replace your Connecticut drivers license with a duplicate. 

What is an Adult Drivers License?

In some states, the layout of your drivers license may change when you reach a certain age. It is possible for your license to switch from a vertical design to a horizontal card once you turn 21. You may want to seek out a duplicate or replacement adult drivers license when you reach the age of 21.

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