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.

Check driving reinstatement eligibility and reinstate online

Online services will be unavailable due to maintenance Sunday, November 23, from midnight to 6 a.m. We apologize for the inconvenience.

If your Wisconsin driving privilege is withdrawn because of a revocation, suspension, disqualification, cancellation, or denial, this online system may be used to check the requirements to reinstate and to reinstate your driving privileges once you are eligible. You may use this site if you are a Wisconsin resident or a resident of another state. It will not check your eligibility or reinstate your privileges in a state other than Wisconsin.

Requirements

Reinstatement requirements will be determined by the information available on your driving record at the time of your request. If it can be determined, the system will also show you the date you can become eligible for reinstatement. Requirements shown with an arrow Image of a right arrow in front of them can be cleared up by some action on your part, possibly making you eligible for reinstatement immediately. Pending violations or convictions not yet reported by the court may affect your eligibility for reinstatement. If you suspect a new violation may appear you will want to check back for more up-to-date information.

Eligibility

This system will check your eligibility for reinstatement of your non-commercial (cars, light truck, mopeds and/or cycles) and commercial (CDL) driver license privileges. You will be informed if you can reinstate online or if you must visit a DMV customer service center to complete the reinstatement process.

If you are eligible for online reinstatement, you will be required to pay the reinstatement fee via a credit or debit card. You must have a valid Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover card. Your credit or debit card will be charged a $1.00 handling fee for this service in addition to the required reinstatement and/or product fee. In certain situations, you may automatically be issued a new driver license card or you may be asked if you wish to have a replacement card issued to you. If your license is expired you will not be able to renew your license online; however, you may still reinstate your driving privilege in order to clear your invalid status to apply for licensing in another state.

Note: Once the online transaction is completed you cannot cancel the transaction nor receive a refund.

To use this online system, you will need to enter the following:

  • Whether or not you are currently a Wisconsin resident, a U.S. citizen AND
  • Your Wisconsin driver license number or Wisconsin identification card number, the last four digits of your Social Security number, and date of birth; OR
  • Your name, Social Security number, date of birth and gender.
  • Note: If the Social Security number is not entered, you will not receive an option to complete your reinstatement online, only to check your eligibility for reinstatement.

You may be asked questions that will help us provide the most complete list of reinstatement requirements you must meet.

Driving receipt

During the reinstatement process if you request your driver license be reissued or you are automatically reissued a new card, a driver license receipt, including your photo, will be available to you at the time of the transaction. Adobe Reader 6.0 or higher is required to view and print driver license receipts. For information about getting a free copy of Adobe Reader, visit the WisDOT software information page.

Out of state residents

The reinstatement requirements you receive through this system pertain only to your privileges as an out of state resident. Your eligibility requirements may change if you choose to move back to the state of Wisconsin. You may still reinstate your driving privilege in order to clear your invalid status to apply for licensing in another state.

Note: This system cannot be used to check reinstatement requirements for identification cards. To obtain ID card reinstatement requirements, submit your information to the department using the email link below.

Questions? Contact us: Wisconsin DMV email service

Last modified: April 10, 2013
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