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Occupational License  

How to apply for an occupational license

Taken from the Wisconsin Dept of Transportation Website:


All questions should be directed to the Dept. of Motor Vehicles (608) 266-2261

To apply for an occupational license, you will need to fill out form (MV3027) listing the counties or states in which you will be driving, the time(s) of day you will be driving, etc. You can download form MV3027 - Occupational Operator License Application Instructions . A link at the bottom of the instructions takes you to the form which must be filled out, printed and taken to a DMV service center. Print two copies of form MV3027 (one for your records) and take one to a DMV service center. DMV customer service centers accept cash or checks only.

Two hours are needed to process an application. Plan to arrive at the DMV service center at least two hours before the center is scheduled to close.

You need to do the following:

  • Complete an application for occupational operator license Form MV3027. If you are under 18 years old, a sponsor signature is required.
  • Complete necessary tests, including vision screening.
  • Provide proof of your identity, such as an ID with your picture on it or a document with your signature.
  • Provide documentary proof that you are a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent or conditional resident or temporary visitor.
  • Provide proof of insurance.
  • If DMV does not show your license as revoked or suspended, provide a conviction status report or a photocopy of the front and back of a court-completed citation. You may contact the Driver Information Section to verify if this document is needed.
  • Pay the nonrefundable application fee. Filing an application and paying the fee does not guarantee issuance of an occupational license.
  • If you have two or more OWI convictions and are revoked for OWI, prove you have completed an assessment and are participating in a driver safety plan.
  • If the court has ordered you to install an ignition interlock device (IID) in any vehicle operated (excluding motorcycles and commercial motor vehicles), provide form MV3598 from an approved IID installer.
  • If you have been revoked as an habitual traffic offender (HTO), the circuit court in your county of residence must approve the issuance of your occupational license.

Occupational licenses authorizing operation of commercial motor vehicles cannot be issued, as required by the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999.

After you apply for an occupational license

Staff at the DMV service center will review your driver record and application to determine if you are eligible for an occupational license. Staff at the DMV service center will immediately process most occupational applications.

If necessary, they will fax your application to the DMV Driver Information Section in Madison for a complete review of your driver record and application. There, a final determination is made on whether you are eligible for an occupational license. If you are not eligible, you will be notified the license will not be issued and why.

Depending upon the hours the DMV service center is open, you may receive your occupational license the same day. If it is near the service center’s closing time or if they need to fax your application to the Driver Information Section, you may be asked to return the next day or the next time that DMV service center is open to have your photo occupational license issued. DMV customer service centers accept cash or checks only.




  A: You have been convicted of an OWI offense with a BAC of 0.15 or higher and/or you refused your blood alcohol test. State law has mandated that if anyone is convicted in these situations, the court must order the IID for a minimum one year time period on all vehicles owned by or registered to the offender. Q: When does the one year time period for the IID begin? A: At the time you are issued an occupational license or at the time you reinstate your license after the revocation period. Q: I don’t need an occupational license. Can I just sit out the one year time period the IID must be installed? A: No. The one year time period commences at the time you receive your occupational license or at the time you reinstate your license after the revocation period. You will not be able to reinstate your license until you install an IID. Q: When can I apply for an occupational license? A: You will need to bring proof of IID installation to the DMV on all vehicles owned or registered to you before DMV can issue your occupational license. Occupational License Q: Who pays for the installation and maintenance of the IID and how much does it cost? A: You must pay all costs associated with equipping and maintaining the IID. Costs vary by provider, but average cost is $80.00 for installation plus a monthly fee of about $70.00. Please call the vendors for current installation and maintenance prices. Q: Where can I get an IID installed? A: You must call a provider to lease an approved IID. DOT authorized providers include: Approved Device Mfg Approved Model & Type Phone Website Consumer Safety Technology Intoxalock 1001A 877-777-5020 www.intoxalock.com Draeger Safety, Inc. Interlock XT 800-332-6858 www.draeger.us LifeSafer Interlock FC-100 800-584-1226 www.lifesafer.com Smart Start, Inc. SSI 2020 888-234-0198 www.smartstartinc.com Once you lease an IID, you will need to have it installed. Click here for a list of approved service centers. You can find additional information regarding IIDs as well as a list of area installers at: www.dot.wisconsin.gov/statepatrol/services/chemtest.htm Questions regarding IID devices, manufacturers or vendors should be directed to the DOT’s Chemical Test Section at 608-266-0084. Questions concerning IID forms or drivers’ records maintenance can be addressed to the Division of Motor Vehicles Compliance and Restoration Unit at 608-266-2261. Q: What if I fail to install, remove, disconnect or tamper with the IID? A: You will be in violation of the IID order and violations are a criminal offense with a fine of $150- $600 and/or up to 6 months in jail; plus a mandatory extension of the IID order period.


AODA Assessment  







Brown County Human Services – AODA Department is the designated assessment facility for

individuals who have been convicted (court ordered or ordered by the Department of

Transportation) for assessments and driver safety plans due to OWI (operating while

intoxicated) violations. Our services are provided to Brown County residents only.

Once the court or the Department of Transportation has ordered you to the assessment process,

you will need to schedule your assessment appointment. We recommend you schedule your

assessment appointment as soon as possible or no later than 2-3 weeks following your order for

assessment. Further delays with the scheduling process may result in indefinite loss of all

driving privileges.



  1. To schedule your assessment appointment, you must come to our office in person.

Appointments cannot be scheduled over the phone or by a family member or friend.

  1. At that time you will need to pay (in full) the assessment fee of $275.00 (This may change). We

accept or money orders only. NO CASH OR CHECK payments.

  1. You will be asked to fill out a questionnaire and other release forms if needed. We

ask you to bring along your court order or order for assessment from the

Department of Transportation if you have them. Some type of identification

showing your license number is helpful.


REMEMBER: You must come in person. A friend or family member CANNOT

schedule for you. If you are under 18 years of age, you will be required to have a

parent or legal guardian present for scheduling and for the assessment


REMEMBER: You must reside in Brown County have services with us.

Scheduling assessments appointments can be done:

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

The scheduling process takes approximately 15 minutes. We will do our best to

answer your questions concerning this process.



  1. You may cancel and reschedule your assessment appointment with at least a 24

hour notice. If you fail to show for the assessment or do NOT cancel with at least a

24 hour notice to our office, you will be required to pay a penalty fee of $100.00

before rescheduling is allowed. This delay may cause you indefinite loss of driving

privileges. To cancel/reschedule an appointment, you must contact us yourself.

  1. If you are more than 15 minutes late for your assessment appointment, you will not

be seen. You will need to pay a penalty fee of $100.00 before rescheduling is

allowed. This delay may cause you indefinite loss of driving privileges.

  1. Please bring your health insurance card/information along with you to the

assessment. If you are referred to a treatment program, we can assist you with your

insurance requirements.

  1. All clients have a right to file a written appeal regarding their assessment and

Driver Safety Plan. You will be given instructions explaining this process at the

assessment appointment.

  1. There will be a $100.00 fee to have your Driver Safety Plan amended.
  2. If you feel you have further questions or concerns, you may contact the AODA

Services Secretary at 920-391-4720.

The AODA office is located at the Brown County Community Treatment Center

3150 Gershwin Drive

Green Bay, WI 54311