Driver licensing fees

​​DMV customer service centers accept cash, checks, debit cards and the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Debit cards will be processed as credit. For online transactions, we accept most credit and debit cards. Additional convenience fee required when using a credit or debit card. Please make checks payable to "Registration Fee Trust."

Fees collected support the Department of Transportation budget.

Regular driver license (DL):Fees
Instruction permit (Class D) (18 months)​
$35
Instruction permit renewal (18 months)$35
Original probationary (Class D)
(expires 2 years from next birthday)
$28
Original regular (Class D)
(8 year)
$34
Renewal (8 year)$34
Duplicate
$14
Occupational$50
Occupational (court ordered)$40
Skills exam (Class D) – charged for every appointment not cance​led 24 hours in advance$15
Renewal late fee: Drivers who fail to renew their driver license by their birthday will pay a late fee in addition to the usual driver license fee.$5

 

Motorcycle license endorsement:
Instruction permit (6 months)$32
Instructional permit renewal (6 months)​
$32
Original (Class M)
(prorated on expiration of current license)
$22
Renewal (8 year)$18
Skills exam (Class M)$15

 

Commercial driver license (CDL):
Commercial Learner Permit (CLP) (Class A, B, C)
(180 days)
$30
Original (Class A, B, C)
(prorated for time remaining on existing Wisconsin driver license)
$74
Renewal (Class A, B, C) (8 year) (includes Class D)$74
School bus endorsement (when renewing CDL with an existing S or transferring a CDL from another state with an existing S)$5 (plus CDL fee)
School bus endorsement (when adding S for the first time)$10
Duplicate$14
Hazardous Material Endorsement (HME) - payable to DMV and non-refundable.

Note: You will also be required to pay $23.75 for fingerprinting - payable to Fieldprint and non-refundable. Visit www.fieldprintwisconsin.com
$44

$34 (if in conjunction with a CDL renewal)
Class upgrades$15 (one or more classes)
Endorsement upgrades$5 (each) plus a $10 issuance fee
Lifting restriction - "No CMV operation in interstate commerce"$14
Lifting restrictions - "No CMV operation with air brakes"$14 (plus skills exam fee paid to 3rd party examiner)
Knowledge test$0

 

​Identification cards (ID): 
Original (8 year) (if criteria are met)$28
Renewal (8 year)$28
Duplicate$16
For purposes of votingfree

 

Driver record abstracts:
Driver record a​bstract$7 per record
Certified driver records$12 per record
Public Abstract Request ​System (PARS)$5 per record search
Auto​mated own re​cord request$5

 

Other fees:
Reinstatement fee $60
Driver license reinstatement for OWI-related revocations or suspensions$200 (effective for violations on or after July 1, 2010)
ID card reinstatement from cancellation$28
Vehicle registration reinstatement for accident suspensions$50
​Recer​tification of insurance​$3
Crash report$6

For more information:

​​​​Questions?
EmailWisconsin DMV email service​​​