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To apply for a motorcycle drivers license, out-of-state military personnel should:
- Complete the Application for Duplicate Driver License or Non Driver ID by Mail (form B-350)
- Complete the Application for Non Commercial Driver License (form R-229).
- Provide a photocopy of a valid military ID.
- Provide proof of successful completion of a motorcycle safety training course
- Mail the entire package and applicable fees to:
Department of Motor Vehicles
Mail-in License Transaction Unit, Room 331
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT 06161
Fax: (860) 263-5591
The CT DMV will mail the duplicate drivers license with a Class M endorsement to the address you have provided. Note that active military members who are currently stationed out of state and who have successfully completed an approved motorcycle safety course are not required to take the motorcycle endorsement examination.
For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Connecticut
All CT drivers whose license to drive has been suspended for failing or refusing to take a chemical test, must take part in the Ignition Interlock Device (IID) program. To participate in the IID program you must:
- Complete the Ignition Interlock Device Installation Application (P-246).
- Contact a state-approved IID vendor to install the IID in your vehicle.
- Provide payment of the $175 reinstatement fee and $100 administrative fee.
- Submit the forms and fees to the CT DMV.
Your suspension notice indicates the amount of time you are required to have the IID.
For a list of CT-approved IID vendors visit the website of the Connecticut DMV.
For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Connecticut
Yes, the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles imposes late fees if you fail to renew car registration in time. A $10 late fee applies for failing to renew your car registration within five days after your car registration expires. In addition, a $20 late fee applies if you fail to get your emissions tested within 30 days of your test date, as stated in your registration renewal notice.
For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Connecticut
Any vehicle that has sustained considerable damage and which is declared a “total loss” by the insurance company will have the word “salvage” stamped on the car title. This means that it is illegal to operate this vehicle in CT and that its registration has been cancelled. If you have rebuilt the salvaged car, you must re-title the vehicle. However, it must pass a Salvage Inspection first.
You will need to present the following documents when visiting a DMV office to re-title the salvaged vehicle:
- Receipts for the major parts used in the rebuilding.
- A copy of the insurance appraisals that declared the vehicle as salvaged.
- A Salvaged Vehicle Repair Report (form K-186) with photographs of the repaired/replaced areas of the vehicle attached.
In addition, the vehicle must have its emissions tested at an emission testing facility. After the vehicle passes the salvage inspection, you can obtain new license plates or re-register the vehicle. You will also receive a new car title with the word “rebuilt” stamped on it. If the vehicle does not pass inspection, it cannot be re-titled.
For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Connecticut
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