Voluntary surrender

​How can you voluntarily surrender your license?

Licenses can be surrendered at any time. If you have a medical condition, disability that interferes with safe driving (whether temporary or permanent), or you prefer to no longer drive, you can do one of the following:

  • ​Surrender your license:​​
    • ​Complete a Voluntary Temporary Surrender MV3581 form and mail it to the DMV at the address below along with your driver license.
  • Surrender your license and apply for an identification (ID) card by doing one of the following:
    • Access online ID card application page. Hit the blue button at the bottom of the page to apply for an ID card or a non-expiring ID card for those age 65 and older. You will be prompted to surrender your license as you go through the online process.
    • ​Complete the Voluntary Temporary Surrender MV3581 form and go to your local DMV customer service center to submit the form in-person and request an identification card.

After relinquishing a driver license:

  • You will not be able to legally drive
  • If you are eligi​ble to vote, you may select a free ID card for voting purposes
  • Those age 65 and older may select a non-expiring ID card
  • Wisconsin also offers a REAL ID identification card
  • Review alternatives to driving
  • How to reinstate after surrendering driver license

​​Medical Review & Fitness Unit
P.O. Box 7918
Madison WI 53707-7918

Email Wisconsin DMV email service​​
Phone (608) 266-2327
Fax (608) 267-0518