The Department of Motor Vehicles wants to remind Connecticut motorists that the only website for renewing a Connecticut vehicle registration online and doing other DMV-related online transactions is the agency’s official site at ct.gov<http://ct.gov/>/dmv.
Unofficial websites that offer driver-related services, such as renewal assistance and practice tests for a fee, are not affiliated with the State of Connecticut. Some DMVs across the country have reported customer confusion with unofficial websites that offer DMV information and services, including some with added or unnecessary fees.
In addition to vehicle registration renewals, ct.gov<http://ct.gov/dmv>/<http://ct.gov/dmv>dmv is the official source for other online services, such as scheduling a learner’s permit test appointment, checking wait times in DMV offices, renewing a business license, checking the validity of registrations, looking up the availability of vanity plates and canceling lost or stolen plates.
“We want to be proactive in Connecticut and make sure our customers know to use the DMV’s official website – ct.gov<http://ct.gov/dmv>/<http://ct.gov/dmv>dmv – for any online services regarding DMV business,” DMV Commissioner Melody A. Currey said.
In addition, customers renewing a Connecticut vehicle registration online require a personal identification number (PIN). The PIN is provided in the DMV renewal notice that is sent out about two months prior to the registration’s expiration date.