Connecticut to Mail Driver Licenses Starting Tuesday

This article was published on: 06/12/17 12:29 PM by Mike Minarsky

The state of Connecticut is set to see changes regarding driver licenses.

According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, the state will begin mailing driver licenses instead of handing them out. This is part of a new program that starts tomorrow, June 13th. Moving forward, people only be given temporary paper cards at the DMV and receive the actual cards in the mail.

Connecticut is not the first state to implement this program, known as Central Issuance, as more than half of the states already mail licenses and IDs. The program is actually required under the Real ID Act, a federal act.

For those concerned by the possibility of receiving their new license in the mail after their old one expires, DMV officials recommend that Connecticut residents renew their license at least a week before their birthdays. To renew a license or apply for one, residents must still visit the DMV or AAA office.

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