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Suspended License

The state of Connecticut takes the matter of unsafe and irresponsible drivers very seriously. With a suspended driving license, you must adhere to the requirements set forth on your suspension notice before you can begin the process of reinstating your CT credential.

Common Reasons for Drivers License Suspension

A driver's license can be suspended due to a number of reasons that pertain to offenses, violations and convictions you may have. Take a look at some of the most common reasons that result in a drivers license suspension in Connecticut:

How to Reinstate a Suspended Drivers License By Mail

In Connecticut, in order to be able to resolve a drivers license suspension, you will be required to complete this process by mail as no in-person transactions can be made. Send a written letter with any reinstatement-related queries you may have to this address:

Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles

Driver Services Division

60 State Street

Wethersfield, CT 06161-2525

If you are ready to reinstate revoked drivers licenses, you must have all the required documents with you, along with your payment, then you can also send all these items to the aforementioned address. Your necessary documents for reinstatement will be mentioned in your suspension notice.

Make sure to include the following details in your drivers license reinstatement request:

Only a money order or check will be accepted as acceptable forms of payment. To provide sufficient time to properly reinstate your license, it is important to submit your request at least two weeks ahead of your eligibility date.

Note: A motorist will not be authorized to get back to driving on the streets of Connecticut until you have received a restoration notice from the Department of Motor Vehicles. It may take 10 business days for the CT Driver Services Division to respond to you after receiving your request for further information.

Work Permit/Education Permit

Certain motorists may be eligible to receive a temporary driver's license, also known as a "special operator's permit" in the state of Connecticut. This special permit will allow the driver to drive to and from work, or to and from school. Depending on whether you wish to apply for a Work Permit or an Education Permit, the steps in which you must take will vary.

Requirements for a Work Permit:

Requirements for an Education Permit:

The address in which you must send all this documentation to, along with your money order or check, is as follows:

Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles

Driver Services Division

60 State Street

Wethersfield, CT 06161-2525

Allow 10 business days for your request to be processed. If you are an out-of-state driver, you will also need to submit a certified copy of your driving record from your jurisdiction. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles' Driver Services Division by calling 860-263-5720.