Replace your title, plates or stickers

​If your title, plates or renewal stickers are lost, stolen or need replacement, select one of these options to conveniently replace them online for fastest service, by mail or in person:

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Before you get started:

  • If your title is held by a lien holder (lender), check title to lien holder for more information
  • You must be the owner of the vehicle to apply for a replacement title
  • Wisconsin Dealers are prohibited from using this system. Unauthorized use can lead to suspension of your license

Apply online

Have these ready:

  • Your Wisconsin Driver License or ID card number
  • The last four digits of your Social Security number
  • Your date of birth

  • OR

  • Your full name
  • Your complete Social Security number
  • Your date of birth

  • AND

  • A valid email address
  • The vehicle identification number (VIN) for the vehicle found on your certificate of registration or on the vehicle
  • Payment Information
    • Credit/debit card (convenience fee applies) or
    • Checking/savings account and avoid the convenience fee
You should receive a replacement title in the mail within 7-10 business days after completing the online application.

Click "Start Now" button below to get started.

Start Now

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Once the online transaction is completed, you cannot cancel it or receive a refund. Verify that you have entered the information correctly before completing payment information.

This service may not be available on Sundays from 6 a.m.–9 a.m. due to regular system maintenance.

Apply by ​mail

Note: Processing times will be longer for mailed-in applications. Use the online option to receive your replacement title faster.

Have these ready:

  • A printer with 8.5 by 11-inch paper to print off the required documents
  • Print a Replacement Title Application (MV2119). This form must be signed by the current owner on record.
  • Payment information
    • Check or Money Order (do not send cash) for $20 made payable to: Registration Fee Trust

Mail to:

WI Dept. of Transportation
P.O. Box 7949
Madison, WI 53707-7949
 


(Ver video en español)

Apply in person

Have these ready:

  • Driver license/identification card as proof of identity
    • If proof of identify is not provided, DMV will mail the title to the vehicle owner or lien holder
    • If someone else is picking up your replacement title, a Permission to Pick Up Title Form (MV2932​) is required with proof of identity
  • Payment information
    • $20 for your replacement title
    • There is a $5 counter service fee for in-person service

​For faster service:

  • Print and complete the Replacement Title Application (MV2119)

Find your closestDMV Service Center

Before you get started:

  • Personalized and some special license plates are not available for replacement using this online service.
  • Review the restrictions page to check whether this online service will work for your license plate(s).
  • Your license plates must be replaced if one or both plates have been lost, stolen, damaged or are illegible
  • You must be the owner or lessee of the vehicle to apply for a replacement license plate
  • A new license plate number, certificate of registration and stickers will be issued to you
  • Destroy the old plate(s) when you receive your new license plates

Apply online

Have these ready:

  • Your Wisconsin Driver License or ID card number
  • The last four digits of your Social Security number
  • Your date of birth

  • OR

  • Your full name
  • Your complete Social Security number
  • Your date of birth

  • AND

  • A printer with 8.5 by 11-inch paper to print a certificate of registration and temporary license plate, when applicable
  • ​A valid email address
  • The vehicle identification number (VIN) for the vehicle found on your certificate of registration or on the vehicle
  • Payment Information
    • Credit/debit card (convenience fee applies) or
    • Checking/savings account and avoid the convenience fee

You should receive a replacement plates in the mail within 4 weeks after completing the online application.

Click "Start Now" below to get started.

Start Now

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Once the online transaction is completed, you cannot cancel it or receive a refund. Verify that you have entered the information correctly before completing payment information.

This service may not be available on Sundays from 6 a.m.–9 a.m. due to regular system maintenance.

Apply by mail

Note: Processing times will be longer for mailed-in applications. Use the online option to receive your license plate faster.

If your plate does not qualify to be replaced online, have these ready:

  • A printer with 8.5 by 11-inch paper to print off the required documents
  • Complete and sign Replacement License Plate (MV2118)
  • Payment information
    • Check or Money Order (do not send cash) made payable to: Registration Fee Trust

Mail to:

WI Dept. of Transportation
P.O. Box 7949
Madison, WI 53707-7949
 


(Ver video en español)

Apply in person

Have these ready:

  • Driver license/identification card as proof of identity
  • Payment for your replacement license plates
  • In addition, there is a $5 counter service fee​
  • Payment options

For faster service:

  • Print and complete the Replacement License Plate Application (MV2118)

Find your closest ​DMV Service Center


Apply online

Before you get started:

  • You must be the owner, lessee or driver of the vehicle to apply for a duplicate certificate of registration
  • Businesses cannot use this online service and must apply by mail or in person (see instructions below)
  • If your registration/plates are expired:
    • Apply for a replacement Certificate of Registration online (below)
      OR
    • Renew license plates online and updated stickers and Certificate of Registration will be mailed to you

Have these ready:

  • A Wisconsin Driver License or Identification card number
  • The last four digits of your Social Security number
  • Your date of birth
    OR
  • Your full name
  • Your complete Social Security number
  • Your date of birth
    AND
  • A printer if needing a Certificate of Registration only (no stickers); it will be emailed to you to print
  • A valid email address
  • The vehicle identification number (VIN) for the vehicle which can be found on the vehicle
  • Payment Information
    • Credit/debit card (convenience fee applies) or
    • Checking/savings account and avoid the convenience fee

Click the "Start Now" button below to get started

Start Now

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Once the online transaction is completed, you cannot cancel or receive a refund for a Certificate of Registration. Verify that you have entered the information correctly before completing.

This service may not be available on Sundays from 6 a.m.–9 a.m. due to regular system maintenance.

Apply by mail

Note: Processing times will be longer for mailed-in applications. Use the online option to receive your replacement title faster.

Complete and sign Duplicate Certificate of Registration (MV2026)

Include a check or money order (do not send cash) for $2 made payable to: Registration Fee Trust

Mail to:

WI Dept. of Transportation
PO Box 7911
Madison, WI 53707-7911

​Apply in person

Have these ready:

  • Driver license/identification card as proof of identity
  • Payment of $2 for your duplicate Certificate of Registration
  • Payment information
    • ​There is a $5 counter service fee
    • Cash, check/money order, credit/debit (convenience fee applies)

For faster service​​​:

  • Print and complete the Duplicate Certificate of Registration Application (MV2026​)

Find your closest DMV Service Center

​​​​​​Questions?
Envelope​​​ ​Email Wisconsin DMV email service​


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