Online license plate renewal

If you are renewing before you received your license plate renewal notice, you may see an additional charge if your plates are 10 years or older. This is part of the DMV reissuance process. This fee will be added to the cost of your renewal.

Have these ready:

  • Plate number or RRN number found on the renewal notice or eNotify email (see picture below)
    • If you recently transferred the license plates to a vehicle different from the one described on your renewal notice, the RRN may have changed. Check the license plate search for the current RRN.
    • If the RRN is not on the renewal notice or license plate lookup result, your plate does not qualify for online renewal.

      Where to find RRN on renewal notice:

      Where to find RRN in eNotify email:

  • A valid email address
  • Payment Information
    • Credit/debit card (convenience/service fee applies)
    • PayPal (convenience/service fee applies)
    • Checking/savings account and avoid the convenience fee
    • A $10 late fee may also be added if you renew after the license plate registration expiration date. The expiration date is listed on your notification.

Note: If you need to update your address or where your vehicle is kept, you will also need:

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

After you renew online, your plate’s new expiration date will immediately be updated. You can confirm the new expiration date through our License Plate Search.

Upon completion, you will receive an email confirmation as p​roof of current license plate/registration. We will mail a new Certificate of Registration and license plate sticker within 7-10 business days.

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

Note: There are some heavy vehicle plate/registration types that cannot use this online renewal service. See Renew Registration for heavy (over 55,000 lbs.) vehicles

Go paperless

If you are eligible to renew your license plates online, you may also be eligible to receive renewal notices by email instead of receiving paper notices. See eNotify for more information.

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