DMVs are open for all driver license and ID card customers. Driver licenses can be
renewed online for most customers. All vehicle transactions must be done
online, by mail or
3rd party agents. Vehicle emission extensions have expired. As of August 1, you are required to pass an emission test before renewing your registration.
Review the qualifications in the boxes below to see if you are qualified to skip the trip to the DMV and complete these tasks online:
NEW: Renew your driver license or instruction permit online View FAQ
NEW: Waive the road test and get a probationary driver license online
- Replace a lost driver license or instruction permit
- You may be eligible to renew your driver license online and receive your new license in the mail.
- You are a US Citizen
- You are 64 years of age or younger
- Your probationary or regular license is unexpired or has been expired for less than one year
- You hold a Class D or Class DM license only
You will not be able to use this online process to renew your regular or probationary license if:
- You would like to apply for an original (first time)
REAL ID-compliant driver license. First time REAL ID applicants must visit a
DMV Customer Service Center.
- Your driver license has been expired for more than one year.
- Your driver license is suspended, revoked or canceled in Wisconsin or any other state.
- You hold a Commercial Driver License
- Your Federal Medical Card (Fed Med) is expired or your commercial driver license (CDL) is surrendered for not providing a current Fed Med card.
- You need a duplicate commercial learner permit (CLP) or motorcycle instruction permit.
- You wish to change an eyeglass or contact lens restriction.
- You have applied for four driver license duplicates online within the last year.
- The Social Security Number on record does not verify with
Social Security Online Verification (SSOLV).
- You have had a legal name change since your driver license was last issued.
- You are not a U.S. citizen (non U.S. citizens must visit a DMV customer service center to apply).
- Your photo is not on file at Wisconsin DMV or your photo on file does not meet current DMV photo standards.
- You wish to update or disclose an
Video tutorial: How to renew your driver license online
Teen drivers under the age of 18 may be eligible to have their road test waived using this online system to obtain a
- You are a U.S. Citizen
- Your Regular Instruction Permit is unexpired or has been expired for less than one year
- Customer must have held the Regular Instruction Permit for 6 months violation free
- Customer must have completed a Driver Education Course and Behind the Wheel and the records are on file with DMV
- Completed 30 hours of supervised driving
- Customer will be required to have an
adult sponsor. You will be asked to provide your adult sponsor information, including their driver license or ID card number, during this transaction.
- DMV may require a road test for drivers who used the waiver
You will not be able to waive your road test:
- If there is a failed road test on record
- Your driver license is suspended, revoked or canceled in Wisconsin or any other state
- If you are age 18 or over
- If you are moving to Wisconsin from another state
- If you have not successfully completed an approved Driver Training Education Course or Behind the Wheel
- For students who don’t qualify for the road test waiver or whose parents or guardians prefer a road test, DMV road tests resume May 26, 2020, by appointment only, and should be scheduled
- Sponsor (parent or guardian) agrees to accept responsibility and vouch for the safe driving abilities of the new student
- Sponsor will sign electronic agreement
- The sponsor’s driver license or ID card number will be entered into the online system and they will receive verification that our records indicate they approved the skills test waiver
- Sponsor may
withdraw sponsorship which cancel the probationary license.
How to apply
- Driver Training Schools will submit student records to DMV. These records will show completion status of the Driver Training Education course and Behind-the-Wheel
- Sponsor (parent or guardian) will acknowledge full responsibility and sign the online waiver
- Students who meet the requirements may click the box below
Video tutorial: How to complete a road test waiver to obtain a Probationary license
Get started online
Please read the above requirements and review everything below before using this online system.
Have the following items ready:
Your Wisconsin driver license number, the last four digits of your Social Security Number (or your full Social Security Number if you don't have your Wisconsin driver license number available), your date of birth and your zip code.
If you are under the age of 18, adult
sponsorship will be required. You will be asked to provide your adult sponsor information, including their driver license or ID card number, during this transaction.
You will be required to enter your email address within this application.
A valid credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express)
- For credit or debit card payments, your account will be charged the required duplicate or renewal product fee and
Change of address. This online application will ask you to verify your Wisconsin residence and/or mailing address and will allow you to make any needed updates.
Mandatory insurance. No person may operate a vehicle in Wisconsin unless the owner or driver of the vehicle has liability insurance in effect for the vehicle being operated and carries proof of insurance whenever driving. Failure to have insurance could result in a fine of up to $500. Proof of insurance is not required for the issuance of a duplicate driver license. See insurance requirements for additional information.
Note: Your request for a driver license or instruction permit is not complete until you receive a confirmation message at the end of the transaction. Once the online transaction is completed you cannot cancel the transaction nor receive a refund.
What happens next?
Receipt: A receipt, including your photo, will be emailed to you upon successful completion of this online transaction. This receipt is acceptable photo identification for voting and serves as your driver license until your card arrives in the mail. Adobe Reader 6.0 or higher is required to view and print driver license receipts. If you do not have a printer but wish to obtain a receipt, please contact DMV Communication Centerat (608) 264-7447.
Timing. Your driver license will be processed and mailed to you through the USPS using first class mail. If you have not received your driver license within 10 business days, please contact DMV Communication Centerat (608) 264-7447.
Note: This online service is not available from 2 a.m. - 3 a.m. each day due to system updates.
This service may not be available on Sundays from 6 a.m.–9 a.m. due to regular system maintenance.
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