Plate to transfer restrictions

License plate eligibility for online plate to transfer

The following plates may be transferred online​:

Standard design plates

  • Autocycle
  • Automobile
  • Motorcycle
  • Truck (up to 8,000 lbs. gross weight or 12,000 lbs. farm truck plates)
  • Celebrate Children
  • Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Choose Life Wisconsin
  • Civilian Group (Emergency Medical Services, Firefighter or Rescue Squad member)
  • Cure Childhood Cancer
  • Disabled
  • Disabled motorcycle
  • Disabled Veteran
  • Donate Life Wisconsin
  • Ducks Unlimited
  • Endangered Resources
  • Freemason
  • Gold Star
  • Golf Wisconsin
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Harley Davidson – Share the Road
  • In God We Trust
  • Lao Veteran
  • Law Enforcement Memorial
  • Lions Foundation
  • Marquette University
  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Medal of Honor
  • Military
  • Milwaukee Brewers
  • Milwaukee Bucks
  • Musky Club Alliance of Wisconsin
  • Nurses Change Lives
  • Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
  • Scouting Alumni
  • Trout Unlimited
  • University
  • Whitetails Unlimited
  • U.S. Veteran motorcycle
  • Wisconsin 4H Foundation
  • Wisconsin National Guard
  • Wisconsin Salutes Veterans
  • Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation

Other conditions may prevent you from using the online service. When this occurs, a message will display with instructions.

If you have a plate type that cannot be transferred with this online service, complete form MV1 Wisconsin Title and License Plate Application. You can mail the form with any required fee or visit a DMV service center offering title and registration services for immediate processing for an additional $5 counter service fee.

  • DMV customer service centers accept cash, checks, debit cards, and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover only). Debit cards will be processed as credit.​
  • There is a convenience fee for using a credit or debit card.

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