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 and ACH (Automated Clearing House) from your checking or savings account. (Please make checks payable to "Registration Fee Trust."​) Additional convenience fee required when using a credit or debit card.

Fees collected support the Department of Transportation budget.

Regular driver license (DL):Fees
Instruction permit (Class D) (18 months)
Instruction permit renewal (12 month)$35
Original probationary (Class D)
(expires 2 years from next birthday)
Original regular (Class D)
(8 year)
Renewal (8 year)
(see renewal note below)
Occupational (court ordered)$40
Skills exam (Class D) – charged for every appointment not cance​led 24 hours in advance
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
Original (Class M)
(prorated on expiration of current license)
Renewal (8 year)$18
Skills exam (Class M)$15


Commercial driver license (CDL):
Commercial Learner Permit (CLP) (Class A, B, C)
(180 days)
Original (Class A, B, C)
(prorated for time remaining on existing Wisconsin driver license)
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
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 

$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
For purposes of voting free


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


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:

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