Check driving reinstatement eligibility and reinstate online

Online payment services will be unavailable due to system maintenance from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Sunday, May 21.

If your Wisconsin driving privilege is withdrawn because of a 

  • suspension 
  • revocation​
  • cancellation
  • disqualification 
  • denial

this online application may be used to check the requirements to reinstate and to reinstate your Wisconsin driving privileges if you are eligible.

Requirements

Reinstatement requirements will be determined from the information on your driving record at the time of your request. If it can be determined, the system will also show you

  • the date you can become eligible for reinstatement
  • requirements that are shown with an arrow in front of them can be cleared up by some action on your part, possibly making you eligible for reinstatement immediately

Pending violations or convictions not yet reported by the court may affect your eligibility for reinstatement. If you suspect a new violation may appear you will want to check back for more up-to-date information.

Eligibility

This online application will help you check if you are eligible to reinstate your driving privileges.

It will show you if you can reinstate online or if you must visit a DMV customer service center to complete the reinstatement process.

If you are eligible for online reinstatement, you will be required to pay the reinstatement fee. You will need a valid credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express) or ACH (Automated Clearing House) payment through your checking/savings account (eCheck-automatic withdrawal from your bank account). 

  • For ACH payments, your account will be charged the required reinstatement fee.
  • For credit or debit card payments, your account will be charged the required reinstatement and/or product fee and convenience fee.

In certain situations through this online process, you may automatically be issued a new driver license or you may be asked if you wish to have a replacement card issued to you. Your driver license card will be mailed to you. If your license is expired, you will not be able to renew your license online; however, you may still reinstate your driving privilege in order to clear your invalid status to apply for licensing in another state.

Note: Once the online transaction is completed you cannot cancel the transaction nor receive a refund.

Steps to check eligibility or reinstate

To use this online system, you will need to enter the following:​

  • ​Whether or not you are currently a Wisconsin resident, a U.S. citizen and
    Your Wisconsin driver license number or Wisconsin identification card number, the last four digits of your Social Security number, and date of birth;
    or
  • Your name, Social Security number, date of birth and gender. 

Note: If the Social Security number is not entered, you will not receive an option to complete your reinstatement online, only to check your eligibility for reinstatement.

You may be asked questions that will help us provide the most complete list of reinstatement requirements you must meet.

Driving receipt

​During the reinstatement process if you request your driver license be reissued or you are automatically reissued a new card, you will receive a driver license receipt, which includes your photo. Adobe Reader 6.0 or higher is required to view and print driver license receipts. For information about getting a free copy of Adobe Reader, visit the WisDOT software information page. This printed paper receipt serves as your driver license until you receive the card in the mail. Keep it with you when driving. 

Out of state residents

The reinstatement requirements you receive through this system pertain only to your privileges as an out-of-state resident. Your eligibility requirements may change if you choose to move back to the state of Wisconsin. You may still reinstate your driving privilege in order to clear your invalid status to apply for licensing in another state.

This service may not be available on Sundays from 6 a.m.–9 a.m. due to regular system maintenance. 

 

 

Note: This system cannot be used to check reinstatement requirements for identification cards. To obtain ID card reinstatement requirements, submit your information to the department using the email link below.

Driver Information Section
P.O. Box 7983
Madison, WI 53707-7983

Email Wisconsin DMV email service​​​
Phone (608) 264-7447
Fax (608) 267-3812