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Driver's License Renewal

Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicle Services

Driver's License Renewals

To renew your license at AAA, you must bring your driver's license and renewal notice received in the mail. You do not have to be a AAA member to renew your driver's license at a AAA location.

Please Note:
You will have the option to verify your identity through the Select CT 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 2017 for airports and federal buildings and also use for possible commercial transactions. For more information, please see the Select CT ID program overview and the Frequently Asked Questions. This new program will be available in all DMV and AAA offices.

  • The fee for a six year renewal is $66. Effective October 1, 2013 the fee will increase to $72.
  • You may renew your license on or before the expiration date or as early as 120 days (four months) prior to your license expiring.
  • If your driver's license has been expired two or more years, it will be necessary to complete all testing requirements again. See Obtaining a License for the First Time for details.
  • A $25 late fee will be charged for the renewal of an expired driver's license.
  • License renewals must be processed in person at your local DMV or AAA office. Bring your current license (required) and application received in the mail (if available).
  • If the ID card has been lost, or if DMV does not have your image on file, you must present one additional document from the list of acceptable forms of identification.
  • Individuals 65 years of age or older have the option of renewing their operator license for two years.
  • AAA offices do not process Commercial Driver's Licenses (CDL) or licenses with endorsements/restrictions for public passengers. For these types of transactions, visit a DMV office or DMV Photo License Center.
  • If your license is suspended here or in another state, your license will not be renewed until your privilege is restored. See How to Resolve a License Suspension.
  • If you are out of state/country or are incarcerated and need to renew your license, see Requirements to Obtain a License Through the Mail for more information.
  • Acceptable forms of payment are: cash, money order, personal check and bank check made payable to DMV.
  • AAA has the authority to charge a $2 convenience fee for DMV transactions. Effective October 1, 2013 the AAA service fee will increase to $3. If you choose to pay by check at AAA, you must write two checks; one for renewal and one for the convenience fee. The fee is payable to AAA.

Duplicates (Replacements):
A person whose driver's license has been lost, stolen or damaged may be issued a new driver's license by presenting the following:

  • Certified copy of your birth certificate or valid passport (hospital birth certificates or photocopies are not accepted) and one additional document from list of acceptable forms of identification
  • $30 fee
  • Acceptable forms of payment are: cash, money orders, personal checks and bank checks made payable to DMV.
  • AAA has the authority to charge a $2 convenience fee for DMV transactions. Effective October 1, 2013 the AAA service fee will increase to $3.If you choose to pay by check at AAA, you must write two checks; one for renewal and one for the convenience fee. The fee is payable to AAA.

Change of Name:
Prior to visiting a DMV office or AAA office to change your name you must first visit the Social Security Administration (SSA)to file your name change. The change will not be processed at DMV or AAA until the Social Security Administration information is updated, which may take up to 48 hours. All applicants will be verified through SSA. Requirements needed to change your name at DMV or AAA are:

  • A completed Change of Name Request (form E-78).
  • Current driver's license or Non-Driver ID Card.
  • Certified document showing the change of name (i.e. marriage license, civil union certificate, divorce decree, probate court documents). Photocopies and religious marriage certificates will not be accepted
  • $30 fee
  • If the license or ID card is lost or stolen, duplicate (replacement) fees and required documents apply.
  • Acceptable forms of payment are: cash, money orders, personal checks and bank checks made payable to DMV.
  • AAA has the authority to charge a $2 convenience fee for DMV transactions. Effective October 1, 2013 the AAA service fee will increase to $3.If you choose to pay by check at AAA, you must write two checks; one for renewal and one for the convenience fee. The fee is payable to AAA.

Non-Driver Photo Identification Card Renewals

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issues a Non-Driver Photo Identification Cards (ID) to any applicant who does not possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license or whose license is presently under suspension.

PLEASE NOTE: Issuance of a new Identification card must be at a DMV location, AAA officescan only process renewals.

Renewing a Non-Driver Photo ID:
PLEASE NOTE: If you are renewing your non-driver ID card ON OR AFTER OCTOBER 3, 2011, you will have the option to verify your identity through the Select CT 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 2017 for airports and federal buildings and also use for possible commercial transactions. For more information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions about the Select CT ID Program.

  • DMV sends renewal notices to the current address on file.
  • Current Non-Driver ID Card.
  • $22.50 fee
  • If your ID card is expired two or more years, see Obtaining a new ID card for details.
  • Acceptable forms of payment are: cash, money orders, personal checks and bank checks made payable to DMV.
  • AAA has the authority to charge a $2 convenience fee for DMV transactions. Effective October 1, 2013 the AAA service fee will increase to $3.If you choose to pay by check at AAA, you must write two checks;
  • one for renewal and one for the convenience fee. The fee is payable to AAA.

Duplicates (Replacements):
If the ID card has been lost, stolen or damaged, you may be issued a new identification card by presenting the following:

  • Certified copy of your birth certificate or valid passport (hospital birth certificates or photocopies will not be accepted) and one additional document from list of acceptable forms of identification is required.
  • $30 fee
  • If your license is suspended here or in any other state, your license will not be renewed until your license privilege is restored.
  • Acceptable forms of payment are: cash, money orders, personal checks and bank checks made payable to DMV.
  • AAA has the authority to charge a $2 convenience fee for DMV transactions. Effective October 1, 2013 the AAA service fee will increase to $3. If you choose to pay by check at AAA, you must write two checks; one for renewal and one for the convenience fee. The fee is payable to AAA.

Change of Name:
Prior to visiting a DMV office or AAA office to change your name you must first visit the Social Security Administration (SSA)to file your name change. The change will not be processed at DMV or AAA until the Social Security Administration information is updated, which may take up to 48 hours. All applicants will be verified through SSA. Requirements needed to change your name at DMV or AAA are:

  • A completed Change of Name Request (form E-78)
  • Certified document showing the change of name (i.e. marriage license, civil union certificate, divorce decree, probate court documents). Photocopies and religious marriage certificates will not be accepted.
  • Current driver's license or Non-Driver ID Card.
  • If the license or ID card is lost or stolen, duplicate (replacement) fees and required documents apply.
  • $30 fee
  • Acceptable forms of payment are: cash, money orders, personal checks and bank checks made payable to DMV.
  • AAA has the authority to charge a $2 convenience fee for DMV transactions. Effective October 1, 2013 the AAA service fee will increase to $3.If you choose to pay by check at AAA, you must write two checks; one for renewal and one for the convenience fee. The fee is payable to AAA.

Hours and locations for Connecticut AAA offices

Information is subject to change, visit the CT DMV for latest updates.