Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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Reissuance of license plates

What is license plate reissuance?

  • Reissuance is a process DMV uses to replace license plates that have exceeded their life cycle.

When does it occur?

  • Once a license plate series has been identified for reissuance, it occurs automatically at the time a vehicle registration is up for renewal.
  • Customers receive new license plates with a new plate number (unless you have personalized plates) and year and month stickers.

How much does it cost?

  • With the exception of some special plates, there is no additional cost to you. Customers affected by the current reissuance will not pay additional fees.

What plates are being reissued?

Questions? Contact us: Wisconsin DMV email service
Call: (608) 266-1466

Last modified: August 23,  2013

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