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Eligibility for an occupational license
If you are a Wisconsin resident, you may be eligible to obtain an occupational license if your operating privilege was revoked or suspended under the following circumstances:
- Under Ch. 343 Wis. Stats.
- A drug conviction under s.961.50 (except juveniles).
- Nonpayment of child support under s.767.303.
- A Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO) under Ch. 351.
- Check your eligibility for an occupational license if your license has been suspended or revoked.
An occupational license cannot be issued:
- If you are not a resident of Wisconsin.
- If you are a juvenile who committed offenses under Ch. 938.
- If you are under suspension for failing to pay a forfeiture (such as a traffic ticket or municipal citation).
- If your license has been canceled (rather than revoked or suspended).
- If you have never held a driver license.
- If you are eligible to reinstate your driver license after revocation or suspension.
- If you have two or more revocation or suspension cases from separate incidents in a one-year period.
- If you have not served all mandatory waiting periods for an occupational license.
- For a commercial driver license (CDL).
Occupational licenses authorizing operation of commercial motor vehicles cannot be issued, as required by the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999.
Questions? Contact us: Wisconsin DMV email service
Call: (608) 266-2261
Last modified: August 30, 2011
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