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How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Connecticut

Vehicle Registration Online Services Guide

The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) notifies vehicle owners of the expiration date of their vehicle registration by mail. Vehicle registrations can be renewed before the expiration date either through the mail, or by using the DMV's online service. Registration renewals cannot be done on the phone or in person. If the registration renewal form does not come 60 days before the expiration date, it can be ordered online here.


  • Send the completed registration renewal form and the appropriate payment to:
    Department of Motor Vehicles
    PO Box 150444
    Hartford CT 06115-0444    


  1. Go to the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles Online Services website.
  2. Online renewals are only allowed for owners who have no taxes or tickets due. Current insurance information and emission testing data are also needed.
  3. Have your credit card (Visa or MasterCard) handy to pay for the renewal.
  4. There is no additional fee for online renewals.


Registration for different categories of vehicles in Connecticut will have different fees that range from no fee to upwards of $85 as seen here. A late charge of $10 is levied for vehicles being registered five days after the expiration date.


  1. Before renewal, check for errors in the pre-printed vehicle renewal notice that arrived in the mail.
  2. For correction or change of address, fill out Change of Address Form and mail it to :
Department of Motor Vehicles
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT  06161-5070
Attn: Data Entry Change of Address Unit    
  1. For any other error or if the registration expires, call the DMV Telephone Center.


Submitted by S_Narowski (not verified) on 23rd Mar 2012

My registration lapsed and

My registration lapsed and now I have no idea how to go about renewing it. I have a letter stating "Your registration certificate will be forwarded to you after your vehicle has been emissions tested" but I don't have paper work for my emissions and this letter is now a year old because I fail to read it and just took it as being my registration.. Some one HELP

Submitted by lyndz0404 (not verified) on 7th Sep 2011

i lost my registration card

i lost my registration card can you please send me another one

Submitted by gam1756 on 17th Sep 2014

can you email me a new

can you email me a new registration card-i lost my current one

Submitted by sherchris2015 on 12th Dec 2015

To Whom It May Concern, I

To Whom It May Concern,

I have changed insurance companies back in March of 2015.From Geico to Safeco. Geico must've contacted DMV stating I didn't have insurance. There was no lapse in coverage at any time. I have gotten into an accident (not my fault) Friday, December 4, 2015. I was given a Misdemeanor Summons and Complaint by Derby Police for a suspension of registration. A court date has been set for Wednesday, December 16, 2015, for resolution of this charge. I mailed in the necessary document (Connecticut Registration Certificate) on Saturday, October 31,2015. I was expecting a confirmation of said document by mail or phone call,but it was never received. This news was a complete surprise to me,because I was under the impression that my registration was up to date and/or current. Currently, the registration is under Sherri L. Lewis. I would like to change the name on registration to Sherri Buckley-Lewis. I give permission to my boyfriend Christopher M. Vanacore to speak on my behalf regarding this situation. A phone call will be made on Monday, December 14, 2015 to the Wethersfield office.

Sincerely Yours,

Sherri L. Buckley- Lewis

Submitted by apastorelli (not verified) on 19th Jul 2011

I've lost my renewal

I've lost my renewal registwration card?

Submitted by triomusic (not verified) on 4th Sep 2013

could you please send my

could you please send my renewal card

Submitted by Gena Davis Watkins (not verified) on 3rd Nov 2011

Coul dyou please send my

Coul dyou please send my renewal registration card to my work address: 175-40 Murdock Ave., Jamaica, NY 11434. My car is a 1990 BMW 735iL, lic. # 554 NTK, CT.

Submitted by sillycars26 (not verified) on 18th Nov 2011

You should remove this post

You should remove this post immediately! You just gave more than enough information for someone to steal your identity. Or your car! Gena, I now know your name, address and car info. You might as well put your credit card information up here too. Sheesh.

P.S. This isn't the real DMV website. It even says so @ the bottom; its privately owned, so the DMV will never even see this vast overshare of your personal info.

Submitted by mamie7657 (not verified) on 27th Aug 2011

I never received my renewal

I never received my renewal registration card.

Submitted by payal on 11th Jul 2014

I have not received my

I have not received my renewal registration card

Submitted by jalcornish (not verified) on 21st Oct 2011

pls a new renewal of CAR LIC

pls a new renewal of CAR LIC FORD 780 x014 to 176 Park ST.., Bristol, CT 06010 immedialty .. thanks thanks

Submitted by sillycars26 (not verified) on 18th Nov 2011

I hope you know that this

I hope you know that this isn't the real DMV website and you just put too much of your personal info on a public forum for everyone to see!