Connecticut has many DMV locations around the state as well as alternative locations to take care of certain renewals, testing, and licensing. It’s important for people to note their closest DMV and alternative locations, since appointment times will vary between each.
The following is a list of service locations and what they can handle at each one, so people can have their DMV-related issues handled close to home.
DMV Hub Offices
There are eight hub offices in Connecticut. These include:
- Old Saybrook
These hub locations are only open by appointment, and the services available may vary by location. Look up the specific hub office to make an appointment and to be sure it offers the right services. Hub offices are only open from Tuesday through Saturday with limited hours on the weekends.
DMV Limited Service Offices
DMV limited service officers are offices offering fewer services. These offices include:
- New Britain
The Putnam office is currently closed.
Some of the limited service options offered at these locations include:
- Registration services
- Driver’s license services
- Road testing
- Dealers and titling services
…as well as others. Before you go, you do need to make an appointment. It’s also a good idea to contact the specific office before you go, since they may offer different services based on location.
The Connecticut DMV has two primary locations for skills testing. The Cheshire location only handles knowledge testing for driver’s licensing. For CDL skills testing, there are other locations where you can go. CDL licensing skills tests are taken either in Mansfield or Winsted.
Alternate License Renewal Locations
If you need to renew your license, you can do so at several different locations across Connecticut. These include:
- AAA locations
- Norwalk Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union
- North Haven Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union
- Milford Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union
It is important to note that these locations are also available by appointment only.
If you are trying to update your REAL ID driver license or ID card, you can have that processed at AAA. AAA offices also perform services such as Verified or Regular driver license renewals, duplicate licenses, ID cards and learner’s permits, name changes on licenses, IDs or learner’s permits, and copy requests for driver histories.
Those who are not a U.S. citizen do need to go to a DMV office if they need a verified renewal.
Be aware that these alternative locations may charge extra for the DMV services. For DMV transactions, the fee is $6 for members of AAA and $8 for nonmembers. Some locations include:
- Old Saybrook
- West Hartford
Other AAA offices will not offer DMV services.
The credit unions above may also offer these same services, depending on location. They charge an $8 fee for DMV transactions, but credit union members may have the fee waived.