How To Replace Your Wisconsin Drivers License

If your Wisconsin drivers license has been lost, stolen or destroyed, you'll need to get it replaced immediately. We offer links to resources that will save you time and get you going in the right direction. Select from the options below to get started.

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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.

Replacing Your Wisconsin Drivers License

In Wisconsin, you can replace your drivers license online or in person at a local DMV office.



In order to replace your license online, you will need to provide the following:

  • Wisconsin drivers license number
  • Last four digits of your Social Security Number
  • Date of birth 
  • Zip code
  • A valid Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit or debit card; Your credit or debit card will be charged a $0.50 handling fee for this service in addition to the required duplicate product fee of $14

In Person
You may need to show documents that are outlined below at the DMV office.

Proofs of Identity
You need to prove your identity before you renew. You may need:

  • Social security card
  • Proof of residence
  • Proof of identity

Use this list to find out all the documents you may need.

Out of State

Download this list from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and fill it out:

Mail it, along with a check or money order for $14, to:

Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Division of Motor Vehicles
Qualifications and Issuance Section
P.O. Box 7995
Madison, WI 53707-7995

What is an Adult Drivers License?

In some states, the layout of your drivers license may change when you reach a certain age. It is possible for your license to switch from a vertical design to a horizontal card once you turn 21. You may want to seek out a duplicate or replacement adult drivers license when you reach the age of 21.

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