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Wisconsin Identification Card / Division of Motor Vehicles



(608) 264-7447 --Division of Motor Vehicles (all other id card questions phone)
(844) 588-1069 -- Voter ID Hotline

(608) 267-3812

Madison locations -- Closed for all federal holidays
8417 Excelsior Drive: M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
2001 Bartillon Dr (off Kinsmann St): M-F 8:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Saturday 8:30a.m - 12p.m.

For more locations visit the following website:

The state Division of Motor Vehicles issues ID cards which may be used for identification purposes in the same ways in which Driver's Licenses are used. Applicants for a Wisconsin I.D. card must provide:
  • Proof of his/her name and date of birth through a certified birth certificate, passport, or naturalization papers (if not a US citizen, Federal I-151 or I-551 or Federal I94 are acceptable).
  • Acceptable proof of personal identification (usually a document with a signature or photo).
  • Proof of Wisconsin residency.
  • Proof of US citizenship, legal permanent resident status, legal conditional resident status or legal temporary visitor status.
  • Your social security number.

The cost of an ID card is $28 for an original or renewal. A duplicate ID card costs $16. ID cards can be obtained at any Division of Motor Vehicles Customer Service Center.

A free ID card is available under Wisconsin law to anyone who:

  • will be at least 18 years of age on the date of the next election and;
  • requests an ID card for the purpose of voting.

A free ID card is NOT available under certain circumstances (i.e., you already have a valid drivers license) -- please see < > for details.

For more information, call (608) 264-7447 or email

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Created:2009-04-26 19:00 CDTUpdated:2019-11-25 10:34 CDT
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