DMV: Investigation Unit

Investigation Unit

Holiday Schedule:  On Friday, Sept. 2, DMV offices will close at 12:30 p.m. in recognition of the Labor Day holiday.  Offices will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 7:45 a.m. More information.
This DMV Unit investigates complaints received from the citizens of Connecticut, tax assessors and police departments with regard to any criminal matter in which the Connecticut DMV or a customer is a victim; or regarding vehicles registered out-of-state that are owned by someone residing in Connecticut.

Registration Compliance cases must include:

  • The name of the person
  • Their Connecticut address
  • The out-of-state license plate number displayed on the vehicle
  • Any other pertinent information that will assist in our investigation.
All complaints must be in writing and sent to:

Department of Motor Vehicles

Investigations Unit - Room 145

60 State St.

Wethersfield, CT 06161


A resident of this state who operates a motor vehicle he or she owns with license plates issued by another state shall be fined $1,000.


Below are the Connecticut General Statutes pertaining to residents who fail to obtain a Connecticut driver's license or vehicle registration.


Definition of CT resident:              CGS 14-1

Fail to register your vehicle in CT:  CGS 14-12(a)     

Fail to obtain a CT license:           CGS 14-36(b)(2) 


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