Eligiblity and reinstate driving privileges

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A Wisconsin driving privilege may be withdrawn because of a suspension, revocation, cancellation, disqualification or denial. This online application may be used to check the requirements to reinstate and to reinstate your Wisconsin driving privileges if you are eligible.

Check eligibility and/or reinstate online​​​

Note:

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The online system will inform you if you must visit a DMV Customer Service Center to complete the reinstatement process.

To use this online eligibility/reinstatement system, enter:

  • Whether or not you are currently a Wisconsin resident, a U.S. citizen and
    Your Wisconsin driver license number or Wisconsin identification card number, the last four digits of your Social Security number, and date of birth;
    or
  • Your name, Social Security Number, date of birth and gender

To complete reinstatement online:

  • You will need a valid credit or debit card to pay the required reinstatement fee and convenience fee.
  • Once the online transaction is completed you cannot cancel the transaction or receive a refund.
  • If your driver license is renewed or reissued during this process, you will be issued a driving receipt.  Print this receipt. It will serve as your driver license until you receive the card in the mail.

Notes:

  • If the Social Security Number is not entered, you will only be able to check your eligibility and may not complete your reinstatement online.
  • This online system is for driving privileges. To obtain ID card reinstatement requirements, submit your information using the email link below.
  • This service may not be available on Sundays from 6–9 a.m. due to regular system maintenance.

You may be required to reinstate your driving privilege in Wisconsin in order to clear your invalid status to apply for licensing in another state. Your eligibility requirements may change if you choose to move back to Wisconsin.

If the results show you are not eligible to reinstate online, follow the instructions below to complete it by mail or in person.

To reinstate by mail, you must:

  • Be eligible to reinstate your Wisconsin driving privilege
  • Have an unexpired Wisconsin driver license in your possession or have an out-of-state license

Include your:  

  • Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Wisconsin driver license number
  • Social Security number
  • Current address
  • Reinstatement fee (check or money order) payable to Registration Fee Trust

Mail required​ information and payment to:

Wisconsin Department of Transportation
DMV Communication Center
P.O. Box 7983
Madison, WI 53707-7983

At a DMV customer service center:
Use the Driver License Guide to fill in the driver license application online and make an appointment.

Visit a full-service DMV customer service center and, as a walk-in customer without an appointment, you will:

DMV customer service centers accept cash, checks, most debit cards and the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Please plan to arrive at least 90 minutes before the center is scheduled to close.

​Next ​steps:

After you've checked your eligibility, completed the requirements, the suspension or revocation period is over, and you've paid your fees, you can confirm that your Wisconsin driving privilege is valid by:

Email Wisconsin DMV email service​
Phone (608) 264-7447​
Fax (608) 267-3812