December 20, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DMV Expands Learnerís Permit Test Appointments
to Waterbury Office
WETHERSFIELD Ė The Department of Motor Vehicles tomorrow (Saturday, December 21) will open appointments for its eighth new test center for learner's permits with Waterbury now joining Danbury, Bridgeport, Cheshire, Norwalk, Wethersfield, Hamden and Willimantic.
ďWe are happy to have Waterbury taking appointments now as we expand around the state with this growing popular online system, " said DMV Commissioner Melody A. Currey.
Any teen or adult needing a learner's permit can go to ct.gov/dmv to schedule an appointment. The DMV Waterbury office will take appointments beginning Saturday for the schedule that opens December 31. The Waterbury office is located at 2210 Thomaston Avenue. The seven other offices already are testing by appointment.
This test-by-appointment system is part of a new and growing service DMV is offering to help customers avoid waiting in line. It captures DMV's efforts to better integrate technology that produces taxpayer savings and makes government more responsive.
The appointment process will replace the Waterbury officeís current walk-in-and-wait process for a learnerís permit test. The majority of customers taking surveys after using the new test centers report being very satisfied with the online appointment system. Through a home computer, portable laptop, tablet, smartphone or any device with an internet connection, someone can schedule the learnerís permit knowledge test for a specific day at one of DMVís test centers.
Computers with internet access are also in the test center offices to make an appointment or can be found at places such as a local public library for access to the internet-based system.
After entering required information, a $59 payment for the learnerís permit test must be made through a major credit card or electronic check. There are no extra charges for making an online appointment.