School bus 72-hour permit

Issued to a private school bus contractor for display in a school bus used in charter work in Wisconsin on an emergency or short term basis as set forth in s.341.26(7).

The permit is a 3-part form issued in numerical sequence. Part 1 is carried in the school bus as proof of registration, Part 2 is retained as a copy for the carrier and Part 3 is returned to DOT immediately upon certification.

This permit is valid for 72 hours from the time and date of certification. A proper insurance must be on file with the Department of Transportation before a 72-hour permit will be issued.

How to apply

  • Complete in full and sign the 72-Hour Charter School Bus Trip Permit Application MV2449
  • ​​​Include $10 permit fee
  • Send to:
Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 7949
Madison, WI 53707-7949

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