How To Reinstate a Suspended Wisconsin License

Do you need to reinstate your suspended Wisconsin drivers license? The reinstatement process doesn't have to be complicated, but make sure you do it in a timely manner.

Driving with a suspended Wisconsin drivers license is a serious offense with serious consequences. A suspended license can even result in jail time if not reinstated. We've collected helpful information to assist you with everything you need to reinstate your Wisconsin license. Select from the options below to get started.

1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Online application assistance services in Wisconsin can facilitate the processes involved in many DMV related services by providing invaluable information and step-by-step instruction on how best to proceed. Whether you are looking to renew, replace or get a new WI driver’s license or ID card, online application assistance services can help with these and many more. Other benefits include one-click access to an entire inventory of official Wisconsin forms and publications, as well as other useful Wisconsin resources.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DMV.

3: Via a DMV office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DMV office. Varying DMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DMV allows you to make a personal appointment.




Offenses resulting in revocation or suspension

Drivers who have been convicted of certain driving violations or other offenses may have their driving privileges suspended or revoked. Suspension means having your driving privileges revoked for a set period of time, while revocation means having your license terminated indefinitely. If your license is revoked, you may apply for a new license after your revocation period ends.

A full list of suspensions and their requirements is available at: http://www.dot.wi.gov/drivers/drivers/revoke/index.htm.

Reinstating Your License

After your suspension or revocation period expires and you have fulfilled your reinstatement requirements and paid any court-imposed fines, you may apply for reinstatement. Reinstatement requirements vary depending on your individual circumstances. You may obtain your specific requirements by visiting: http://www.dot.wi.gov/drivers/drivers/revoke/index.htm.