DMV: How to Renew Your Driver's License

DMV Easy Answers
for Renewing a Driver's License

SERVICE UPDATE:  On Monday, August 21, the Wethersfield DMV Inspection Lane will have limited service due to renovations and will only provide inspections for:  motorcycles, trailers and dual rear-wheeled student transportation vehicles.  The lane is scheduled to reopen for all inspection services on Tuesday, August 22 at 8 a.m.
DONíT WAIT: Renew a week or more before your birthday. You will not receive a permanent driver license or ID card while at a DMV or AAA 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. After visiting an office, you can track the delivery of your new card.

You may renew your license on or as early as six months prior to your license expiration date.  AAA offices do not process CDLs or public passenger endorsements.
Commercial driver's license (CDL) holders can find renewal information here
What to do:
What to bring:
What it will cost:
  • $72 renewal fee.
  • See acceptable forms of payment.
  • AAA offices have the authority to charge a convenience fee for DMV transactions. Effective September 1, 2016, a convenience fee that must be paid separately to AAA will increase from $3 to $5. The fee is payable to AAA.
  • NOTE: Late fee of $25 will be charged for the renewal of an expired driver's license.
  • Military Personnel - see information regarding fee waiver.

For more information, please see detailed information on renewing a driver's license.

Content Last Modified on 6/13/2017 11:15:23 AM