Processing time for DMV products

As of June 1, 2020, we are working on applications we received on:

Your check is cashed immediately after we receive your application and we place it into the queue for processing.  All applications are processed in the order in which they are received. Applications that are missing proper signatures, information or required documentation will take longer to process.

DMV online services available:

  • License plate search - find out when your plate expires; get the RRN number to renew your plates online; check to see if an emissions test is required for the vehicle; find out if your plate is suspended or valid.
  • eMV Public - fastest, most convenient way to title and register (receive or transfer plates) for your new vehicle in Wisconsin.
  • Where's my title? - know if your title has been processed recently and when to expect it in the mail.

Additional information: 

  1. ​As of July 30, 2012, state law requires the Department to deliver all titles to the lien holder (lender). Check Lien search​ to see if there is a lien on your vehicle. If the title was sent to the lien holder, the vehicle owner will receive a Confirmation of Ownership document that provides the same information as a title, but cannot be used to transfer ownership or record another lien.
  2. ​Please allow 10 days from the processing date to receive your license plates, stickers and certificate of registration. Please allow an additional four weeks from the issuance of the certificate of registration for manufacturing and mailing of personalized and some special plates.

Email Wisconsin DMV email service