✅ Updated January 2022

Ultimate guide to Registering your Vehicle in Wisconsin

Here's the ultimate guide to registering your vehicle in Wisconsin. We've simplified the entire process for you so you can save time.


What You’ll Need to Register your Vehicle in Wisconsin

  • A Wisconsin​ ​title​​, signed by the seller(s), including:
    • ​An odometer reading completed by the seller(s) on the back of the title for vehicles less than 10 model years old.
    • A lien release if there is a lien holder listed on the front of the title and the loan is paid off.
  • ​​A Wisconsin Driver License or Identification card, last four digits of your social security number and date of birth.
  • Payment Information
    • Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit, debit card. Your credit or debit card will be charged a convenience fee for this service.
    • orChecking/savings account using ACH (Automated Clearing House) and avoid the convenience fee.
  • A printer with 8.5 by 11 inch paper.


What You’ll Do to Register your Vehicle in Wisconsin

  • Step 1: Review the eMV Public restrictions to confirm if this online service will work for your vehicle and get other titling options
  • Step 2: After you pay and complete your transaction, you must mail the following items to receive your vehicle title, registration and/or license plates. The mailing address is on the eMV Public eApplication/Receipt – there is no need to visit a DMV Service Center or an agency/business that offers title and registration services:
  1. eMV Public receipt (see sample)
  2. Valid original title signed by the seller
  3. Other items, if applicable, such as
    • a valid original lien release if the vehicle currently has a lien
    • an MV2790 Trustee Statement for Certificate of Title if the seller is a trust


Caveats and Exceptions

  • This application allows you to title and register a vehicle in your name. If you want to title a vehicle in your name but will not operate it on public roadways, you may title the vehicle by using the eMV Public - No Operation application.

Need other Wisconsin DMV help for free?

📌 Get unlimited DMV appointments and DMV chat support with a 15 days free of Skip*

*15 days free using above invite link, this week only.