Renew Vehicle Registration in Wisconsin
Wisconsin vehicle owners are required to keep their vehicle registrations up-to-date through the Department of Transportation (DOT). There are a few different ways to renew your registration. You can renew:
- By mail.
- In person.
You can expect a renewal notice about 30 days before your license expires. However, not receiving one will NOT delay the expiration date or cancel the late fee.
Wisconsin Online Vehicle Renewal
To renew your Wisconsin plate online, visit the DOT online portal and:
- Provide your plate number AND your zip code.
- Provide the registration renewal number (RRN) found on the renewal notice.
Then, you must provide your credit or debit card for payment.
You should receive your new registration and plate sticker in the mail within 7-10 days.
Renew Your WI Car Registration by Mail
To renew your registration by mail:
- Complete the form provided with your renewal notice*.
- Enclose a check for the applicable renewal fee made payable to “Registration Fee Trust.”
- Mail these items to the address listed on the notice.
You should receive your new document and plate sticker within 10 days.
*If you’ve lost your renewal notice, you can complete a Substitute Renewal Notice/Non-Operation Statement (MV2016) and mail it to:
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 7911
Madison, WI 53707-7911
WI Vehicle Registration in Person
You can also renew your registration in person either at a:
You must present your renewal notice and payment for the fee.
If you’ve lost your renewal notice, check the “renewal by mail” section above for instruction.
Wisconsin Registration Renewal Fees
- Passenger vehicle registration renewal: $85.00
- Motorcycle registration (due every other year): $23.00
- Online convenience fee: 2% of total.
- Late fee: $10.00
Check the fee schedule for a complete list of registration fees.