DMV: When a Title is Not Needed

When a Title Is Not Needed

Holiday Schedule: DMV customer service centers will close for the Memorial Day holiday on Friday, May 27 at 12:30 p.m. and reopen Tuesday, May 31 at 7:45 a.m.  
All AAA offices will be open to process renewals for driver licenses and non-driver ID cards during their normal business hours on Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28.  AAA offices will be closed on Monday, May 30.

According to Connecticut State Law Title 14 Sec. 14-166 exempted vehicles, the acquisition of a certificate of title shall not be required for the following:

  1. A vehicle owned by a nonresident of this state and not required by law to be registered in this state.  
  2. Special mobile equipment.
  3. Any trailer having a gross weight not in excess of 3,000 lbs.
  4. A motor vehicle owned by the state or any town, city or borough within the state.
  5. A snowmobile or ATV
For more exempt vehicles, refer to statute link above.

Connecticut does not require a title for vehicles over 20 model years old.  This letter can be used as proof of what model year vehicles Connecticut titles. Letter for Model Year Title Exempt Vehicles

Please contact the DMV's Title Division with any questions at 860-263-5710.

Content Last Modified on 11/5/2015 11:19:30 AM