Connecticut DMV and FMCSA announcements on credential extensions

The Connecticut DMV has published a document which clarifies the timelines of their recent actions regarding extended credentials (CDLs, IRP registrations, non-IRP registrations, etc). Rather than having extensions that are valid for 90 days or 180 days, the new document provides dates for all credentials covered by their extensions. Specifically:

  • Credentials that expired between March 1, 2020 and May 31, 2020 remain valid until Nov. 30, 2020.
  • Credentials that expired between June 1, 2020 and Nov. 30, 2020 remain valid until Dec. 31, 2020.

A copy of this DMV announcement is available here.

Members should act to renew these extended credentials as soon as they can. Appointments to go to DMV to conduct transactions for non-IRP registrations, and other credentials, can be made online at Connecticut’s DMV web portal. To make an appointment to go to DMV and complete IRP transactions (Add/Delete a Vehicle; Change Carrier; Weight Increase; Return Plate), call the IRP unit directly at (860) 263-5281.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has also provided extensions to medical card expirations.

  • If a medical card was valid and expired between March 1, 2020 and May 31, 2020, it remains valid until Oct. 31, 2020.
  • If a medical card was valid and expired on or after June 1, 2020, it remains valid until Dec. 31, 2020.

A copy of this announcement from FMCSA is available online.

MTAC urges members who are still able, to have a physical completed by a Certified Medical Examiner (CME). Drivers should not let their medical cards expire solely because of this waiver. This waiver is meant for drivers who are truly unable to get an appointment with a CME. Members can use this FMCSA website to search for CMEs in Connecticut who are qualified to perform the physical examinations. Additionally, once the driver has obtained medical certification, the medical cards (short form) must be submitted to Connecticut DMV using this website.