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What to do if your application for an occupational license is denied

If you are denied an occupational license because you have three OWI type offenses within five years or 24 or more demerit points within one year and all required waiting periods are over, you can petition the circuit court in your county of residence for an occupational license. The petition should include a copy of your driver record, your denial letter from the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), your occupational application and a fee.

Request your own driving record.

If the court grants your request for an occupational license, take the court order to a DMV service center. If you meet all other eligibility requirements, your occupational license will be issued.

If you are denied an occupational license because you have two or more revocation/suspension cases from separate incidents within a one year period, you can petition the circuit court in the your county of residence for an occupational license. However, even if the court grants your request for an occupational license, DMV will again deny issuance of an occupational license because the law prohibits issuing an occupational license to a person with two revocation/suspension cases from separate incidents, within a one year period.

Questions? Contact us: Wisconsin DMV email service
Call: (608) 266-2261

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Last modified: August 30, 2011
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