DMV Appointments in Wisconsin

Everyone in Wisconsin knows that you can stand in line 'til the cows come home and still not get a thing done at the Department of Transportation (WisDOT). But making an appointment ahead of time can help you leapfrog the line, get out of the building, and have plenty of time to enjoy your day.

Types of WisDOT Appointments

You can make specific appointments with the Wisconsin DOT to handle the following tasks:

  • Applying for your:
    • Regular driver's license.
    • Commercial driver's license.
    • WI state identification card.
  • Road tests for:
    • Regular driver's license.
    • Motorcycle license.

But before you head out the door, check to see if you can save yourself even more time—and begin the process home—by utilizing the online services offered by the state.

How to Schedule Appointments in Wisconsin

The WI Department of Transportation has online portals where you can make appointments for:

You can schedule your road test appointment up to 11 weeks in advance, and if you need to cancel your appointment, you must do so at least 24 hours ahead of time. If you do not cancel your appointment and fail to show up you will be charged a $15 fee and not be allowed to test for at least 7 days.

If you need to schedule a skills test to earn your CDL, you'll have to contact an approved third-party tester

What to Bring to WisDOT

Don't undo all the time you save skipping the line by forgetting something and needing to schedule a return visit. You can use a number of our useful guides to help you figure out what you need to bring with you when you:

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