Obtaining an Occupational Driver's License

The information contained on this web page is provided as a courtesy to members of the public, and shall not be construed as legal advice. If you have questions, contact the Wisconsin Bar Association Lawyer Referral and Information Service 800-362-9082 for additional assistance.

Requests for Occupational Driver's Licenses are made for a variety of reasons. The Oconto County Clerk of Courts handles requests from Oconto County Residents ONLY who are Habitual Traffic Offenders.

Habitual Traffic Offenders are individuals who accumulate four major traffic convictions, (including those from other jurisdictions) or a combination of 12 minor and major convictions, in a five-year period. Major offenses include:

  • Operating while under the influence
  • Eluding an officer
  • Reckless driving

For more information about habitual traffic offenders, go to the WI Department of Transportation's Facts and Figures page.

If you wish to obtain an occupational driver's license, but you are not a habitual offender, you do not need to go through the Courts. Instead, review the DMV's instructions for obtaining an Occupational Driver's License and take your application to a DMV Service Station.

Paperwork needed to obtain an Occupational License through the courts:

Bring the completed paperwork to the Clerk of Courts office at:

301 Washington Street
Building C, 1st Floor
Oconto, WI 54153

There is a non-refundable $40 fee.

If the court grants the application, the clerk will make a copy of the Judge's signed order for our records and refer you to the local DMV where you must present the original court order to obtain your Occupational Driver's License.