Most drivers can now renew licenses online

Metro Wire Staff

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has announced a pilot program designed to allow online driver’s license renewal.

Drivers ages 18-64 are eligible to participate if they have had no changes in their driving ability. The online renewal program is expected to offer a new option for the 80,000 people whose licenses expired since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release from WisDOT.

Renewing online is available to everyone within one year of their renewal date.

The DMV offered extensions for expired licenses beginning March 12 that expires on July 25, except for motorists over the age of 60, whos licenses will be extended throughout the pandemic.

Drivers who renew online will receive a confirmation email that they can immediately print and use until their new card arrives by mail within 10 days. The $34 renewal fee remains the same.

The online driver license renewal pilot program will help alleviate the backlog of licenses that expired since the beginning of the pandemic, and most other state DMVs offer a similar online renewal program. When someone renews online, they must renew in person the next time their license expires.

For more information, or to renew, go to https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/online-srvcs/other-servs/duplicate-license.aspx.