COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 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.

DMV updates

  • DMV offices are now limited to only driver license (DL) and ID card transactions (including IDs for voting). Customers should use the Driver License Guide to complete their application and book an appointment. People without appointments needing a DL or ID will be served. Customers may need to wait to enter the office as social distancing will be in effect. See details and en español.
    Please note:
    • Milwaukee SW (5500 W. Grange Avenue) will be closed Saturdays; Milwaukee NW (7301 W. Mill Road) continues Saturday services.
    • Satellite operations are suspended through the duration of the Safer at Home order: Wittenberg, Fort Atkinson, Reedsburg, New Richmond, Abbotsford, Minocqua, Oconomowoc.
  • No vehicle transactions will be handled in-person. All vehicle transactions must be done online, by mail, or with a third-party agent. See details ​and en español.
  • Vehicle emission requirements are extended 90 days. Renew your plates online and then visit an emission testing facility.
  • Road tests - DMV is temporarily suspending driver skills tests. Visit the road test page. CDLs should confirm with examiner.
  • Driver licenses and CDL expirations - Expiration dates will automatically be extended 60 days. Late fees will be waived. See the news release.
  • Administrative suspension hearings - Customers are being notified that Administrative Suspension hearings will be offered by telephone (or paper), not in-person. See the news release.

DMV online services

All vehicles-related services must be done online, by mail or with a third-party agent.

View all online DMV services.

COVID-19 News​​

Transportation Projects

Construction

WisDOT continues to monitor the public health crisis as it applies to essential highway maintenance and construction projects. Workers who support the construction of critical or strategic infrastructure are considered essential by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

  • Wisconsin’s Safer at Home Order (Executive Order 12, issued March 24, 2020) allows travel for workers engaged in the operation and upkeep of infrastructure. No special documentation or permits are required.
  • 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.
  • Check 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.

Design

  • Public involvement meetings and open houses for transportation projects are suspended temporarily and will be rescheduled as soon as possible.
  • The department is reviewing options for alternative meeting formats. 
  • WisDOT will continue to rely on public input to help shape transportation projects and policies.

 Currently, telephone and video-conference options are preferred to connect with WisDOT staff. Region Office main contacts are: