Wisconsin drivers can now renew their licenses online

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Posted at 2:50 PM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 17:21:38-04

WISCONSIN — Due to the pandemic, some drivers haven't been able to renew their license in person. However, the DMV now has a new online option that allows you to safely renew your license without having to leave your home.

According to the DMV, over 80,000 licenses have expired and this new online option will help take care of all of them.

“We are pleased to offer online renewal as an option,” DMV Administrator Kristina Boardman said. “It is a safe, convenient way to conduct an important task, which normally required an in-person visit. We encourage all eligible drivers to complete the license renewal online.”

To be eligible for the online renewal, you must be between the ages of 18 and 64. The option is available to anyone who is within one year of their renewal date.

At the start of the pandemic, the DMV offered extensions to licenses that expired during the pandemic. Those extensions will expire July 25. Drivers have until then to renew online.

Anyone who is 60 or older will have their license extended to protect their safety during the pandemic.

Drivers who renew their license online will still be charged the $34 renewal fee, and will be able to print a copy of their confirmation to use as a license prior to getting the new one in the mail.

To renew your license online, click here.

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