DMV: Suspension For Unpaid Ticket in Connecticut

Suspension For Unresolved Ticket
Issued in Connecticut


If you are issued a ticket in Connecticut and you fail to answer by the due date or you miss a court date or other court deadline, the court will request DMV to suspend your driving privilege. A notice of suspension will be mailed to the address of record. To avoid suspension, you must reopen your case with the court no later than the day prior to the date of suspension.

To reopen your case you must contact the Connecticut Judicial Branch Superior Court at the telephone number printed on the suspension notice. 

All court fees must be paid either by mail or in person at the Superior Court listed on the suspension notice.

The court will electronically post the date you reopened the case to your DMV driving history.

If the ticket is reopened before the effective date of suspension, the suspension will be rescinded and a compliance notification will be sent to your current mailing address.

If the ticket reopened on or after the effective date of suspension, you must pay a restoration fee of $175.00 to DMV to reinstate your driving privilege.

If required, the $175.000 fee may be paid online or by mail.
To pay the fee by mail, submit a $175.00 check or money order payable to "DMV" to the following address:

State of Connecticut
Department of Motor Vehicles
Driver Services Division
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT 06161-1013

Normal processing time is 10 business days from the date the Driver Services Division receives your correspondence.

Please clearly print your name, current address and date of birth on all documents.  

Please note: You are not permitted to drive a motor vehicle until your driving privilege is restored and you have a valid driver license or learner permit in your possession.
After you are reinstated, a restoration notice will be mailed to you.
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