DMV is now making it simpler to renew a vehicle’s registration by combining everything needed into one mailing from the agency. The change, which starts this month, will save taxpayers about $400,000 annually.
“Modernizing the way we do things and saving taxpayers money has been my number one focus at the DMV,” Commissioner Robert Ward said. “Eliminating this mailing will save on postage and printing costs in this time when taxpayers are looking for the government to find cost savings.”
Vehicle owners previously received two mailings. Now owners will receive from the DMV only one registration renewal mailing, which will include a renewal notice with the center portion being the actual registration certificate. Vehicle owners will be instructed to keep the center portion of the application – the actual registration certificate – in the vehicle.
People who want to check that the registration was renewed can use DMV’s new online verification system at www.ct.gov/dmv/verifyreg. The validity of their registration can be checked by law enforcement through computer links with DMV registration information.
In July, DMV eliminated vehicle registration stickers, a savings of about $400,000 a year. This combined with the single mailing increases the total savings to about $800,000.