Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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Lost or stolen driver license or identification (ID) card

If your license or ID card was recently lost or stolen, you can apply for a duplicate at any Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) service center (excluding renewal-only offices) or using our online application. A duplicate license or ID card applied for online will be mailed to your Wisconsin residence address and cannot be forwarded to any other address.

If your license or ID card was lost or stolen, and you are temporarily out of state, you can replace the license or ID through the mail using your temporary out of state address.

Identity theft

If you have reason to believe your identity has been stolen, contact your local law enforcement agency immediately.

The Wisconsin Office of Privacy Protection is a resource center for individuals, businesses, law enforcement and government on issues of privacy protection and identity theft.

You can also ask the DMV to place a notation on your driver record so that DMV and law enforcement will require additional identification documents when you conduct business with them. The statement will be “verify identification documents,” and it will require anyone (including you) attempting to use your identity to provide the following items:

  1. Certified birth certificate, passport or other acceptable proof of name and date of birth.
  2. Two forms of identification listing your name with either your photograph or signature.

If you want this statement added to your driver record, contact the DMV Qualifications and Issuance Section.

Questions? Contact us: Wisconsin DMV email service
Phone: (608) 264-7049

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Last modified: February 17, 2012

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