Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Alert: The following services will be unavailable on Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 12 a.m. (midnight) to 6 a.m. CST due to system maintenance.

Tips for DMV service center customers

Locations and best time to visit

DMV customer service centers accept cash, checks, debit cards and the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Debit cards will be processed as credit. For online transactions, we accept most credit and debit cards and ACH (Automated Clearing House) from your checking or savings account.

Save time with online services

Renew with your Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card. Use the online license plate renewal. Your credit or debit card will be charged an additional $1.25 service charge.

Save with mail

  • Save $3 by mailing in your license plate renewal, or $5 by mailing in your title application.

DMV partners offer additional locations

  • Automobile and light truck plates can be renewed at a vehicle emission inspection station, whether or not an emission test is required for your vehicle. The lines are shorter, and they have Saturday and evening hours.
  • There are several third party agencies and businesses around the state who can provide title, registration and/or registration renewal services for walk-in customers.

Come prepared

  • If you come in for driver licensing services, you will need proof of your identity and your social security number.
  • You may also need proof of:
  • Knowledge tests (written) for Class D (regular license) and Class M (motorcycle license) take about 45 minutes to complete. Commercial driver license (CDL) knowledge tests take at least 1 to 1 hours. Please allow enough time to complete tests prior to when the service center is scheduled to close.

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Contact: Bureau of Field Services, bfs.dmv@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: November 17, 2014

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