Motor Vehicles, Department of

Agency Website

Statutory Authority

Connecticut General Statutes Title 14

Agency History

1917, Chapter 232 (Public Acts)

Department established

2011, July 1, Public Act 11-51

Weigh station functions transferred from Department of Public Safety

2011, July 1, Public Act 11-44

Driver training of persons with disabilities transferred to Bureau of Rehabilitative Services

Published Histories/Articles

Connecticut. Dept. of Motor Vehicles. 40th Anniversary, 1917-1957. Hartford, Connecticut : Dept. of Motor Vehicles, [1957]. [CSL Call Number ConnDoc M857fo]

Connecticut. Dept. of Motor Vehicles. 50th Anniversary. Wethersfield, Connecticut : Dept. of Motor Vehicles, 1967. [CSL Call Number ConnDoc M857fif]

Archived Department of Motor Vehicles website as harvested by the Connecticut State Library, Connecticut Digital Archive

Agency Documents

Check the State Library catalog for availability of publications by the agency:

Annual Reports are located in:

[CSL Call Number ConnDoc M857r]
Digest of Administrative Reports to the Governor [CSL Call Number ConnDoc F40 d]
2002-, online version

State Archives Record Group: RG 117

List of Commissioners

Name

Years of Service

Robbins B. Stoeckel

1 June 1917-1933

Michael A. Connor

1933-1941

John T. McCarthy

1941-1946

Colonel Elmer S. Watson

1947-1949

Cornelius F. Mulvihill

1949-1950

Charles F. Kelley

1951-1954

John J. Tynan

1955-1970

Robert C. Leuba

1971-1972

Edward J. Kozlowski

1973-1974

Mati Koiva (Acting)

1974

Stanley J. Pac

1975-1976

Benjamin A. Muzio

1977-1986

Lawrence F. Delponte

1987-1991

Louis S. Goldberg

1991-1993

Nicholas Camillone (Interim)

1993

Nancy L. Hadley

1993-1995

Michael W. Kozlowski

1995-1996

Mary Gentile (Acting)

1996-1997

Jose O. Salinas

1997-June 2000

Gary J. DeFilippo

2000-Feb. 1, 2005

Ralph J. Carpenter 2005-August 2006
William Ramirez (Acting) August 2006-January 2007
Robert M. Ward (Acting) Jan.-March 7, 2007
Robert M. Ward March 7, 2007-2011
Melody A. Currey 2011-present

Note : The first Commissioner took office June 1, 1917. The first printed report covered 15 months, ending 9/30/1918, during which time the department was a commission.  

Prior to June 1, 1917, the department was part of the office of the Secretary of the State