https // : Renew Driver’s License | Connecticut DMV

https // : Renew Driver’s License | Connecticut DMV

Starting May 3, 2023, the U.S. Federal Government will require anyone boarding an airplane for domestic travel or entering certain federal buildings to have a “verified” driver’s license or state-issued ID card, or be required to show additional proof of identification, such as a U.S. passport.  Check your license, you may already have the gold star!

Non-driver ID renewal


You may renew your ID on your ID expiration date or as early as 180 days (six months) before your ID expires.

You cannot renew online if any of the following scenarios are true for you:

    • You did not get a new photo taken the last time you renewed your ID.
    • You are applying for a REAL ID license for the first time. To get a REAL ID, please apply in person.
    • You are living in a homeless shelter and wish to do a no fee renewal.
    • You are a blind veteran and wish to do a no fee renewal.
    • You do not have a first name or need to update your name. Please renew in person.

If you cannot renew online, please renew in person or by mail instead. 

How to

Step 1: Gather what you’ll need

  • Your first and last name exactly as it appears on your current non-driver ID
  • Your date of birth
  • Your street address
  • Your non-driver ID number
  • Your social security number
  • A credit or debit card

Step 2: Renew online


Step 3: Get your ID in the mail

Your ID will arrive through the mail within 20 business days. You can keep your expiring ID if there are no changes other than address.


The fee for your ID renewal is computer-generated as DMV phases in the 8-year license. Your renewal letter will indicate the length on your expiration.

Renewal fees

  • 6-year non-driver ID renewal: $24.00
  • 8-year non-driver ID renewal: $32.00
  • Refunds will not be given unless permitted under law

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You can renew by mail in the following scenarios:


You are active duty in the U.S. military or were honorably discharged in the last 60 days, you can renew your non-driver identification card by mail for free. Learn more about how military personnel can renew their non-driver identification card by mail for free.

Medically unable to appear

You have a major medical condition and cannot go to a DMV branch. You may request a renewal of your non-driver identification card by mail by completing Form B-350 and Form CI-1.

Temporarily out of state or country

You are currently not in Connecticut. You can renew by mail and the non-driver identification card will be mailed to the out of state/country address.


If you are incarcerated, you can renew your non-driver identification card by mail. You must provide your inmate number. The non-driver identification card will be sent to your facility.

To renew by mail:

    • Provide a check or money order made payable to “DMV” for the appropriate fee (please see instructions below).  All checks must be drawn on a United States Bank and made payable in United States funds.
    • NOTE: Please send your renewal at least 10 days prior to expiration, especially if mailing from out of country.
  • Mail form and payment to:
    Department of Motor Vehicles
    60 State Street
    Wethersfield, CT  06109
    Attention:  Central Issuance Operations Unit

To renew by email:

    • You must fill out Connecticut Driver’s License/Identification Card by Mail (Form B-350).
  • You will receive an email with a payment link within three (3) business days.

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