DMV: Record Retention Periods

Record Retention Periods

Holiday Closing:  On Friday, May 24, DMV offices will close at 12:30 p.m. for the Memorial Day holiday.  Offices will remain closed on Saturday, May 25 and will reopen on Tuesday, May 28 at 7:45 a.m.    

The following is the retention periods for various copies of records kept at the Department of Motor Vehicles:

  • Dealer and Repairer Complaints
    Dealer and repairer complaints will be disclosed after they are settled and the matter is closed. Records are available for the current year and the previous three years.

  • Operator License Records
    DMV retains records pertaining to an operator's license for seven years.  After such time, these records may be destroyed as permitted by Connecticut State Law (Title 14 Sec.14-10).

  • Registration Records
    DMV retains vehicle registration records for a period of three years.  After such time, these records may be destroyed, as permitted by Connecticut State Law (Title 14 Sec. 14-10).

  • Driving Histories
    Records of traffic violations on driving histories are maintained for three years for most violations, although some serious violations may remain active on the history for ten years.

  • Titles
    Copies of applications for title are available for the last ten years.
For more information please visit the Connecticut State Library website on Records Retention Schedules for State Agencies.

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