Frequently Asked Questions

Can I have different addresses on my driver license and my vehicle registration?
Wisconsin residentsaddress changing should update their driving records by submitting an address change request to the Wisconsin DMV. To do so, residents can either fill out the Wisconsin Residence Address Change Forms.

However, once a DMV record has been changed and the drivers license has been updated with the address changing, a corrected car registration is not required. Residents can still apply for a corrected car registration with the address changing byvisitinga local WI DMV office and paying the $5 fee. Address change requests for registration can also be made for no charge by mail.

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How do I change my address on my car insurance?
Wisconsin drivers have many different car insurance companies to choose from when meeting the minimum car insurance standards for the state. Once a Wisconsin resident has moved to a new address, they should update their insurance card to make sure their card and records reflect the address changing. To submit a change of address request to insurance companies, check the contact information on the car insurance documentation.

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How do I change my address on my car registration?
Wisconsin residents who would like to make an address change request for their car registration must first notify the Wisconsin DMV of their legal address change. To do so, residents can make an address change request online through the Wisconsin Residence Address Change Forms.

After an official address change has been made, residents can then submit an address change request for their car license plate and registration through Wisconsin s Online License Plate Renewal service. Residents can also request a corrected registration by mailing an official address change request to:

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

P.O. Box 3279

Milwaukee, WI 53201-3279

Residents will receive their license plate sticker and registration with the official address change within 10 business days.

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How do I change my address on my commercial drivers license?
Wisconsin residents in possession of a Commercial Drivers License who have moved to a new residence must notify the Wisconsin DMV of their address changing within 10 days of moving. Residents can make this address change request either by filling out the Wisconsin Residence Address Change Forms.

After an official address change request has been made, commercial drivers license holders must then visit a local WI DMV office to show officials their Social Security card and pay the $14 replacement commercial drivers license fee (fees may vary).

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How do I change my address on my drivers license?
Wisconsin residents who have moved from one Wisconsin address to another must submit an address change request with the DMV. Residents can make an official address change through the Wisconsin Residence Address Change Forms.

Once the address change has been recorded with the Wisconsin DMV, residents can use the Online Duplicate License Request form to ask for a corrected drivers license with their official address change listed. Otherwise, residents can visit a local WI DMV office.

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How do I change my address on my ID card?
Wisconsin residents who have moved to a new address must submit an address change request with the Wisconsin DMV. Address change requests can be made online with the Wisconsin Residence Address Change Forms.

After the official address change has been made, residents can then order a corrected ID card with the official address change either through the Online Duplicate ID Card form or by visitinga local WI DMV office.

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How do I change my name on my car insurance?
Wisconsin drivers who have submitted a name change request should also submit name change forms to insurance companies they have a plan with. In Wisconsin, there are voluntary insurance plans and the high-risk driver coverage known as the Wisconsin Automobile Insurance Plan (WAIP). Residents can request a name change with their insurance company by calling the customer service number on the back of their insurance card.
How do I change my name on my car registration?
Residents of Wisconsin who have a legal name change can request a corrected car registration with the Wisconsin DMV. The fee for a registration name change is $5 when the car owner submits the name change request at a local WI DMV office. Drivers who submit the request through the mail are not charged a fee.
How do I change my name on my driver’s license?
Wisconsin drivers who request a name change must update the Wisconsin DMV of the legal name change. In the event of a legal name change, visit a local WI DMV office to fill out a replacement drivers license application. Drivers must surrender the Wisconsin drivers license with their former name. Duplicate drivers licenses are subject to a fee of $14 (fees may vary).
How do I change my name on my ID card?
Wisconsin residents who possess a Wisconsin ID card and have submitted a name change request must notify the Wisconsin DMV of the official name change. Wisconsin residents with a legal name change should visit a local WI DMV office to fill out a duplicate ID card application. Residents must surrender the ID card with their former name. Residents can purchase duplicate ID cards for a fee of $16 (fees may vary).
How do I contact the Social Security Administration for my name change?
Wisconsin residents who would like to submit a name change request for their Social Security card must first fill out an Application for a Social Security Card. From there, you must compile a few documents to support the name change request, including:

  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of citizenship (if citizenship not already established)
  • Proof of legal name change

Residents can choose to either take in person or mail the application and supporting documents to a local SSA office.

How much does it cost to change my name on my car registration?
Residents of Wisconsin who have a legal name change can request a corrected car registration with the Wisconsin DMV. The fee for a registration name change is $5 when the car owner submits the name change request at a local WI DMV office. Drivers who submit the request through the mail are not charged a fee.
How much does it cost to change my name on my car title?
Wisconsin residents who own a vehicle and have had a legal name change can obtain a corrected car title through the Wisconsin DMV. Wisconsin DMV charges a $5 fee for corrected title requests submitted in person at a local WI DMV office. Name change requests sent by mail are not charged a fee.
How much does it cost to change my name with the DMV?
Wisconsin residents who have submitted a name change request must notify the DMV of the legal name change. Once notified, residents should also replace their drivers license or ID card with a duplicate that carries the official name change. A duplicate drivers license can be purchased for $14, while a duplicate ID card can be purchased for $16 (fees may vary).
What documents do I need to present for proof of residency?
Wisconsin residents who are submitting an address change request with the Wisconsin DMV and are requesting a federal REAL ID or License must submit proof of residency with their application. Acceptable documents for proof of residency include (all documents must contain the driver s name and current address):

  • Paycheck stub/earning statement with employer’s name and address no older than 90 days
  • Utility bill no older than 90 days
  • Phone bill no older than 90 days
  • Bank account statementno older than 90 days
  • Government-issued correspondence from a federal, state, county or city agency
  • Deed, title, mortgage statement, rental agreement or lease agreement for Wisconsin property *
  • Current valid homeowner’s, renter’s or motor vehicle insurance policy *
  • Valid Wisconsin hunting or fishing license *
  • Department of Corrections documentation no older than 90 days *
  • Certified school record or transcript no older than 90 days *
  • College enrollment documentation or Form 2019 with current Wisconsin address *
  • Wisconsin accredited university photo ID card. * Must include the following:
    • Issue date
    • Student s photo and address
    • Expiration date no longer than two years after issue date
  • Employee photo ID card issued by current employer *
  • Homeless shelter documentation *
  • Wisconsin driver license or ID card (can be expired) with current Wisconsin residence address *
  • Parent s or guardian s Wisconsin driver license or ID. Address on record must match the child s current address on record if under 26 *

* – must be original copies.

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What documents do I need to present if I am a non-U.S. citizen changing address?
For residents of Wisconsin who are non-U.S. citizens and need to submit an address change request with the DMV must report to a local WI DMV office. Applicants for address change requests should bring the required documentation for applying to receive a duplicate drivers license or ID card, as well as one of the following documents to establish legal resident status:

  • Valid U.S. passport
  • Valid birth certificate
  • Consular report of birth abroad
  • Valid I-551, permanent resident card (non-expiring I-551 cards are acceptable)
  • U.S. Certificate of Naturalization
  • Unexpired foreign passport with a valid unexpired U.S. visa affixed, along with an approved I-94 form documenting the applicants most recent U.S. visit

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What penalties will I face if I do not change my address with the DMV?
Wisconsin residents who have made an official address change recently must make an address change request with the DMV within 10 days of moving. Residents who do not request an address changing on their drivers licenses or ID cards may be cited by law enforcement if stopped.

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When must I change my address with the DMV?
Wisconsin residents who have moved to a new Wisconsin address must notify the Wisconsin DMV of the official address change within 10 days of moving. To submit an address change request with the Wisconsin DMV, residents should fill out the Wisconsin Residence Address Change Forms.

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