DMV: Requirements to Transfer Your Out of State Registered Vehicle

Requirements to Transfer Your
Out of State Registered Vehicle

 

Once you have established residency in Connecticut, you have 60 days to transfer your vehicle registration to this state.

Here are the steps to take:

Step 1:  Emissions test or VIN check needed for your vehicle. 

If vehicle is model year 2012 and older then vehicle needs to have an emissions test done. Vehicles that are exempt from emissions testing will require a vehicle identification number (VIN) verification.  You can use your current registration to meet this requirement.

Step 2: Gather your documents prior to visiting a DMV office.

Documents required:

  • Identification.  If you are transferring your out-of-state driver’s license to Connecticut, you can do that when registering your vehicle. 
  • Proof of insurance.  Your insurance card must include this information.
  • Completed registration form (H-13B).   Download and fill out this form before coming into the office.
  • Vehicle inspection report.  This will be provided by the technician at the time of your vehicle’s emissions test or VIN verification. 
  • Payment for fees.  See estimated fee information here.
  • Proof of ownership.  An original title is required, and a leased vehicle requires an original power of attorney from the leasing company.  If you have a lien or are leasing a vehicle, you must contact your lienholder or leasing company to notify them that Connecticut requires the original vehicle title to register a vehiclePlease notify the lien holder or leasing company using this form and ask them to mail the title to the address below:

State of Connecticut
Department of Motor Vehicles
ATTENTION: TITLE UNIT OUT OF STATE TITLE
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT 06161
    

If the original title is not available, you can request a six-month registration (called a courtesy registration) to give your lienholder or leasing company time to mail your original title to Connecticut DMV. More information on how to apply for a courtesy registration.

Step 3: Visit the proper DMV office. 

If you are transferring your license and registration, you must visit a DMV hub office. If you are only registering your vehicle, you can visit a DMV hub or limited service office.





Content Last Modified on 10/27/2016 11:37:02 AM