How to Get Your Title in Wisconsin

If you own a vehicle in the Badger State, you should also own a Certificate of Title to be able to prove your ownership. But, what happens if your title has been stolen, lost, or damaged?

You’ll have to apply for a replacement through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Here’s how to get that process started:

First, you’ll have to decide how you want to apply. You can submit your application online, through the mail, or in person. We’ll outline all three options below.

If you’re applying online, you’ll start by filling out the replacement title application. Make sure you have your Wisconsin driver’s license, a valid credit or debit card, a valid email address, the last four digits of your social security number, your date of birth, and the vehicle identification number (VIN) for your vehicle. There is a $20.00 application fee, and a convenience fee for applying online.

Within 7-10 business days your new title should arrive in the mail.

If you’re applying in person or through the mail, the process is slightly different.

First, you’ll fill out the Replacement Title Application. You’ll need your Wisconsin driver’s license and $20.00 for the title fee. If you’re paying in person there is an additional $5.00 counter fee, but you’ll be able to get your new title that day.

Once your application is finished, you can drop it off at any Wisconsin DMV customer service center or mail it to the following address:

WI Dept. of Transportation
PO Box 7949
Madison, WI 53707-7949

Note: this information is subject to change and is for informational purposes only. Be sure to check with your local DMV to make sure that all processes are the same, or you can visit the Wisconsin DMV page.


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