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.

OGC updates

NEW - While the Hill Farms State Office Building is closed due to COVID-19, legal documents to be served on WisDOT should be handled according to details on the DOJ Service of Process page​​​​.

​DMV updates​

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.

  • 10/14/20 update: Driver license renewal for drivers over age 60 has been extended until January 21, 2021.
  • Vehicle emissions update: The 90-day extension for vehicles whose emission test expired during the public health emergency ended July 31, 2020. Beginning August 1, you will be required to pass an emissions test at an emission testing facility before renewing your registration.


  • Driver licenses can be renewed online.
  • 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.

COVID-19 News​​​​​

Transportation Projects


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.
  • Check 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:

​North Central