Division of Motor Vehicles Announces Online Driver License Renewals & Road Test Waivers for Certain Drivers

Renew Regular or Probationary Driver ​License – NEW: Begins May 11

  • You may be eligible to renew your driver license online and receive your new license in the mail. 


  • You are a US Citizen
  • You are 64 years of age or younger
  • Your probationary or regular license is unexpired or has been expired for less than one year​
  • You hold a Class D or Class DM license only

You will not be able to use this online process to renew your regular or probationary license if:

  • You would like to apply for an original (first time) REAL ID-compliant driver license. First time REAL ID applicants must visit a DMV Customer Service Center.
  • Your driver license has been expired for more than one year.
  • Your driver license is suspended, revoked or canceled in Wisconsin or any other state.
  • You hold a Commercial Driver License​
  • Your Federal Medical Card (Fed Med) is expired or your commercial driver license (CDL) is surrendered for not providing a current Fed Med card.
  • You need a duplicate commercial learner permit (CLP) or motorcycle instruction permit.
  • You wish to change an eyeglass or contact lens restriction.
  • You have applied for four driver license duplicates online within the last year.
  • The Social Security Number on record does not verify with​Social Security Online Verification (SSOLV).
  • You have had a legal name change since your driver license was last issued.
  • You are not a U.S. citizen (non U.S. citizens must visit a DMV customer service center to apply).
  • Your photo is not on file at Wisconsin DMV or your photo on file does not meet current DMV photo standards.
  • You wish to update or disclose an invisible disability.

  • All driver licenses that expired on or after March 12 are extended until July 25, 2020.
  • NEW: Drivers under the age of 18 who have completed a driver education course, behind the wheel training, and 30 hours of supervised driving may qualify for a road test waiver beginning May 11, 2020.
  • Road test appointments can be made online beginning, Friday, May 8. Testing, by appointment only, begins May 26, 2020.
  • DMV Customer Service Centers will have expanded hours May 11 to 22, 2020, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Knowledge tests will be given and Instruction Permits will be issued.

DMV in-person services are now limited to the following by appointment only (no in-person vehicle services):

  • Commercial Driver Licenses (CDLs)
  • Voters needing identification and using the Voter ID Petition Process – View ID card petition process
  • New Wisconsin residents who need a driver license or ID to vote

To make an appointment, call (608) 264-7447. Due to high call volumes, callers may expect longer waiting periods.

Vehicle related services can be done online​​​​​​​​​​.​

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