Replace Registration in Connecticut

If your Connecticut car registration 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.

Replacing Your Connecticut Car Registration

Lost your Connecticut car registration? You can apply for a duplicate registration (for a fee of $20) in person at any DMV office or by mail. 

Connecticut allows most people to apply for a duplicate registration by mail. First send a written request for a duplicate registration. Make sure to include $20 fee in the form of a check or money order made out to the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles. Mail the letter and payment to:

Department of Motor Vehicles
Customized Services Division – Duplicate Registrations
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT 06161

If you prefer, you can head into your local DMV office to apply for a duplicate registration certificate. Click here for a list of all DMV offices in the state of Connecticut. You will only need your license plate number to get a duplicate registration.