Driver's Licenses / DMV

About Driving

All motor vehicles must be registered with the state. Applications for a certificate of title and registration may be downloaded at or obtained at a Department of Motor Vehicles customer service center.

Driver’s Licenses

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

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 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 closest to you, go to:

Request a Copy
Sample Handbook
Discover Milwaukee, The Greater Milwaukee Relocation Guide has detailed information on schools, communities, home prices, and more...