DMV: Driver's License - Expired - What to Do

Expired Driver Licenses


NEW PROCESS: You will not receive a permanent driver license or ID card while at a DMV service office.   It will arrive through the mail.  You will keep your expiring license/ID and receive a temporary paper card.  For more on this, please see Central Issuance.

PLEASE NOTE:  When renewing your driver's license, you will have the option to verify your identity through the Real ID Program.  People verifying will get a gold star on the license.  Those declining will have one stamped "Not for Federal Identification."  The difference could be extra screening under a proposed federal program slated to go into effect in October 2020 for airports and federal buildings and also use for possible commercial transactions.  For more information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions about the Real ID Program.

If your Connecticut Driver's License has been expired for two years or less, you do not have to retake the driving test. 

You can appear in person at your nearest DMV office, AAA location, Milford and North Haven Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union, Stamford (The WorkPlace, Inc.) or West Haven City Hall and bring with you the following:

NOTE:  AAA locations, Nutmeg Financial Credit Union, Stamford (The WorkPlace, Inc.) and West Haven City Hall may charge a convenience fee up to $8.00 per DMV transaction.

Bring your expired drivers license or one (1) form of identification from the primary or secondary list of acceptable forms of identification. Note: Photocopies will not be accepted.

NOTE:  A $25 late fee will be charged for the renewal of an expired driver's license.

The fee for a six-year renewal of a non-commercial driver's license is $72.00.

If your Connecticut Driver's License has been expired more than two years, you will be required to complete all testing requirements again. Please see Obtaining a License for the First Time for detailed information regarding testing.

Note:  If your license is suspended here or in any other state, your license will not be renewed until your license privilege is restored.

Content Last Modified on 1/11/2019 12:54:34 PM