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DNR to send postcards to remind customers to renew recreational vehicle registrations

MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) – The DNR is updating the way they remind people to renew their boats, snowmobiles, ATV/UTVs, and off-highway motorcycles. 

The DNR announced customers will now receive renewal postcards instead of letters. The agency says the postcards are similar to the ones they receive for their cars or trucks.

Customers are reminded to take care of their renewals well before they plan to head out on the water and trails. ATV, UTV, and off-highway motorcycle renewals received after March 31 will have a $5 late fee added on.

DNR customers can renew their registrations the following ways:

Visit the Go Wild website, GoWild.wi.gov. Even before receiving a renewal postcard, customers can renew their vehicle from the comfort of their home or even the great outdoors with their mobile device. At the end of the online transaction, they can print a temporary operating receipt that allows for immediate legal operation of their vehicle.

Visit a partnering sales agent. Go to dnr.wi.gov and search "Sales Location" to find one near you. With payment, customers receive a temporary operating receipt that allows immediate legal operation of the vehicle.

Mail the postcard with renewal fees to DNR's post office box listed on the postcard. Customers should allow 3-4 weeks for processing renewals by mail. If renewing by mail and the decals have already expired, customers must wait for their decals to arrive before legally operating their vehicle.

Customers who have not already renewed can expect postcards to arrive within the next few weeks.

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