Drivers younger than 60 whose driver license expired during the public health emergency have until July 25 to get their license renewed.
Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles extended the renewal period and waived late fees for about 80,000 drivers whose regular driver license expired after March 12, 2020, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the extension for this group of drivers is set to end July 25.
Many drivers can renew online at wisconsindmv.gov/renewDL.
“Drivers waiting to renew now have two options – renew online or visit a DMV,” Wisconsin DMV Administrator Kristina Boardman said. “As the extension period comes to a close, renewing online from the comfort of your home is the most convenient way to renew and skip the trip to a DMV.”
Due to elevated pandemic-related health risks for people age 60 and older, DMV granted an additional 60 days to renew their driver license. They have until Sept. 24, 2020 to renew.
The new, online renewal process
Many customers are using DMV’s new online renewal program at wisconsindmv.gov/renewDL to quickly and easily renew their licenses online. To be eligible for the online license renewal program, drivers must meet all the following:
- Must be a U.S. citizen with a regular (Class D) driver license (Commercial Driver Licenses do not qualify)
- Must be 64 years of age or younger
- Have no new medical restrictions or a negative change to their vision since the last renewal
A short, how-to video is available. Customers who renew their license online will receive a confirmation email they can print and use until their new card arrives by mail within 10 days. The $34 renewal fee remains the same.