Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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Voluntary temporary surrender of a driver license

Anyone who holds a valid driver license may voluntarily surrender all or part of the license privilege. During the time your license is surrendered, you are not permitted to drive vehicles that require the class(es) or endorsement(s) that have been surrendered.

Reasons for the class/endorsement surrender:

Who can complete MV3581 form:

  • Licensee
  • Power of Attorney (POA)
  • Guardian that is court appointed

How to temporarily surrender your license:


  • Mail completed form MV3581 with your driver license to:
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Medical Review
P.O. Box 7918
Madison, WI 53707-7918

How to surrender only portions of the license:

  • Download and complete MV3581.
  • Take the form and your driver license to a DMV service center.
  • Complete form MV3001 (Wisconsin Driver License application) and pay the $14 fee to obtain a new license that reflects the remaining classes/endorsements.

How to reapply for a license after a voluntary surrender for all or part of the classes/endorsements:

  • Resolve/comply with reason for the surrender.
  • Visit a DMV service center.
  • Complete form MV3001 (Wisconsin Driver License application) and pay the $14 fee.
  • Pay renewal fee if the license is expired.
Questions? Contact us: Wisconsin DMV email service

For more information:

Last modified: December 13, 2011

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