DMV: Fees for Registration

Standard Registration Fees
and Additional Charges

 
Acceptable Forms of Payment at DMV office locations.
 
 
Type
Fee
Duration
Federal Clean Air Act Fee $10 Charged on new registrations and renewals of gasoline or diesel powered vehicles (not on trailers or electric-powered vehicles).
Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fee
 
 
$5
 
 
 
 
One time fee paid only when
registering a vehicle with a
Certificate of Origin.
 
Late Fee $10 Charged if not renewed within five calendar days of the expiration date.
People who are 65 years of age or older who choose to renew passenger registrations for one year.  $40 registration renewal fee, plus the $5 Clean Air Act fee. Charged yearly when registration is renewed
 
 
 
Type of Vehicle
Fee
Duration
Passenger
 
Note:  A pick up truck can be registered as a passenger vehicle if the gross vehicle weight rating does not exceed 8500 lbs. and the vehicle is not being used for commercial purposes.  Combination fees will be charged (see Combination Fee Chart).
$80
 
2 Years
 
Commercial
Fee varies by gross vehicle weight rating rounded up to 1000 lb. increments.  A $10 administrative fee is added to the calculations below:
  • Minimum $37
  • Up to 20,000 lbs. $11.60 per 1,000 lbs.
  • 20,001-30,000 lbs. $14.20 per 1,000 lbs.
  • 30,001-73,000 lbs. $17.70 per 1,000 lbs.
  • 73,001 lbs. and over $19.20 per 1,000 lbs.
Please reference the Commercial Fee Chart.
1 Year (registrations expire in April.  Full fee April through October; fee November through March).
Combination - Passenger cars such as sedans and hardtops. $88 2 Years
Combination - Trucks, Station Wagons and Sport Utility Vehicles.
 
Note:  A pick up truck can be registered as a passenger vehicle if the gross vehicle weight rating does not exceed 8500 lbs. and the vehicle is not being used for commercial purposes.  Combination fees will be charged (see Combination Fee Chart).
Minimum $94 for 3000 lbs. gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and maximum $315.60 for up
to 12,500 lbs. GVWR (fee varies by gross GVWR rounded up to 1000 lb. increments).
 
Please reference the Combination Fee Chart.
2 Years
Farm $30 2 Years
Motorcycle $42 ($60 with a sidecar) 2 Years
Trailer (personal use) $19 2 Years
Semi-Trailer (commercial use)

*Other commercial trailers pay fee by weight same as Commercial motor vehicles

$40 1,2,3,4, or 5 Years
Handicapped - Passenger $80 2 Years
Handicapped Combination-car $88 2 Years
Handicapped
Combination-truck
By weight 2 Years
Handicapped
Motorcycle
$42 2 Years
Prisoner of War No Fee 2 Years
Van Pool
No Fee
 
2 Years
Camper $75 2 Years
Early American - Passenger $80 2 Years
Early American - Motorcycle $42 2 Years
Electric Vehicles $38 2 Years
Snowmobile $20 2 Years
All Terrain $20 2 Years
Other Kinds of Registration Fees
Vehicle Transfer Fee $21 If you wish to use, on a recently acquired vehicle, plates already in your name registered to a different vehicle, then you may transfer the plates to your acquired vehicle for a fee of $21 (extra $20 Record transfer fee is required if changing the name(s) of record listed for the registration marker plates).
Duplicate of Registration Certificate $20 If your registration certificate has been lost/stolen/mutilated.
Plate Fee $5 Fee to cover production costs is required for each set of plates newly issued.
Federal Clean Air Act (FCAA) fee New issue registrations as well as renewals will be charged the $10 FCAA fee.  
In-Transit (Special Use) Registration $21
Substitute Plate ( called a sub-reg) And a Plate Fee $20 (sub-reg)

$5 (Plate fee)

Extra $20 is required if substituting for a different class of registration, such as Passenger to/from Combination)

 
Temporary Registration - Passenger $21 Per 10-Day Period
Temporary Registration -
Camper
$21 Per 10-Day Period
Temporary Registration -
Camp Trailer
$21 Per 10-Day Period
Temporary Registration -
Motorcycle
$21 Per 10-Day Period
Temporary Registration -
Combination
$21 Passenger Style Vehicle
$27 Commercial Style Vehicle
Per 10-Day Period
Temporary Registration -
(Commercial  - 6000 lbs or less GVWR)
$27 Per 10-Day Period
Temporary Registration -
(Commercial - Over 6000 lbs GVWR)
$49 Per 10-Day Period
Title Fee $25 Fee to obtain Connecticut Certificate of Title. Certain vehicles are exempt from title requirement: Please see C.G.S. 14-166 for listing
Lien Fee $10 Fee to record a security interest on a title, if you borrowed money to finance a newly acquired vehicle.
Electronic VIN Verification
(Vehicle Identification Number) This process checks the vehicle's number to ensure it is not a stolen vehicle and is properly associated with that specific vehicle.
$10 Administrative Fee
Inspection Fee - Salvaged vehicle $88  
Inspection Fee - Composite vehicle $88  
Emissions - New vehicle $40 Administrative Fee For vehicles with a model year of four years old or newer.
Emissions Test Fee
 
 
 
$20 Two-Year Test
Emissions Test Fee - Late $20 Over 30 Days Late
Vanity Plate Fee $69 plus regular $5 plate production fee and $20 plate transfer fee if substituting for existing marker plate.  
Low Number Plate Fee $69 (1 to 10,000) plus regular $5 plate production fee and $20 plate transfer fee if substituting for existing marker plate.  
Long Island Sound Plate Fees   
Off-the-Shelf Plate number (any random number next in line to be sold) $50  
Converting Current Plate Number $70  
Vanity Plate $139  
Special Interest Plate Fees   
Vanity Plate $134
Veteran Organizations $10  
Veteran Organizations - Vanity Plate $79




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