Get a Driver's License


Getting a Connecticut state driver’s license is a simple and straightforward process. And our aim is to make the experience as easy as possible for you. 

Here are the 3 steps for getting your new license:

  1. Apply for a Learner’s Permit
  2. After holding your permit for the required amount of time, take an on-the-road skills test.
  3. Pass the skills test and receive your new license in the mail!

Ready to start? Begin the Learner’s Permit application now.

Want some helpful DMV tips before you start? Read below . . .


Quick Tips:

No Wait – No Worry

Remember, your permanent license or ID will be mailed to you.You will not be able to get your physical license at any DMV office or partner location. Learn more about the process here.

What Should You Bring?

To get a learner’s permit, driver’s license, or ID card you’ll need to bring a few original documents with you. Here’s everything you’ll need.

What’s the Fee?

We’ve laid out all the fees for getting a driver’s license or ID right here. And here are all the acceptable forms of payment.

We Speak Your Language

When you’re ready to test for your Learner’s Permit, we offer the written test in English, Spanish, Polish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic and Russian. You can also take an audio version of the test through a headset.

Transfer Your Out-of-State License

Welcome to Connecticut! Transferring your out-of-state license is simple and takes just a few steps.

Where’s My License?

Did you already complete the 3-step license process? Here’s where you can track when your license will arrive.