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​

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. 

NEW: Beginning May 11, 2020:

  • 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.
  • Road test appointments can be made online beginning May 8. Testing begins May 26. 
  • DMV Customer Service Centers will have expanded hours from May 11 to May 22, Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are recommended.
  • Vehicle emission requirements are extended 90 days. Renew your plates online and then visit an emission testing facility.
  • Driver licenses and CDL expirations - All driver licenses that expired on or after March 12 are extended until July 25.

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

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: