All motor vehicles must be registered with the state. Applications for a certificate of title and registration may be downloaded at wisconsindmv.gov or obtained at a Department of Motor Vehicles customer service center.
All drivers in Wisconsin must be licensed by the state after their residency is established. Drivers possessing out-of-state licenses can apply for a Wisconsin license by bringing their existing driver’s license, proof of identity, proof of residency and their Social Security number. A vision test and fee are required. More information is available at wisconsindmv.gov.
Customer Service Centers
Milwaukee Central: 2701 S. Chase Ave., Milwaukee
Milwaukee Downtown: 819 N. 6th St., Milwaukee
Milwaukee Northeast: 6073 N. Teutonia Ave., Milwaukee
Milwaukee Northwest: 7301 W. Mill Rd., Milwaukee
Milwaukee South: 1835 College Ave., South Milwaukee
Milwaukee Southwest: 5500 W. Grange Ave., Greendale
Waukesha: 2019 Golf Rd., Pewaukee
Racine/Sturtevant: 9531 Rayne Rd., Sturtevant
Kenosha: 4911 88th Ave., Kenosha
Vehicle Emission Tests
Most automobiles and light trucks (except diesel and electric) must have an emission inspection once every two years. Testing is available through approximately 200 private emission testing facilities in the area. For the locations of the emission testing facilities that are located closest to you go to: www.wisconsinvip.org