Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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Quarterly registration fees

Bus, truck, truck tractor and trailer

The registration fee for a bus, truck, truck tractor or trailer may be paid on a quarterly basis when the registered gross weight of such unit is over 8,000 pounds. (Farm trucks and other vehicles registered for restricted use do not qualify for quarterly registration.) Truck tractor fees are based on the gross weight of the entire unit, which consists of the tractor, semi-trailer and load.

Quarters for buses, trailers, trucks and tractor/semi-trailer are:

1st 2nd 3rd 4th
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December 

Please refer to the fee charts for pro-rated fees:

Motor home

The registration fee for motor homes also may be paid on a quarterly basis when the registered gross weight of such unit is over 8,000 pounds. Motor home fees are based on the gross weight of the unit including property and passengers.

Annual motor home registrations expire March 31.

Quarters for motor homes are:

1st 2nd 3rd 4th
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
January
February
March

Motor home fee chart

How to apply

Form

Complete form MV1 - Wisconsin Title and License Plate application. Select the registration type in section G.

Fees

A quarterly fee is 25% of the annual fee. Vehicles may be registered for as many quarters less than a full year as the applicant wishes. The fee due is the quarterly registration fee times the number of quarters desired plus $5 per vehicle per application submitted.

Non-operation

If the vehicle is currently registered to you, but the registration has expired and the vehicle was out of operation at least three months, complete section F of the MV1 stating the time period that the vehicle has not been operated.

Apply

Mail the application and appropriate fees to the address on the front of the MV1 application. If you wish to do this in person, please refer to the list of plates available at DMV customer service centers to see which locations can process these types of transactions.

Telephone authorization

Telephone authorization (TA) is a call-in procedure only for intra-state operation of motor carriers that allows them to operate in Wisconsin without displaying evidence of registration. The program allows for immediate operation of an unregistered or newly acquired vehicle. Vehicles registered quarterly or consecutive monthly may obtain telephone authorization for a $7.50 fee by calling (608) 267-5103.

Questions? Contact us: Wisconsin DMV email service

Last modified: August 19, 2014

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