CT Online License Renewals Outpace In-Person Transactions at DMV Offices

Since the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles implemented the ability for residents to renew their licenses over the internet earlier this year, the DMV has processed 85,370 online renewals between January and May.

In comparison, the agency processed 60,377 renewals in-person at DMV branch offices during this same period. Governor Ned Lamont said this shows that renewing licenses online is quickly becoming the preferred method for Connecticut residents.

Other DMV services that can now be completed over the internet, like the ability to change addresses, with 22,052 transactions completed online between March, when that service launched, and May.

In comparison, there were 7,549 change of address requests processed in-person during this same period.

In total, Connecticut residents and businesses have completed 131,846 transactions over the internet with the DMV so far this year across the services recently moved online.

Expanded online services include:

  • License and non-driver ID renewal
  • License and non-driver ID duplicate requests
  • Change of address
  • Drive history requests
  • Vessel registration renewal
  • A commercial vehicle operators (CVO) portal that serves as a one-stop-shop for CVOs
  • A commercial driver’s license (CDL) medical certificate portal that gives CDL drivers the ability to upload their medical certificates drivel to the DMV’s Driver Services Division from their mobile devices.

Governor Lamont said that it has been a priority of his administration to move services online so that Connecticut residents can skip in-person visits and the need to submit paper forms through the US Mail.

“I know that it takes some getting used to doing these transactions online, but I want to remind Connecticut residents that even though in-person options remain available, these recently launched, expanded online services are now available, making completing transactions with the DMV a much simpler process,” Lamont said.