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In Wisconsin, the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is part of the state's Department of Transportation. At a DMV office, you can register and title your vehicle or apply for a driver's license, including a commercial driver's license (CDL), or a state identification card. There are DMV service centers throughout the state. The available services and hours of operation vary by location, so check with your local office before you visit.
To title and register your vehicle, you will need a completed application form, proper identification, and the original certificate of title, signed by the previous owner. You will also need to pay the fees and taxes associated with your vehicle. You can also apply for new plates or transfer existing plates at the DMV by completing the MV1 form and paying the fees.
You must be at least 16 years old to apply for a driver's license or state identification card at the DMV service center. Teen drivers follow a graduated driver license (GDL) program. You will need to bring proof of your name, date of birth, identity, legal status or citizenship, residency, and Social Security number, along with a completed application. Minors must also complete the required coursework and driving hours, provide parental consent, and have held an instruction permit or another license for at least 6 months with no violations. When you arrive at the DMV with your documents and completed application, your photo will be taken. You must pass a vision and hearing screening and you may have to take knowledge and driving tests. If you have an out-of-state license, you will have to surrender it.