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Wisconsin License or ID Renewal

Renew Wisconsin Driver’s License or ID

Keeping a valid license or ID is important for a variety of reasons. You can renew:

  • Online.


  • 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.

To renew online, visit the DOT online portal for either driver’s licenses or non-driver IDs and provide your:

  • 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:
  • 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