DMV Partially Reopens for Select In-Person Services

June 24, 2020

Below is an update on the state's COVID-19/coronavirus response efforts.

As of Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., a total of 45,899 cases of COVID-19 have been reported among Connecticut residents. This includes 43,941 laboratory-confirmed cases and 1,958 probable cases. Day-to-day changes reflect newly reported cases, deaths, and tests that occurred over the last several days to week. All data in this report are preliminary; data for previous dates will be updated as new reports are received and data errors are corrected. For a county-by-county breakdown of cases or to view additional data, click the image above. 

Department of Motor Vehicles partially reopens for select in-person services

The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles reopened select offices Tuesday for in-person services, however due to the pandemic customers are required to make appointments in advance. At the moment, appointments can be made for new licenses and IDs, license and ID renewals, out-of-state license and registration transfers, and CDL upgrades. Appointments can be made online at the DMV’s website by visiting

In addition, road testing has resumed this week. Customers whose appointments had previously been canceled due to the pandemic are being contacted to reschedule new appointments. So far, approximately 1,000 road tests have been rescheduled through June 30.

The department is also reminding Connecticut residents that many DMV transactions can be completed online and do not require an in-person visit. Some of the online services offered include registration renewals, registration cancellations, payment of emission test late fees, and more.

For more information, read the press release issued Tuesday by the DMV.

Governor Lamont encourages residents to sign up for the state’s CTAlert notification system

Governor Lamont is encouraging Connecticut residents to sign up for CTAlert, the state’s emergency alert system, which provides text message notifications to users. To subscribe, text the keyword COVIDCT to 888-777.

Providing information to Connecticut residents

For the most up-to-date information from the State of Connecticut on COVID-19, including an FAQ and other guidance and resources, residents are encouraged to visit

Individuals who have general questions that are not answered on the website can also call 2-1-1 for assistance. The hotline is available 24 hours a day and has multilingual assistance. Relay services can be accessed by calling 7-1-1. Anyone who is out-of-state or using Relay can connect to Connecticut 2-1-1 toll free by dialing 1-800-203-1234. The hotline is intended to be used by individuals who are not experiencing symptoms but may have general questions related to COVID-19. Anyone who is experiencing symptoms are strongly urged to contact their medical provider.