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How to Renew a Driver's License in Connecticut

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A Connecticut Driver's License can be renewed only in person at any Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicle office, 28077| AAA offices, or traveling mobile offices in the State.


  1. The Connecticut DMV will send you a renewal notice prior to the license expiration date. Licenses can be renewed up to 120 days prior to the expiration date.
  2. Connecticut driver's licenses are usually valid for six years. However, for persons over 65, renewal is valid only for two years.
  3. If your license expires, you may renew anytime up to two years and this will be considered a normal renewal, although you cannot drive when your license is expired. If two years have lapsed since the expiration, you have to follow steps to apply for a new driver's license. For persons below 18 years of age, follow these steps to obtain a new license.


You must bring:

  1. Your expiring license or Proof of Identity if the expiring license is not available, along with a renewal application form to the appropriate location.
  2. If your name has changed, documentation of the name change is required.
  3. You will pay a fee of $22 for a two-year license renewal and $66 for a six-year renewal. See acceptable forms of payment here.
  4. For exceptions to renewal at AAA offices, see detailed information here.


  1. Renewal by mail is available only to Connecticut residents who are temporarily out of the country or state and cannot come personally to a DMV office to renew their license. If the DMV does not have your photo on file, you cannot renew by mail and need to come in person for license renewal. If you have residency from another state, you cannot renew a Connecticut driver's license.
  2. If you qualify to renew by mail, you should obtain a license renewal application from the DMV after providing details such as name, date of birth, address, license number, social security number, phone number and out of state/country address.
  3. Military personnel can follow the instructions given here for renewal by mail.

Mail the signed application along with the fee (check) to:

Department of Motor Vehicles
License Processing Unit
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT  06161-5041.    


Submitted by rachidtheking on 7th Jul 2015

hey,i have been out of the

hey,i have been out of the country for over 2 years now,and my CT driver's license got expired since then ,and i found this mailing renwal method is very useful but the problem is i dont have my pay check to pay the fee and i do not know how much is it ? and if it possible i could send someone to the dmv to pay the fee in cash then you could mail me my driver's license . is this possible ?

Submitted by Anonymous on 1st May 2011

Cool! That's a clever way of

Cool! That's a clever way of loknoig at it!

Submitted by schilg on 15th May 2009

Where can I obtain a renewal

Where can I obtain a renewal by mail application while being out of the country

Submitted by nadegekh on 19th Mar 2009

I need to renew my CT

I need to renew my CT driver's license. I am currently out of state and would need the new license to be sent to me to my new address.

Is that possible?