The registration renewal process and actual certificate has changed. Please see detailed instructions on the new registration process.
An invitation to renew your registration will automatically be mailed, to the address that we have on record for you, within 60 days prior to your expiration date. Please read and follow the instructions that are included on the invitation. The required renewal fee will appear on the invitation to renew.
All registrations have certain compliance requirements. See specific information on compliance requirements.
If you received a Personal Identification Number with your registration renewal notice, you may renew your registration online.
If you did not receive an invitation to renew in the mail please click here.
See what to do if your registration is expired.
You can verify that the DMV received your payment and that your registration has been renewed by visiting the DMV’s online registration renewal verification website. Please wait at least ten (10) days after submitting your payment before verifying that DMV has processed your renewal.
If you are 65 years of age or older and wish to renew for one year, you must note in the correction box section that you wish to renew for one year and include the appropriate fee for a one-year renewal.
Note: An additional $10 late fee is charged if the registration is not renewed within five days after the expiration date of the current registration.
If the invitation to renew indicates that there are municipal property taxes due from a certain town, you must provide proof of payment of the overdue municipal property tax (proof of payment is indicated when the tax collectors stamp is imprinted on back of the invitation). Vehicles cannot be registered if delinquent property tax or parking tickets are owed or if the registrant has had his/her registration privilege suspended or if the vehicle is not emissions compliant.
Mail the invitation and required payment, in the return envelope provided.
If the envelope is missing, mail your renewal to:
Department of Motor Vehicles
PO Box 150444
Hartford CT 06115-0444