Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Alert: The following services will be unavailable on Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 12 a.m. (midnight) to 6 a.m. CST due to system maintenance.

Apply for a duplicate driver license online

Online services will be unavailable due to maintenance on Sunday, May 24, from midnight to 6 a.m. All channels of e-payment services will be unavailable during this time period. We apologize for any inconvenience.

To use this online application you must already have a valid Wisconsin driver license.

Your request for a duplicate license is NOT complete until you receive a confirmation message at the end of the transaction.

Please review everything below before using this online system.

Note: Once the online transaction is completed you cannot cancel the transaction, nor receive a refund.


You will need the following items:

  • Your Wisconsin driver license number, the last four digits of your Social Security Number (or your full Social Security Number if you don't have your Wisconsin driver license number available), your date of birth and your zip code.
  • A valid credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express) or ACH (Automated Clearing House) payment through your checking/savings account (eCheck-automatic withdrawal from your bank account).
    • For ACH payments, your account will be charged the required duplicate or renewal product fee.
    • For credit or debit card payments, your account will be charged the required duplicate or renewal product fee and convenience fee.

You will be not be able to use this online system if:

  • Your driver license is expired or will expire in less than 30 days. If you would like to renew your driver license please visit a DMV service center
  • You are temporarily out-of-state, your mailing address is outside of Wisconsin or you have a special mailing address. A driver license applied for online will be mailed to your Wisconsin residence address and cannot be forwarded to any other address.
  • Your driver license is suspended, revoked or cancelled.
  • You need a duplicate commercial driver license or motorcycle instruction permit.
  • You are not a U.S. citizen.
  • You are under the age of 18.
  • You are 18 - 25 years old and previously ordered a duplicate driver license online.
  • You are over the age of 25 and have ordered a duplicate driver license online within the past two years.
  • You wish to change an eyeglass or contact lens restriction.
  • You have had a legal name change since your driver license was last issued.
  • Your photo is not on file at Wisconsin DMV.
  • You would like to apply for an original (first time) REAL ID-compliant driver license. Persons applying for a REAL ID-compliant driver license for the first time must visit a DMV customer service center.

Change of address

If you need to update your address, please do so PRIOR to applying for a duplicate driver license online. To change your residence address, use our online address change application.

Driving receipt

A driver license receipt, including your photo, will be available for you to view and print upon successful completion of this online transaction. This receipt is acceptable photo identification for voting and serves as your ID until your card arrives in the mail. Adobe Reader 6.0 or higher is required to view and print driver license receipts. For information about getting a free copy of Adobe Reader, visit the WisDOT software information page. If you do not have a printer but wish to obtain a receipt, please contact the DMV Qualification & Issuance Section.

Mailing time

Please allow adequate time for your driver license to arrive by mail. If you have not received your driver license within 10 business days, please contact the Qualification & Issuance Section at (608) 264-7049. We process requests within two days and then ship the license through the United States Postal Service using first class mail.

Mandatory insurance

No person may operate a vehicle in Wisconsin unless the owner or driver of the vehicle has liability insurance in effect for the vehicle being operated and carries proof of insurance whenever driving. Failure to have insurance could result in a fine of up to $500. Proof of insurance is not required for the issuance of a duplicate driver license. See insurance requirements for additional information.

Note: This service is not available from 2 a.m.-3 a.m. each day due to system updates.

Questions? Contact us: Wisconsin DMV email service

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Last modified: May 1, 2015

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