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Vehicle Registration & Renewal Information

County Clerk


Vehicle Registration - Temporary Plates 
In order to obtain a temporary plate you must possess the following:
  • Title
  • $3.00 temporary plate fee
  • $69.50 registration fee
  • 5.5% sales tax on purchase amount of vehicle
  • Lien release If secured party on title
  • $75.00 license plate fee (truck plate fees vary depending on weight)
  • A separate $5.00 counter fee

Temporary plates are good for a period of 3 months and cannot be used for heavy vehicles (trucks, motor homes, trailers, etc). Registrations are mailed in weekly. It takes 6-8 weeks or longer to obtain your registration. All minors must have their parent/legal guardian signature notarized on back of the registration form.

Temporary plates can also be obtained for vehicles that are going to be registered/titled in another state. In those cases the plates are given out for 30 days, only a $3.00 fee and a $5.00 counter fee.


 Vehicle Registration - Hard Plates (Reg car & truck, moped & motorcycle) 

In order to obtain a HARD plate you must possess the following:

  • Title & Drivers license or Social Security #
  • $69.50 registration fee (car & truck)
  • 5.5% sales tax on purchase amount of vehicle
  • Lien release If secured party on title
  • $75.00 license plate fee (truck plate fees vary depending on weight)
  • A $16.65 counter fee

Your registration will be processed immediately and your title will be mailed to you in 4-6 weeks. All minors must have their parent/legal guardian signature notarized on back of the form.


 All other registrations can be mailed to the DMV at:

Regular Service: WI Dept. of Transportation, P.O. Box 7949, Madison, WI 53707-7949.
Priority Service: WI Dept. of Transportation, P.O. Box 7306, Madison, WI 53707-7306

Or you may go to a full service DMV Station.

Full Service DMV Stations are located at the following places:

  • Stevens Point, 1001 Maple Bluff Rd, Suite 2
  • Madison East, 2001 Bartillon Dr
  • Madison West, 4802 Sheboygan Av
  • Madison Express, Westgate Mall, Whitney Way at Odana
  • Local Driver Licensing Location

478 N. Oak St
Adams, Wi 53910
Mon & Wed 7-5


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