A Wisconsin Driver's License can be renewed in person at any DMV Service Center in the State.
WHEN TO RENEW YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE
- Your Wisconsin driver's license is valid for eight years and will generally expire on your birthday. If you are under 21 years of age, your license will expire on your 21st birthday.
- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will mail you a renewal notice 45 to 60 days prior to expiration.
- You can renew your license any time in the year leading up to its expiration.
- If you renew your driver's license after expiration you will have to pay an additional $5 late fee.
TO RENEW IN PERSON
You must bring:
- Your current license.
- The renewal notice (If you don't have it, fill out Wisconsin Driver License/Identity Card application form MV3001).
- Your Social Security number
- If your name has changed, documentation of the name change is required
- Renewal fee of $34, payable by cash or check (credit cards not accepted).
You will have to take a free vision test. Your new license will arrive by mail within two to four weeks.
TO RENEW BY MAIL
Wisconsin residents who are temporarily out-of-state when their license renewal is due, can renew by mail.
- Fill in the Wisconsin Drivers License/Identification Card Application form.
- Have a vision test done by a vision specialist and have them fill the Certificate of Vision Examination.
- Mail the above forms along with your mailing address and a check or money order made payable to "Registration Fee Trust" for the renewal fee ($34 for an 8-year renewal), to:
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Driver Information Section
P.O. Box 7983
Madison, WI 53707-7983