DMV will have week-long shutdown in August

The entire Department of Motor Vehicles in Connecticut will be closed for one week in August for a modernization project and installation of a new consumer online system.

All DMV offices will be closed Tuesday, Aug. 11 through Saturday, Aug. 15.

During that time, AAA offices will be open during the DMV shutdown period for license and ID card renewals.


Because the DMV is expecting long lines when regular business resumes on Aug. 18, the state will be giving anyone whose license or registration expires that week an additional 60 days to get it renewed.

DMV’s extensions:

    • The expiration date of all driver’s licenses from Aug. 11, ID cards or vehicle registrations will be extended through Oct. 10, 2015.

    • Renewals can be done without a late fee until Oct. 10, 2015.

    • Emissions test due dates have not been extended – you must be up to date with compliance.

    • All customers who take advantage of the registration extension must maintain insurance coverage on their vehicles.

Once the upgrade is finished, DMV will have a new online menu for consumers. On Aug. 17, the new DMV website ( ) will offer the following:

    • Online checking for items, such as unpaid property taxes, lack of insurance, delinquent parking violations, which can hold up a registration renewal and cause repeat trips to DMV.

    • Reprinting a registration certificate from a home or other computer.

    • Canceling a registration online

    • Ordering online special plates, such as vanity plates

    • Ordering online replacements for damaged plates

    • Providing customers with an option for DMV to contact them either by mail or e-mail

For more information about the DMV modernization project, visit .