Register May 2009 No. 641
Chapter Trans 126
MUNICIPAL OR COUNTY VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEE
Trans 126.01   Purpose and scope.
Trans 126.02   Notice of enactment, amendment, or repeal.
Trans 126.03   Evidence of payment to be shown on registration certificate.
Trans 126.04   Computation of administrative costs and collection and distribution of monies.
Ch. Trans 126 Note Note: Chapter Trans 126 as it existed on April 30, 1983, was repealed and a new chapter Trans 126 was created effective May 1, 1983.
Trans 126.01 Trans 126.01Purpose and scope.
Trans 126.01(1) (1)Statutory authority. As authorized by ss. 227.11, and 341.35 (4), (6), (6m) and (8), Stats., the purpose of this chapter is to establish the department of transportation's administrative interpretation of s. 341.35, Stats., relating to a municipal or county vehicle registration fee.
Trans 126.01(2) (2)Applicability.
Trans 126.01(2)(a)(a) This chapter applies to any municipality or county which enacts, amends, or repeals a vehicle registration fee ordinance.
Trans 126.01(2)(b) (b) As provided in s. 341.35 (1), Stats., vehicles subject to the municipal or county vehicle registration fee are automobiles or motor trucks registered under s. 341.25 (1) (c), Stats., at a gross weight of not more than 8,000 pounds.
Trans 126.01(2)(c) (c) For purposes of determining where a vehicle is customarily kept, the municipality or county of domicile as indicated by the vehicle owner and contained in the department's title database shall be used. In the absence of an indicated municipality or county of domicile, the owner or lessee's post office address shall be used to determine municipality or county of domicile.
Trans 126.01 History History: Cr. Register, April, 1983, No. 328, eff. 5-1-83; am. Register, October, 1985, No. 358, eff. 11-1-85; correction in (1) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, December, 1987, No. 384; CR 08-113: renum. (2) to be (2) (a), cr. (2) (b) and (c) Register May 2009 No. 641, eff. 6-1-09.
Trans 126.02 Trans 126.02Notice of enactment, amendment, or repeal.
Trans 126.02(1)(1)When notification required. A municipal or county governing body which enacts, amends, or repeals a municipal or county vehicle registration fee ordinance under s. 341.35, Stats., shall notify the department of transportation, as required by s. 341.35 (4), Stats.
Trans 126.02(2) (2)Notification to be mailed to department. The notification of enactment, amendment, or repeal from the municipality or county shall be sent to:
Administrator
Division of Motor Vehicles
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
4802 Sheboygan Avenue
Room 255
P.O. Box 7911
Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7911
Trans 126.02(3) (3)Contents of enactment notification. A notification of enactment shall include:
Trans 126.02(3)(a) (a) The name of the municipal or county governing body enacting the ordinance.
Trans 126.02(3)(b) (b) The date on which the ordinance was enacted.
Trans 126.02(3)(c) (c) The effective date of the ordinance.
Trans 126.02(3)(d) (d) The amount of the municipal or county vehicle registration fee.
Trans 126.02(3)(e) (e) The name, address and telephone number of the person in the municipality or county responsible for the administration of the ordinance.
Trans 126.02(3)(f) (f) The signature of an authorized party of the municipal or county governing body.
Trans 126.02(3)(g) (g) The date the notification of enactment was signed.
Trans 126.02(4) (4)Enactment notification requirements. A municipality or county shall provide the notification of enactment as described in subs. (1), (2) and (3) at least 90 days prior to the first day of the month in which the ordinance is effective.
Trans 126.02(5) (5)Contents of amendment notification. A notification of amendment shall include:
Trans 126.02(5)(a) (a) The name of the municipal or county governing body amending the ordinance.
Trans 126.02(5)(b) (b) The date on which the ordinance was amended.
Trans 126.02(5)(c) (c) The effective date of the amendment.
Trans 126.02(5)(d) (d) A description of the amendment, or a copy of the amended ordinance.
Trans 126.02(5)(e) (e) The signature of an authorized party of the municipal or county governing body.
Trans 126.02(5)(f) (f) The date the notification of amendment was signed.
Trans 126.02(6) (6)Amendment notification requirements. A municipality or county which amends a municipal or county vehicle registration fee ordinance shall notify the department of the amendment at least 90 days prior to the first day of the month in which the amendment is effective.
Trans 126.02(7) (7)Contents of repeal notification. A notification of repeal shall include:
Trans 126.02(7)(a) (a) The name of the municipal or county governing body repealing the ordinance.
Trans 126.02(7)(b) (b) The date on which the ordinance was repealed.
Trans 126.02(7)(c) (c) The effective date of the repeal.
Trans 126.02(7)(d) (d) The signature of an authorized party of the municipal or county governing body.
Trans 126.02(7)(e) (e) The date the notification of repeal was signed.
Trans 126.02(8) (8)Repeal notification requirements. A municipality or county which repeals a municipal or county vehicle registration fee ordinance shall notify the department of the repeal at least 90 days prior to the first day of the month in which the repeal is effective.
Trans 126.02 History History: Cr. Register, April, 1983, No. 328, eff. 5-1-83; renum. (intro.), (1) and (2) to be (1), (2) and (4) and am., cr. (3) and (5) to (8), Register, October, 1985, No. 358, eff. 11-1-85; CR 08-113: am. (2), (3) (d), (4), (6) and (8) Register May 2009 No. 641, eff. 6-1-09.
Trans 126.03 Trans 126.03Evidence of payment to be shown on registration certificate.
Trans 126.03(1) (1)Total amount paid to be designated. The total amount paid to the department for the municipal or county vehicle registration fee may be designated on the registration certificate by words similar to “municipal fee," or by the total amount paid.
Trans 126.03(2) (2)Multiple fees not itemized. If separate fees are collected for one vehicle for a municipality and a county, no itemization will be made on the registration certificate for the individual municipality or county.
Trans 126.03 History History: Cr. Register, April, 1983, No. 328, eff. 5-1-83; r. and recr. Register, October, 1985, No. 358, eff. 11-1-85.
Trans 126.04 Trans 126.04Computation of administrative costs and collection and distribution of monies.
Trans 126.04(1) (1)Reimbursement for administrative costs. In accordance with s. 341.35 (6m), Stats., the department shall capture and recover the administrative costs related to the collection of the municipal or county vehicle registration fee as follows:
Trans 126.04(1)(a) (a) The administrative costs shall be computed and recovered as an administrative fee per vehicle application.
Trans 126.04(1)(b) (b) The administrative fee per vehicle application shall be based on the direct costs of operation, including employee salaries and fringe benefits, office space, office supplies and equipment, postage, computer charges, printing and forms, and other necessary or indirect expenses.
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