To drive legally in the State of Connecticut, you need to register your vehicle. This article will help you to gain the needed information about Connecticut license plates.
The State requires the vehicle owners to have two license plates on the vehicle. The first one should be on the front side and the second one on the backside. Besides, the State allows having a specialty license plate. Connecticut also permits to have a plate for disabled people.
The owner of a motor vehicle must apply for the license plate within 60 days after buying his/her car. One may get it in person, online, or via Email.
There are several types of license plates in Connecticut:
Connecticut requires the DMV to present the Special Number Plates issuance to the members of the organizations.
There are some requirements you need to follow:
To get a Classic Vehicle vanity plate you need to follow the steps mentioned below:
The fee of getting a classic vanity plate for the first time is $47 and an extra fee for a two-year registration.
A vanity plate in CT should contain seven or fewer characters- any combination of letters and numbers. It is not allowed to put extra spaces and dots between the letters.
To get a vanity plate you need to keep up with these requirements:
If your plate was mutilated, damaged, stolen, or lost, you may request its replacement. In case of lost or stolen plates, you need to report them to the local police department.
If your plate is lost or stolen, then you need to present the below-mentioned components:
The cost for the plate replacement with the police report will be $5. And without the police report, it will take $25.
If you are an individual, then you need to present the following information:
If you present an organization, then you need to provide the following information:
If you leave the State or you are no longer the owner of the vehicle, you need to cancel your registration. You must return the license plate.
Your vehicle will be considered as a subject of property tax assessment if it is still registered. You may cancel a registration either online or via Email.
So any plate that is not used, should be canceled with the DMV within a short period of time. Or else it will be included in the list of active plates and will generate taxes.
You may look up your license plate requesting it in person, via Email, or online. You may request it also via phone. There are two main ways to get access to the Ct license plate or any information related to the plate. You may use online public databases. You can also send a request to the Connecticut Department of Public Safety or call them.
In order to access the online database, you need to create your account. Then you must pay the fees. In the end, you can start searching by entering the VIN, license plate, or title number in the searching field.
The State requires all boats with motors, sailboats of every size or length to be registered. In case of buying a boat, you will be responsible for getting the boat registered in your name. All the boats should be registered with the DMV.
You need to present evidence of ownership at the moment of registration. After submitting the application and paying the needed fees, they will assign an identification number and a registration certificate. This will be issued with 2 validation decals. The registered number will remain until it is registered in the State.
The registration will be valid until April 30 of the next year. This means that you need to renew it every year. To find who is the owner of the vessel you need to follow the below-mentioned steps:
In Connecticut, almost all the vehicles have license plates beginning with AA, AB, AC, AD, AE, etc. This new policy was established in 2015. The seven-digit numbers combining letters and numbers are common in CT.
DMV started registering these simple 7-digits numbers beginning with two letters. This is to provide a long-term inventory of the plates. When exhausted the DMV will submit BA, BB, BC, BE, and so on.
If you bring your vehicle from another state, then you need to transfer the previous registration to the CT DMV.
But if you want to register your new vehicle in CT, you need to pass an emissions test. You may also present the verified VIN to the CT DMV. After that you need to present the following components:
The registration fee can vary from $20 to $120 depending on the vehicle type. You need to pay extra fees:
In case of an emissions test or VIN checking process, you also need to pay $20 for an emissions test. And the cost for VIN inspection is $10.
It may take up to 8 weeks to get your new plate.
You may need a temporary registration if you want a safety inspection or emissions test. In this case, you must take the below-mentioned steps:
But if the vehicle is not registered in your name, then you will need to present these documents:
You need to follow these steps to keep the license plate number of the member of the immediate family.
The registration can not proceed if there are unpaid taxes or owed parking tickets. And also if the registration is under suspension, then it will slow down the registration process. You need to present an authorized letter from the executor of the estate or administrator to transfer the plate.
Your license plate application may be refused for one or more reasons, check out which license plates Connecticut banned.