DMV: Driver's License - Verifying

Obtaining Verification of your Motor Vehicle Operator's License or Registration


Holiday schedule:  On Friday, November 11, DMV offices will be closed in recognition of Veterans Day. Offices will reopen on Saturday, November 12, at 8 a.m. 

If you have moved out of state and have misplaced your license or registration, the Department of Motor Vehicles can provide you with verification so you may apply for a license or registration in the state where you now reside.  Connecticut cannot require another state to honor this document.

These documents are issued only to verify that you held a valid license and/or registration in the State of Connecticut and are not intended to be used in lieu of a valid license and/or registration. 

Inquiries must be made on a Copy Records Request Form (form J-23):

  • Fill in section 1 for DRIVER LICENSE FILE or section 2 and/or 3 for REGISTRATION FILE INFORMATION.
  • Complete the "requester" section at bottom of the form, clearly print this information.  You must also include your out of state address and telephone number, including area code.
  • Submit a check or money order made payable to "DMV" with the fee(s) noted on the Copy Records Request form.
  • Submit copies of two forms of identification from the requestor. (One form must be photo identification and the other form also needs to identify the requestor; see page 2 of the Copy Records Request Form)
  • Mail completed form, documents and fee(s) to:

Department of Motor Vehicles

Copy Records Unit

60 State Street

Wethersfield, CT  06161


This request will take approximately seven to ten business days to process.


Content Last Modified on 7/29/2015 9:29:48 AM