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How to Apply for a New Driver's License in Wisconsin

You can apply for a new driver's license at any service center in Wisconsin. Obtain a Wisconsin Driver's Handbook to familiarize with the driving rules and regulations.


Following are the basic requirements for applying for a Wisconsin driver's license:

  1. Applicants must be 15½ years or older.
  2. Any individual under 18 should provide parental consent and must complete the graduated driver licensing process. For additional details, see Beginner Drivers and/or Learner's Permits for Beginner Drivers.
  3. Everyone must pass the written, and driving skill tests. See Practice Tests and Driver's Handbook for more information on the written examination. Driver education programs can help individuals prepare for their road test.
  4. Applicants must provide acceptable proof of identification.
  5. Applicants must provide acceptable proof of name and date of birth.
  6. Applicants must provide proof of Wisconsin residency.
The application for obtaining a new driver's license, form MV3001, can be downloaded here.


Wisconsin residents holding a driver's license from another state may also need to pass the tests. However, like other applicants, new residents must provide proof of identification, date of birth and residency. Non-US citizens residing in Wisconsin may apply for a Wisconsin driver's license, as long as they can provide proof that they are legally authorized to be in the United States, and meet all the other requirements. Note that a Wisconsin driver's license issued to a foreign national will expire no later than the last date on which they are authorized to be in the United States by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service. For a stay under 12 consecutive months a valid driver's license from the country of their citizenship will be acceptable, provided their country is part of the UN Convention on Road Traffic.


The cost for a non-commercial (Class D) Wisconsin driver's license and allied services are as follows:
  • Regular Class D: $28
  • Probationary License: $28
  • Instruction Permit: $35
  • Driving Skills exam: $15


The validity of a Wisconsin driver's license is based on the driver's age at the time the license was issued.
  • For drivers below 21, the license is valid until their 21st birthday, after which it may be renewed.
  • For other drivers, the license is valid for three years from next birthday.


With certain restrictions, an individual can legally drive in Wisconsin with a learner's license. See more information on learner's permits here.


Reviews of How to Apply for a New Driver's License in Wisconsin

You can find the driver's test sign up for Wisconsin Drivers at www. dot .wisconsin. gov /drivers /drivers /schedule .htm (Just take out the spaces of the link so that it will work..)

How do i sign up for a drivers test online? And what is all on the road test now? I know a lot of people who have taken the test in last 3 years and none have had to parallel park but the sheet says i have to know how to.

I spoke with a rep. I'm a new wisconsin resident. My out of state dl expires in 2days. So i was glad to find out that even if i wait till after it expires the process is still the same. No new written or driving tests for 8yrs after expiration.

Im 18 and my temps exparied 6 months ago. I want to go and get them again to do so do I have to retake the writing text. And if so does taking the writing text cost money?

Im confused, Im relocating to WI this month and the DMV in Madison told me all thats needed to transfer my cdl, is to bring proof of my new residency and my old license, but someone else told me I'll need to take the tests. Which is it? I need to know what kind of expenses to be prepared for.

i completely agree with everything all the restictions should most definitely be followed. driving under age is a priveledge so everyone needs to follow the rules

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I was wondering if I could take the test at home or do I need to take it at the dmv?

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Scheduling For Road Test

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How to get ur permit

Study the book carefully and take the test online at the dmv place.