Wisconsin DMV Change of Address Form

Moving somewhere in Wisconsin? Before you cruise around the new neighborhood, add updating the Department of Motor Vehicles to your moving to-do list. In some states, you have less than 30 days to update your driving records and/or vehicle registration, so now's the time to act!

But don't worry - we've got your back. We've compiled everything you need to know about updating your driving records with your new residential or mailing address. You'll be able to head out with the car keys from the day you officially call Wisconsin home.

To begin, select from the following

Wisconsin Driver's License Change of Address

Do I need to notify the state of Wisconsin?

Yes

Will filling out an official U.S. Postal Service Change of Address Form update my driver's license records?

No

Will the state of Wisconsin issue me a new driver's license or ID card?

No. After you've updated your records, you must apply for a duplicate if you'd like your new address reflected on your license.

Where can I complete my driver's license change of address?

Luckily, you can update your address for your driver's license and vehicle registration simultaneously through Wisconsin's online Change of Address System.

If you prefer snail mail, you can download this change of address form and mail it here:
  • Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
  • Division of Motor Vehicles
  • P.O. Box 7917
  • Madison, WI 53707-7917

What will I need when I notify the DMV?

  • Your driver license number
  • Your date of birth
  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your new address
  • Your old address
  • If applying via mail, your phone number and change of address form

When do I need to complete my driver's license change of address?

You'll need to report your change of address within 10 days of your move, so hop to it!

Wisconsin Vehicle Registration Change of Address Information

Do I need to notify the state of Wisconsin?

Yes

Will filling out an official U.S. Postal Service Change of Address Form update my vehicle registration records?

No, but if you submit your Wisconsin DMV change of address form via mail, your vehicle registration notice will be sent to the most recent address the USPS has on file for you. Make sure the most recent address is your new one!

Where can I complete my vehicle registration change of address?

You can update your address for your vehicle regisration and drivers license simultaneously through Wisconsin's online Change of Address System.

You can also update your vehicle registration and drivers license by sending your change of address form here:

  • Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
  • Division of Motor Vehicles
  • P.O. Box 7917
  • Madison, WI 53707-7917

Remember that after mailing this form, your vehicle registration notice will be sent to the most recent address the USPS has on file for you!

What will I need when I notify the DMV?

  • Your driver license number
  • Your date of birth
  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your new address
  • Your old address
  • If applying via mail, your phone number and change of address form

When do I need to complete my vehicle registration change of address?

You'll need to report your change of address within 10 days of your move, so move quickly!

Wisconsin Driver's License Change of Address

Do I need to get a new driver's license?

Yes

Where can I get a new driver's license?

You can get a new driver's license in person at the Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicles. Unfortunately, services are not available online.

What will I need?

  • Your out-of-state driver's license
  • Your completed Wisconsin Driver License Application form
  • Proof of identity and date of birth
  • Proof of legal residence
  • Proof of your social security number
  • Proof of Wisconsin residence
  • Proof of your Social Security Number

See the Wisconsin DMV's list of acceptable documents for more information.

When do I need to complete my driver's license change of address?

After becoming a Wisconsin resident, you have 60 days to apply for and receive a Wisconsin driver’s license.

Do I need to take a driving test?

Nope! But you will be required to pass a vision and hearing test.

Is there a fee?

Ah, the age old question. Costs vary. Visit the Wisconsin DMV fees page for more information.

Wisconsin Vehicle Registration Change of Address Information

Do I need to register my vehicle?

Yes

Where can I register my vehicle?

You've got options! You can:

What will I need?

  • Vehicle title or registration card from your previous state
  • Completed and signed Title/License Plate Application form
  • Proof of identity (if applying in person)
  • Proof of sales tax paid to your former state of residence if you have owned your vehicle for less than 90 days

Note: If you submit a registration card instead of the vehicle title, you will be unable to sell your vehicle in Wisconsin until the title is turned in to the Wisconsin DMV.

When do I need to register my vehicle?

You need to register your vehicle as soon as you become a Wisconsin resident.

Is there a fee?

We don't fault you for asking. Costs vary depending on where you submit your change of address paperwork, which type of vehicle you drive, and whether your area requires a wheel tax. Regardless of these factors, you will pay a $69.50 title fee.

Is an emission test required?

You do not need to pass an emission test to receive Wisconsin registration, but you will need to pass an emission test within 45 days of receiving your registration.

Is proof of liability insurance required?

Liability insurance isn't required, but better safe than sorry!

Wisconsin Driver's License Change of Address

Do I need to notify the state of Wisconsin?

No. When you receive a license from the state you're moving to, Wisconsin will automatically cancel your driver's license.

Wisconsin Vehicle Registration Change of Address Information

Do I need to notify the state of Wisconsin?

No

Will filling out an official U.S. Postal Service Change of Address Form update my vehicle registration records?

No

Do I need to return my license plates?

Nope! Save them for the grandkids.

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