As soon as license plates are lost, stolen or illegible they must be replaced. In order to replace your plates you must:
These are the different types of plates in the regular series: Auto, Commercial, Trailer, Motorcycle, Permanent Trailer Identification, Disabled Person, Disabled Veteran, and Foreign Organization. Please see the proper application forms for regular series license plates. When you have completed the forms, take them to your local DMV office and submit them with the appropriate fees (see below).
Special Interest Plates are divided into the following categories: Animals, Cities and Towns, Colleges, Environment, Military, Organizations, Police and Fire, Recreation, Vanity and Varied. The following is a list of some examples of special interest plates: Amateur Radio, Amistad, Blue Knights International, Breast Cancer Foundation, Children First Foundation, Disabled American Veterans, Olympic Spirit and various University Alumni associations. Visit Special License Plate to select your choice and contact the appropriate DMV person for more details on how to apply.
Connecticut also offers Year of Manufacture Plates for Antique and Custom-built vehicles. The application can be obtained from any full service DMV office.
The fees for replacing a license plate or getting new plates vary depending on the type of plate you need. For more information on these fees please click here.
Under Connecticut Law it is mandatory to remove license plates from a vehicle when selling. The plates will remain with the seller once the ownership of the vehicle has been transferred. The plates must be surrendered to your local DMV office or sent in by mail to:
Attn: Plate Return
60 State Street
Wethersfield, Connecticut 06161