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It’s an easy process to get your driving record in Wisconsin. You can get it directly from the DMV or an approved partner.

How To Obtain Your Wisconsin Driving Record

To get your driving record from Wisconsin, you will need to contact the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles. You can get this record by mail, online, or in person.

Applying to Get the Driving Record

The easiest way to get your driving record is by going online, so long as you don’t need a certified copy.
Online Access
To get your Wisconsin driving record online, start by going to the WI DOT website. There, you will need to provide the agency with:
  • Your driver’s license number
  • Your Social Security Number
  • A credit or debit card to pay the fee for the report
  • Your date of birth
With this information, you can submit the form to get your record through your personal account.
Order by Mail
To order your records by mail, you will need to:
  • Fill out form MV2896, which is the Vehicle/Driver Record Information Request form
  • Write a check to WI DOT for the fee for the service
This application can be mailed to:
Department of TransportationP.O. Box 7995
Madison, Wisconsin 53707
After doing this, you’ll receive your driving record in the mail.
Getting Your Record in Person
You also have the option of going to the DMV in person. At the DMV, you will need to pay the fee to get the record and complete the form MV2896. After this, the DMV will send you the full record by mail.

Required Documentation

To get your driving records, you will usually need:
  • Your driver’s license number
  • Your Social Security Number
  • A credit or debit card to pay the fee for the report
  • Your date of birth

Fees for Getting Your Driving Record and Payment Methods

There are fees for getting your driving record. These fees include:
  • $12 for a certified driving record
  • $7 for a non-certified driving record
  • $5 for an online driving record abstract
Keep in mind that there may be convenience fees for online services. You can pay with credit or debit cards for most services. Other methods of payment include checks or money orders, which can only be used in-person or when ordering by mail.

Types of Driving Records

There are two main kinds of driving records, certified records, and non-certified records, which you can get from the DMV. Non-certified records are available at the DMV, online, or by mail. Certified records may only be received in person in most cases.

If you get your records online, they’ll be an online driving record abstract. This is also a form of non-certified record that you can have access to immediately. For all other kinds, you will receive the driving record in the mail after a short wait.


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Jun 14, 2022