Processing time for DMV products

DMV online services​ available:

  • License plate search - find out when your plate expires; get the RRN number to renew your plates online; check to see if an emissions test is required for the vehicle; find out if your plate is suspended or valid.
  • Where's my title? - know if your title has been processed recently and when to expect it in the mail.

As of May 22, 2017, we are working on applications we received on:

  • April 3, 2017 (for titles (see #1 below) and/or non-personalized license plates)
  • May 12, 2017 (for license plate renewals (see #2 below) - mailed to the Milwaukee address on renewal notice)
  • April 17, 2017 (for personalized (see #2 below) and/or special interest plates)

Additional information: ​

  1. ​As of July 30, 2012, state law requires the department to deliver all titles to the lien holder (lender). Check Lien search​ to see if there is a lien on your vehicle. If the title was sent to the lien holder, the vehicle owner will receive a Confirmation of Ownership document that provides the same information as a title, but cannot be used to transfer ownership or record another lien.
  2. ​Please allow an additional four weeks from the issuance of the certificate of registration for manufacturing and mailing of personalized and some special plates.


Email Wisconsin DMV email service