Other fees

DMV customer service centers accept cash, checks, debit cards and the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Debit cards will be processed as credit. Please make checks payable to "Registration Fee Trust."

For online transactions, we accept most debit and credit cards and ACH (Automated Clearing House) from your checking or savings account.

Payments by credit and debit cards will be charged a convenience fee.

​Other transactions ​Fees
Certificate of registration (duplicate)​$2
Consecutive monthly registration fee (10,000 lbs. or more - restricted use)​1/12th of annual registration fee per month plus $15 per application submitted. See specific registration type for conditions and prorated fee.
Convenience fee​A percentage of the cost of the product or service to cover the fees charged by credit and debit card companies.
Disabled parking ID card (Permanent disability)​No charge, except counter service fee when applicable
Disabled parking ID card (Temporary disability)​$6 - up to six months
​Electric vehicle surcharge​$100 for autos and light trucks up to 8,000 lbs., except dual purpose farm; beginning for January 2018 registrations.
Late registration renewal fee​$10, in addition to regular registration renewal fee
​Permit fee (annual fee for vehicles operated intrastate for hire)​$5
Quarterly registration fee (10,000 lbs. or more - some restrictions)​1/4th of annual registration fee per quarter plus $5 per application submitted. See specific registration type for prorated fee.
Registration file searches, including online searches​$5 per search
​Telephone authorization - Immediate registration for heavy vehicle​$7.50 plus registration fee
$10 to cancel
Uninsured motorist registration fee​$50
Unpaid check fee (Check returned for insufficient funds, etc.)​$20 plus the amount of the unpaid check. $25 additional reinstatement fee required if not paid by due date. Payment must be by money order or certified check. Cash also accepted at a DMV customer service center.
Wheel tax (municipal or county registration fee for autos and light trucks)

​Vehicles customarily kept in:

  • Municipalities​
    • Appleton (city; $20) 
    • Arena (township; $20)
    • Beloit (city; ​​$20)
    • Eden (village; $20 beginning for October 2017 registrations)
    • Fort Atkinson (city; $20)​​ 
    • Gillett (city; $20)
    • Iron Ridge (village; $20)
    • Janesville (city; $20)​
    • Kaukauna (city; $10) 
    • Lodi (city; $20)
    • Milton (city; $30 beginning for April 2017 registrations)
    • Milwaukee (city; $20)
    • Platteville (city; $20 beginning for March 2017 registrations)
    • Portage (city; $20 beginning for April 2017 registrations)
    • Prairie du Sac (village; $20 beginning for January 2016 registrations)​​
    • Sheboygan​​ (city; $20 beginning for February 2016 registrations) 
    • Tigerton​​​ (village; $10)
  • ​Counties
    • Chippewa County ($10) 
    • Iowa County ($20) 
    • Lincoln County ($20 beginning for January 2018 registrations)
    • Marathon County ($25 beginning for December 2016 registrations)
    • Milwaukee County ($30 beginning for March 2017 registrations)
    • St. Croix County ($10) ​

 For more information:

Questions? 
Email Wisconsin DMV email service
Phone (608) 266-1466