Renew Registration in Wisconsin

Need to renew your Wisconsin car registration? We've collected helpful information that will save you some time, and we offer links to resources that will 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 BMV 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 vehicle registration, 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.

Renewing Your Wisconsin Vehicle Registration

Renewing your tag is an easy process in Wisconsin, as you are given option of renewing in person, online or via mail.

Wisconsin allows some drivers to renew their registration online, provided that they meet the certain state requirements. In order to register online, make sure you are ready to provide a credit card number to pay the required fees, plus a $1 service fee, emissions inspection performed (if applicable), and a registration renewal number, recorded on the renewal notice.

To renew your Wisconsin vehicle registration in person, find your local DMV office in the state of Wisconsin. You will also be required to present payment for the required fees, your renewal notice or current Wisconsin car registration and an emissions inspection certificate (if applicable).

You are only eligible to renew your tag by mail if you’re out of state or can’t make it into an office. To renew by mail, complete the instructions given on your renewal notice, then mail a check for the required fees, and proof of an emissions inspection, if needed, to the address listed on the renewal notice.