Renew Wisconsin Driver’s License or ID
Keeping a valid license or ID is important for a variety of reasons. You can renew:
- In person.
The renewal window opens 1 year before expiration.
Consider making an appointment if you must renew in person.
If you need to obtain a REAL ID for the first time, visit the page on Wisconsin REAL ID for instructions.
Online License or ID Renewal in Wisconsin
The easiest way to renew a license or ID in Wisconsin is by using the DOT online portal.
You can renew online if you(r):
- Are a U.S. citizen.
- Are 64 years old or younger.
- License is current or has NOT been expired for more than a year.
- License is NOT a commercial driver’s license (CDL).
- Name has NOT changed since you last renewed your license.
- Have NOT applied for 4 duplicate licenses or IDs within the past year.
- Do NOT need to disclose a disability or change your glasses or contact lens restriction (for drivers only).
- License is NOT currently suspended or revoked.
- License or ID photo is NOT on file with the DOT or it does NOT meet the minimum DOT requirements.
- License or ID number.
- Social security number (SSN).
- Zip code.
- Credit or debit card information for payment.
Your new license or ID will be mailed to your address.
Renew a License or ID in Person
If you must, or you prefer to renew your license or ID in person, you can do so at your local DMV location. You must:
- Provide your:
- Current or expired license or ID.
- Completed Wisconsin Driver License Application (MV3001).
- Medical certification (for CDL drivers).
- Medical examination report (for CDL drivers or people with disabilities).
- Take a vision exam.
- Take a photo.
- Provide payment for the applicable fee.
Wisconsin License or ID Renewal Fees
- Standard license renewal: $34.00
- Late renewal fee: $5.00
- Motorcycle endorsement renewal: $18.00
- CDL renewal: $74.00
- Non-driver ID renewal: $28.00