Proof of insurance is filed by providing a SR22 certificate to DMV. To obtain a SR22 certificate, contact an insurance company licensed to do business in Wisconsin.
Most insurance companies that file SR22 certificates will electronically file or mail the information to DMV. The electronically filed information is usually entered automatically on the customer's driver record within one to two working days.
If the insurance company does not, or will not, file the SR22 certificate on your behalf, you can fax or email it to the contact below.
You must submit the actual SR22 certificate, we are unable to accept an insurance summary or other general proof of insurance.
When filing an SR22 owner only policy, insurance companies should fill out the certificate in the normal fashion except:
- Check only the "Owners Policy" box
- Write “All Owned Vehicles” in the vehicle information section
Check the status of your insurance filing
Filing insurance in lieu of sponsorship
If you are filing a SR22 certificate in lieu of sponsorship, it’s important that you tell the insurance agent you want to obtain insurance "in lieu of sponsorship" so that the agent understands the filing is not required due to a revocation or suspension of your operating privilege.
License surrender in lieu of filing
If, at any time during the three-year filing period, you wish to stop carrying SR22 proof of insurance and discontinue driving in Wisconsin, you can avoid paying the additional fees by surrendering your driver license to the DMV before canceling the insurance while the SR22 policy is still in effect.