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.
An SR22 insurance certificate must contain the following information:
- Insured’s name
- Policy number
- Policy and certification effective dates
- At least one of the following must be marked or indicated:
- Owner’s policy and operator’s policy boxes marked
- “All owned and non-owned (vehicles)” is indicated
- “All owned and non-owned automobiles” is not acceptable
- Wisconsin must be listed as the state
- Name of the insurance company.
- The date and signature of an authorized representative
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.