Online driver license renewal/replacement


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.

  • Regular license
    • See if you are qualified View FAQ to renew your driver license online and receive your new license in the mail.
    • If your regular license is expiring, you may use this online application to renew.
    • You can apply up to one year prior to the regular license expiring.
    • The license cannot be expired over a year.
  • Probationary license
  • If your Probationary license is expiring, you may use this online application to switch to a regular license.
  • You can apply up to 90 days prior to the Probationary license expiring.
  • The license cannot be expired over a year.

Requirements:

  • You are a US Citizen
  • You are 64 years of age or younger
  • 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 make changes, such as
    • change an eyeglass or contact lens restriction
    • update a personal identifier (e.g. weight or hair color)
    • a legal name change occurred since your driver license was last issued
    • update or disclose an invisible disability
    • update your photo, your photo is not on file, or does not meet current DMV photo standards
  • You would like to apply for an original (first time) REAL ID-compliant driver license
  • You hold a Commercial Driver License (CDL)
  • Your Federal Medical Card (Fed Med) is expired or any class or endorsement of the commercial driver license (CDL) is voluntarily surrendered
  • Your driver license has been expired for more than one year
  • You are not a U.S. citizen and/or do not have a verifiable Social Security number on record with DMV
  • You are not eligible for driver licensing in any other state(s). For example, if your license is suspended, revoked, or disqualified in another state, you can't use this online process.

If any of these restrictions above apply to you, you will need to renew your driver license in-person at a DMV Customer Service Center.

Please bring with you:

  • Your current driver license card
  • Know your Social Security number
  • Your MV3001 Wisconsin Driver License application (will also be available at the service center)

You may use this online system to apply for a duplicate license.

Requirements:

  • US Citizen
  • Customer must have a valid product not expiring within 30 days
  • You must not have a suspended, revoked, or disqualified license in any other state to use this online application.

Start Now

If you read the above requirements and qualify, you can start now. The information that follows will help you successfully complete this online option.

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.

Payment information:

  • Credit/debit card/PayPal (convenience/service fee applies)
    OR
  • Checking/savings account numbers and avoid the convenience/service fee

Quick reminders:

  • Change of address. This application will allow you to update your Wisconsin residence and/or mailing address.
  • 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.
  • REAL ID. To get a REAL ID-compliant license, you must visit a DMV and present all the required documents.

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 Center at (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 Center at (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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