Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Forms
When you show up to the Wisconsin DMV, you will most likely have to fill out forms to complete your traffic-related tasks. You can easily save a considerable amount of time by printing out the required forms and filling out the information in advance. This will minimize the time you spend at the DMV, and keeps the lines clearing quicker. Every form you need can be found on the Wisconsin DMV’s library of documents.
Wisconsin Motorists’ Handbook
The Wisconsin Motorists’ Handbook is your all-in-one manual for everything related to driving in Wisconsin. Any piece of information you could possibly want to know about can be found within its pages, with a diverse range of traffic topics such as DMV processes, state-specific regulations, the point system, emergency situations, safe driving tips, and license requirements. The DMV updates this handbook regularly, so you can count on its accuracy when you need a few reminders. It’s also an invaluable tool for people who need to study for an upcoming license test or alongside a driver education class. You can pick up a physical copy at any DMV location, or download it directly from their website.
Wisconsin Driver License Application (Form MV3001)
Perhaps the most common of all DMV forms is the Wisconsin Driver License Application (Form MV3001). You will need to present this form whenever you apply for an original license, occupational license or instruction permit, and also when you want to renew your license. Applying for duplicate licenses can be done online. All of the information that would commonly be found on a personal identification card will be required for this form. Make sure you have satisfied all of the requirements for a license, and you will receive a temporary license immediately from the DMV. Your real license will be sent to you in the mail soon.
Driver Report of Accident (Form MV4002)
A Wisconsin Driver Report of Accident (Form MV4002) is used to notify the DMV whenever an accident has occurred. This is not required if a law enforcement officer has already completed an accident report. However, you will need to fill out this form if there was $1000 or more in damages to any person’s property, any injuries, and/or $200 or more in damages to government property. You will need to include specifics about all parties involved, such as vehicle information. The more comprehensive your form is, the easier it will be to resolve any disputes which may arise. As with any accident, it is important to report and settle traffic collision issues as soon as possible.
Application for Wisconsin Title (MV1)
The Wisconsin Title/License Plate Application (Form MV1) is one of the most important DMV forms because it establishes your proof of ownership of a vehicle, and you need to fill it out whenever you acquire a new or used car. For a used vehicle, you will need the original Certificate of Title, and for a new vehicle, you will need the Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin. The DMV believes this process is so important that if you are negligent or late in registering and titling your vehicle, financial penalties may be incurred. Your automobile will need to be re-registered annually with the DMV, but reregistration can be done far more easily online than the initial registration.