Deadlines Extended Due to COVID-19

The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles, with the approval of Governor Ned Lamont, has extended deadlines for Connecticut residents with expiring credentials.  

Deadlines have been extended for the following items:

  • Driver's licenses, permits and identity cards
  • Disability placards
  • Motor vehicle and boat registrations
  • Emissions tests or retests


 From MARCH 10, 2020 to MAY 31, 2020  NOVEMBER 30, 2020
 From JUNE 1, 2020 to NOVEMBER 30, 2020  DECEMBER 31, 2020

In addition to extending the expiration date of DMV credentials, late fees associated with eligible expired credentials will be waived during the time period of the extension for qualifying credentials. 

Additional Extensions:

  • New Residents - For any person who moved to Connecticut after March 10, 2020, the deadline for obtaining a license, registration or emissions inspection in Connecticut will be extended by 180 days. 
  • Suspension Related Matters - Suspensions that take effect between March 10, 2020 and June 30, 2020 will be delayed by 180 days as a result of failure to attend an Operator Retraining or Child Safety Seat Program, or nonpayment of fees due to a returned check or rejected payment. 
  • VIN Verification - Waived until September 10, 2020. 
  • School Bus Proficiency Tests (renewals only)
  • Ignition Interlock Devices - Waives violations and penalties associated with failing to meet 30-day recalibration of ignition interlock devices until September 10, 2020. 

Amended Orders:

Formal Documents Explaining the Extended Deadlines

For answers to questions, updates or more information about the credential extensions: 

  • Call 860-263-5700 (within the Hartford area) or 1-800-842-8222 (outside the Hartford area) 

The extensions are intended to help safeguard the general public against the spread of coronavirus/COVID-19 and to maintain social distance within offices. For up-to-date guidance on COVID-19 please visit