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 to avoid getting a ticket or risking suspension. 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.

1: Get Started with Online Application Services

Online application assistance can simplify the process for many DMV related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to the free forms and general instructions available from the DMV offices or websites, you will receive value added products such as a comprehensive Easy Guide™ containing information relevant to your service needs. Where possible, we will prepare your DMV forms and/or provide links to DMV online services. You will also receive 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service from Road America. In addition, you will be able to take advantage of a free membership to DMV Advisors, a state-specific help desk prepared to answer any driver-related questions or concerns you may have. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail, if eligible (read below for instructions)

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 local DMV office

If you prefer to access DMV services in person or your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at a physical DMV office location. 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 local DMV allows you to make a personal appointment. Read more below to see if an in-person visit is either preferred or required.


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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