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.

License plate availability

Check before you go!

Not all DMV customer service centers provide license plates or license plate renewal services. Save yourself time and gas by checking the Find my closest DMV tool to see which customer service centers have the plates or renewal services you need. Note: All license plates are available by mail.

Some regular and special plates can only be applied for through the mail. Several special plates can be applied for either through the mail or at a customer service center and then plates will be sent through the mail. You will receive a temporary plate, if needed, at the customer service center.

All customer service centers (except the express center on Odana Road in Madison) issue disabled parking ID cards.

To apply for standard license plates by mail, complete the MV1 form and mail to:

P.O. Box 7949
Madison WI 53707-7949

To apply for special plates and personalized plates by mail, complete the appropriate form(s) and mail to:

WisDOT Special Plates Unit
P.O. Box 7911
Madison, WI 53707-7911

Please check current processing times to estimate when you can expect your products to be mailed.

Learn how to apply for a title and registration for your vehicle.

Questions? Contact us: Wisconsin DMV email service

Last modified: March 13, 2015

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