How do I replace lost or damaged WI license plates, stickers, tabs or tags? Wisconsin

Replacing damaged or lost license plates or car tags requires a different process than replacing stickers. But, here's how to handle both tasks.

Replace WI License Plate Stickers

You may replace your stickers by e-mail, phone, or mail.

You can send an e-mail to to replace your stickers; just be sure to include the following data:

Full name (with middle initial)
Mailing address
License plate number (and sticker type requested)
Vehicle year and make
Vehicle identification number (VIN)
Contact information (e-mail or phone number with area code) in case the DMV needs to reach you during business hours

Or, you can call the DMV at (608) 266-1466, and give your license plate number or VIN to request your replacement stickers.

Or, you may download and complete the Duplicate Certificate of Registration Application (form MV2026) from the DMV site, and send it to:

Wisconsin Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 7911
Madison, WI 53707-7911

There's no fee for your replacement stickers. The DMV will process your request shortly after receiving it, perhaps even the next day.

Replace WI License Plates

Start by downloading the Replacement or Duplicate License Plates Application (form MV2118) from the DMV site. Then, complete it and send your check payment to:

Wisconsin Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 7949
Madison, WI 53707-7949

It costs between $2-$6 to replace each plate, depending on the type of plate; details are provided on the form.

The form can be used to replace standard, non-personalized plates, as well as specialty plates and personalized plates. Just follow the instructions on the form. It can take six-to-eight weeks to replace your license plates.

Were you plates stolen? You should report the theft to your local police department. If your plates were damaged, destroy them once you receive your replacement plates.

Have Other Car Registration Questions?

Call the DMV at (608) 266-1466 if you have other questions regarding duplicate license plates or stickers, or about other issues related to a vehicle registration.

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