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
    • The fees vary based on plate type; the online application will calculate it for you
    • 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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