DMV deadlines for licenses and registrations extended due to storm

An extension of expiration dates for motor vehicle registrations and driver’s licenses has been put in place due to the severe winter storm.

The extension period runs from Jan. 24, when a snowstorm shuttered offices of the state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), to midnight on Friday, Jan. 30. On Jan. 31, all required late fees and penalties will resume.

The action, ordered by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, covers expiration dates and periods of validity for motor vehicle registrations, licenses, permits, certificates and other forms of credentials issued by the DMV. It also covers emissions test late fees.

“We are ordering those expiration dates to be extended, giving those impacted the opportunity to satisfy their obligations after the storm passes,” Malloy said.

All knowledge and road skills tests for license applicants are canceled for Wednesday, Jan. 28 due to the storm (they also were canceled on Tuesday). To reschedule a test:

KNOWLEDGE TEST:  Customers should wait for an email from DMV regarding the cancellation, then go to, enter their personal identification number, and follow the instructions.

ROAD TEST:  Customers should call 800-842-8222. DMV will also be contacting customers with appointments.