This page will help you learn how the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is responding to the current outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
For more information on COVID-19 and Wisconsin’s response, visit the
Wisconsin COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information Clearinghouse.
During the COVID-19 public health emergency, legal documents to be served on WisDOT should be emailed to the Wisconsin Department of Justice at
COVID-SOP@doj.state.wi.us or mailed to:
Department of Justice
PO Box 7857
Madison, WI 53707-7857
ATTN: SERVICE OF PROCESS
For safety and convenience, you are encouraged to complete all possible transactions online, by mail, or with a third-party agent, or by scheduling an appointment.
- 4/23/2021 update: Drivers age 60 and over who received a driver license expiration extension due to COVID-19 have until May 21, 2021 to renew their license. Please make your plans to renew.
Vehicle emissions update: The 90-day extension test ended July 31, 2020. If required by your county, you must pass an emissions test at an
emission testing facility before renewing your registration.
- Driver licenses can be
- Individuals under age 18 are not required to complete a road test in order to obtain a license. They must have completed drivers education, behind-the-wheel, 30 hours of supervised practice, and must have the permission of a parent or guardian for this road test waiver. Check here to see if you qualify.
- All vehicles-related services must be done online, by mail or with a third-party agent.
View all online DMV services.
DMV has taken these steps to continue providing vital services to Wisconsin motorists, while limiting the exposure of our employees and the public to the virus:
- Service windows have plexi-glass panels.
- Floor decals remind customers to allow for social distancing.
- Appointments are highly encouraged to limit the number of customers in the lobby.
- Team members wear masks. Hand sanitizer is available to all and building surfaces are regularly cleaned.
- Remember - Vehicle services should be done online to reduce the need for in-person visits.
WisDOT continues to monitor the public health crisis as it applies to essential highway maintenance and construction projects.
- Wisconsin state agencies are using the
Badger Bounce Back Plan to guide ongoing operations including construction, maintenance and inspection.
- Workers are expected to continue to take precautions against the spread of COVID-19 at the office and job site. Monitor the
Wisconsin Department of Health for latest information and guidance.
- To slow the spread of COVID-19, online meetings and presentations remain the preferred communication format. The department will continue following the Badger Bounce Back Plan for guidance on group sizes.
projects.511wi.gov for the latest information on active construction projects.
With our partners in industry, we will strive to keep this construction season on schedule.
- WisDOT will continue to rely on public input to help shape transportation projects and policies.
- The department suspended in-person public meetings during Wisconsin’s Safer at Home order and will continue
using interim guidance for virtual meeting formats through the Badger Bounce Back Plan.
- Telephone and video-conference options are preferred to connect with WisDOT staff.
Region Office main contacts are: