DMV: Resolving a Suspension

Resolving a License Suspension

Holiday Closing:  On Tuesday, December 25, all DMV offices will be closed for the Christmas Day holiday.  Offices will reopen on Wednesday, December 26, at 7:45 a.m.

There are no in-person suspension or restoration transactions conducted at any DMV branch office. However, you can pay your license restoration fee and check driver's license status online. 
If you need to mail DMV any documents related to your suspension, the normal processing time is 10 business days from the date the DMV's Driver Services Division receives your correspondence.
You are not permitted to drive a motor vehicle until your driving privilege is restored and you have a valid driver's license or learner's permit in your possession.
After you are reinstated, a restoration notice will be mailed to you.
Paying the Restoration Fee
If your license is suspended, you will be required to pay a $175.00 restoration fee.  You can pay your license restoration fee online or by mail.  Please send a check or money order payable to DMV in the amount of $175.00 for each suspended item. 
Once you have paid your fee, check your driver's license status online.
Mailing Documents to DMV
Please provide your name, date of birth, and current address with all correspondence. If your address has changed, you may complete and submit a change of address form
If there are any other documents required for restoration they must be mailed to:
Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles
Driver Services Division
60 State Street
Wethersfield, CT  06161-1013
Exchanging an ID Card and Reissuing a Driver's License
If you were issued a Connecticut non-driver ID card during your suspension and you previously held a Connecticut driver license, you may exchange the ID and have your Connecticut driver's license reissued. 
For More Information
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General suspension or restoration information is also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling our automated system at 860-263-5720.



Content Last Modified on 8/2/2017 10:49:34 AM