Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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Duplicate certificate of registration

If your Certificate of Registration needs to be replaced because it was lost or destroyed, you can obtain a duplicate:


You can print a copy of the last registration issued using the online Duplicate Certificate of Registration Application.

To use the application, you need:

  • To be the registered owner, lessee or driver of the vehicle (must be an individual, not a business).
  • A printer with standard white 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader - The Certificate of Registration is produced as a PDF for you to print. It will not be mailed.
  • A valid credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express) or ACH (Automated Clearing House) payment through your checking/savings account (eCheck - automatic withdrawal from your bank account).
    • For ACH payments, your account will be charged a $2 application fee.
    • For credit or debit card payments, your account will be charged a $2 application fee and a convenience fee.
  • A valid email address.
  • Your Wisconsin driver license or identification card number.
  • The last four digits of your Social Security Number.
  • Your date of birth.
  • The vehicle identification number (VIN) for the vehicle needing the duplicate Certificate of Registration.


Once the online transaction is completed, you cannot cancel it or receive a refund. Verify that you have entered the information correctly before completing payment information. If your registration is expired, or is due for renewal and you want to renew the registration now, use the online license plate renewal application. You will receive a Certificate of Registration with the year sticker.

Order a duplicate Certificate of Registration

Begin the online duplicate certificate request.

By mail

Complete form MV2026 - Duplicate Certificate of Registration Application and mail it with $2 to the address on the form.

Questions? Contact us: Wisconsin DMV email service
Call: (608) 266-1466

Last modified: May 21, 2015

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