Individuals are required to apply for a Connecticut ID card renewal prior to the expiration dates of their identity cards. Applicants may be able to renew ID card credentials one week or more before the holder’s birthday, since the expiration date of the credential is the same as the holder’s date of birth.

However, when dealing with a stolen or lost ID card, individuals must replace it immediately in order to avoid identity theft or fraud. Find out more information about how to renew ID cards or how to obtain a duplicate ID card in Connecticut by reading the sections below.

How to Renew Your ID Card in Connecticut

Individuals need to renew ID cards in Connecticut when approaching the expiration date of their identification credentials. The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will send you an ID card renewal notice prior to the date of expiry as a reminder that you need to prepare yourself for the procedure.

Note that when renewing ID card qualifications, individuals may verify their identity through the REAL ID Program, which will place a golden star on their renewed identity card to signify that it is federally compliant. Moreover, applicants may complete an ID card renewal procedure without going through the REAL ID Program and will get a renewed credential containing the words “Not For Federal Identification”.

Note: If you hold a CT expired ID card for two or more years, you will not be able to renew it and you will be required to apply for a new identification card.

How to Renew ID Cards in Connecticut in Person

Applicants for ID card renewal in Connecticut may complete the procedure by visiting a local CT DMV office or at an American Automobile Association (AAA) office. Once you arrive at the DMV or AAA location, you need to do the following:

  • Submit the ID card renewal notice.
  • Present your current non-driver ID card.
  • Provide proof of name change, if applicable.
  • Pay the applicable ID card renewal fee.

After completing the procedure for renewing ID cards in Connecticut, applicants need to wait for their renewed credential to arrive at their mailing address. Note that the DMV will not issue a permanent ID card in the office.

How to Replace Your ID Card in Connecticut

Residents who are facing a stolen, destroyed or lost ID card in CT must apply for replacement credentials through the DMV. Individuals are recommended to apply for a duplicate ID card as soon as their credentials get lost or stolen in order to avoid possible identity theft or fraud.

An ID card replacement may be completed in person at a DMV location or at an American Automobile Association (AAA) office. No matter whether you are replacing ID cards at the DMV or at the AAA, you will be required to complete several steps.

How to Replace ID Cards in Connecticut in Person

When facing a lost, destroyed or stolen ID card in Connecticut, individuals must visit a nearby DMV office in order to begin the replacement procedure. As soon as you arrive at the DMV or AAA office, you will be required to complete the following steps:

  • Complete an Application for Duplicate of Current Driver’s License or Permit (form 1-B).
  • Provide one proof of identification.
  • Pay the applicable ID card replacement fee.

Once you meet the duplicate ID card requirements, you will have to wait for your new identity card to arrive at your mailing address. Note that the document that will prove your identity may not be a photocopy because the DMV accepts only original or certified copies.

Connecticut ID Card Renewal and Replacement Procedure for Out-of-State Residents

A Connecticut ID card renewal or replacement procedure may be completed by mail, email or fax only if the individual is temporarily out of the state, is medically unable to appear, incarcerated or is a military member. Those categories of applicants will be required to do the following:

  • Complete a Request for Connecticut Driver’s License/Identification Card by Mail (form B-350).
  • Complete a Request to Renew or Obtain a Duplicate Driver’s License or Non-Driver ID Card by Mail Due to Temporary Medical Condition (form CI-1), if you are medically unable to appear at a local DMV office.
  • Provide a check or money order made payable to the DMV for either the ID card renewal or replacement fee.

Once you complete the applicable application form that is suitable for your specific situation, you may send the required documents and payment to the DMV mailing address, to the DMV email address, or to the DMV fax number.

When mailing your application for renewal or replacement ID card in Connecticut, make sure that you send it to the DMV at least 10 days before it expires in order to avoid paying a late fee of $25.

Connecticut ID Card Renewal and Replacement Fees

The final step in both the ID card renewal procedure and in the replacing ID cards is to provide payment for the applicable fees. The fee for an identification card renewal is $22.50, while the fee for a copy of ID card is $30. Depending on where you plan to renew or replace ID cards in Connecticut, check the acceptable forms of payment with either the DMV or the AAA.

Note: The CT ID card renewal or replacement process conducted through the AAA office will cost you an additional $5 due to a convenience fee charged for DMV transactions.

Last updated on Wednesday, March 4 2020.