Emergency contact law

​​​​​Starting June 1, 2024, Wisconsin residents will have the option to add one emergency contact to their record. This contact information could be available to law enforcement agencies in the event that you are in a collision or are experiencing a medical emergency. This information may save crucial time if ever it becomes necessary to contact your family members or other loved ones.

As part of every application for a Wisconsin driver license or ID card, the applicant will be asked if they would like to include emergency contact information in their file. Adding the information is voluntary. If you would like to have an emergency contact listed, you will be required to provide the contact’s name, residential address, phone number and their relationship to you. This information will not be printed on the driver license or ID card.

If you would like to add an emergency contact to your file, click the Start Now button below.

You will need to enter:

  • Your first and last name
  • Your Wisconsin Driver License or ID Card number
  • The last 4 digits of your Social Security number  
  • Your date of birth


  • Your emergency contact’s name
  • Your emergency contact’s address
  • Your emergency contact’s phone number
  • Your relationship to the emergency contact

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Wisconsin Statute 343.177​

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