DMV: Vehicles - Construction Equipment

Operation of Construction Equipment (Cranes, etc.)

Holiday Schedule:  On Friday, July 1, DMV offices will close at 12:30 p.m. for the Independence Day holiday.  Offices will reopen on Tuesday, July 5, at 7:45 a.m.

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) licenses individuals to operate motor vehicles on public roadways. No special license or endorsement is required by the DMV for the operation of self-propelled vehicles functioning as construction equipment on-site at a place of construction or repair, as long as the vehicle is not used on public roads or highways.

Operation of Heavy Duty Equipment:

The operation of heavy duty equipment (tractors, cranes, payloaders), off road and over 26,000 lbs. gross weight does not require a Commercial Driver's License (CDL).  However, you are required to obtain an operator's permit and crane registration from the Connecticut State Police. For more information, please contact:

Connecticut State Police
860-713-5580

Transportation of Explosives:

The transportation of explosives requires a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with a Hazmat endorsement, if the vehicle is required to be placarded.

The transportation and use of explosives requires a special permit from the Connecticut State Police.  For more information, please contact:

Connecticut State Police
860-713-5580





Content Last Modified on 7/29/2015 12:18:13 PM