How to sign your Wisconsin title when selling your vehicleThe registered owner of the vehicle should complete the following steps:
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How to get a duplicate title
If the vehicle was last titled in a state other than Wisconsin, you must apply for a duplicate title in the previous state.
The registered owner of the vehicle should follow these steps:
- Complete the online title request form or
- Fill out the Wisconsin Replacement Title Application.
- You can do one of the following options: Bring your duplicate title application to your local DOT office. or Mail your application to the WI division of motor vehicles at:
WI Dept. of Transportation
PO Box 7949
Madison WI 53707-7949
- Please note that there may be up to a seven to ten day waiting period before a duplicate title can be issued and the cost is $20.50 (An additional $5.00 counter service fee applies in person).
Frequently asked questions
Do I need to return my licence plates?
Yes, unless you are transferring the plates to a new vehicle you should return them. Either mail, or take the plates to your local DMV office.
What should I do about my auto insurance?
When selling any type of vehicle it’s always a good policy to immediately notify your auto insurance company that you have sold the vehicle so they can either cancel your policy if the vehicle was sold, or transfer/renew the policy on your new vehicle.
Is there anything else I need to do?
It’s always a good idea to notify your local DMV that you have sold the vehicle. You can contact them with any additional questions or concerns about the transfer of your title.