Add emergency contact information to your driver’s license record

Wisconsin residents now have the option to add one emergency contact to their driver’s license record, according to the Shawano County Sheriff’s Department.

This contact information could be available to law enforcement agencies for drivers involved in a collision or experiencing a medical emergency.

As part of every application for a Wisconsin driver license or ID card, the applicant will be asked if they would like to include emergency contact information in their file. Adding the information is voluntary.

To have an emergency contact listed, you will be required to provide the contact’s name, residential address, phone number and their relationship to you. This information will not be printed on the driver license or ID card.

To add an emergency contact to your file, visit

You will need to enter your Wisconsin driver’s license or ID card number, the last four digits of your Social Security number and your date of birth; or your first name, middle initial and last name, your complete Social Security number and your date of birth.

Then, you must provide your emergency contact’s name, address and phone number, and your relationship to the emergency contact.