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.

Request incidents that prevent you from obtaining a DMV product

Find out if you have any restrictions (incidents) against your record that may prevent you from obtaining a vehicle title or registration product. There is no fee for this service. Please note that certain incidents affecting your vehicle title/registration may also affect your driving privilege. Use the Driver license status check and/or Reinstatement eligibility to ensure that your driving privilege is valid.

What are incidents?

  • Administrative suspension for a checks returned for insufficient payment.
  • BR (Bureau of Registration Suspension/Cancellation) for not returning a product that needs correction.
  • IFTA/IRP suspension of apportioned vehicle registration.
  • Emissions suspension for not completing and passing the emissions test requirement or for having emissions equipment that has been identified as being tampered.
  • OWI transfer title stop ordered by a court or restriction for an Ignition Interlock Device. See Drunk driving law changes.
  • Safety responsibility suspension or damage judgment suspension for not having proof of insurance in a crash (additional fees required by DMV to reinstate driver license or vehicle registration).
  • Unpaid parking tickets, judgments, and towing and storage fees.

To use this online system, you must enter the following:

  • Your Wisconsin driver license number or Wisconsin identification card number, if available
  • The last four digits of your social security number, and
  • Your date of birth

If you do not know your driver license or identification card number, you will need to enter:

  • Your proper name including first, last and middle initial
  • Complete social security number, and
  • Your date of birth

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Questions? Contact us: Wisconsin DMV email service

Last modified: May 6, 2014

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