341.26(2)(a) (a) A driver education vehicle under s. 341.267.
341.26(2)(b) (b) Any vehicle loaned to this state or to any county or municipality of this state for the duration of any war emergency and operated exclusively for civilian defense purposes by such state, county or municipality.
341.26(2)(d) (d) A school bus owned and operated by a school district and used for the transportation of pupils to or from points designated by the school, including curricular and extracurricular activities and nonpupil transportation under s. 120.13 (27).
341.26(2)(dm) (dm) A school bus which is not owned and operated by a school district and which is used to transport pupils to or from points designated by the school, including curricular and extracurricular activities.
341.26(2)(e) (e) A motor bus owned and operated by a charitable corporation and used exclusively for the purposes for which incorporated and not used for hire.
341.26(2)(em) (em) A motor bus owned and operated by a nonstock nonprofit corporation and used exclusively for transporting groups participating in parades or other entertainment, including, without limitation because of enumeration, musical marching groups, drill or baton teams or color guards.
341.26(2)(f) (f) A motor vehicle operated exclusively by a nonprofit organization, as defined in s. 108.02 (19), as a blood bank vehicle.
341.26(2)(g) (g) A motor vehicle operated exclusively by a nationally chartered war veterans organization and used only for the purpose of advertising the organization.
341.26(2)(h) (h) A motor vehicle used for the urban mass transportation of passengers as defined in s. 71.38.
341.26(2)(i) (i) A motor vehicle owned and operated exclusively by the civil air patrol.
341.26(2)(j) (j) A motor vehicle and semitrailer operated exclusively as a mobile X-ray unit owned and operated by a nonprofit corporation and used exclusively for the purposes for which incorporated and not for hire.
341.26(2)(k) (k) A fire truck or trailer owned and operated exclusively by an incorporated volunteer fire department.
341.26(2)(m) (m) A motor vehicle owned and operated by a voluntary nonprofit organization and used exclusively for rescue work. In this paragraph, “rescue work" means the rendering of first aid and emergency transportation to persons in need of immediate medical attention.
341.26(2)(n) (n) A motor vehicle owned by a nonprofit organization and used exclusively for the purpose of dispensing food and drink at the site of a disaster to emergency workers or to persons affected by the disaster.
341.26(2m) (2m) Publicly owned or leased vehicles.
341.26(2m)(a) (a) In this subsection, “municipality" has the meaning given in s. 345.05 (1) (c), except that the term does not include a county.
341.26(2m)(am) (am) A fee of $5 shall be paid to the department for the original issuance of a registration plate for any vehicle owned by this state or by any county or municipality or federally recognized Indian tribe or band in this state or leased to this state or to any county or municipality or federally recognized Indian tribe or band in this state, and operated exclusively, except for operation under s. 20.916 (7), in the public service by such state, county, municipality or Indian tribe or band. The registration shall be valid while the vehicle is owned and operated by the registrant or is leased to and operated by this state or by the county, municipality or Indian tribe or band, and the registrant complies with s. 110.20 (6).
341.26(2m)(b) (b) If a vehicle is replaced, reassignment of plate to replacement vehicle shall be made with payment of $1.
341.26(3) (3) Agricultural vehicles. In recognition of the relationship of the basic economy of the state to agriculture and the production and marketing of milk, there shall be paid to the department for the registration of the following vehicles the fees prescribed in this subsection:
341.26(3)(a)1.1. For each farm truck having a gross weight of 12,000 pounds or less, a biennial fee of $45.
341.26(3)(a)2. 2. For each farm truck having a gross weight of more than 12,000 pounds, an annual fee which is one-fourth of the fee prescribed in s. 341.25 (2) for a motor truck having the same gross weight.
341.26(3)(am) (am) For each dual purpose farm truck having a registered gross weight of 12,000 pounds or less, an annual fee to be determined in accordance with s. 341.25 (2) on the basis of the maximum gross weight of the vehicle. Maximum gross weight shall be determined by adding together the weight in pounds of the vehicle when equipped to carry a load as a motor truck and the maximum load in pounds which the applicant proposes to carry on the vehicle when used as a motor truck. A motor truck registered under this paragraph may be operated at a maximum gross weight of not more than 12,000 pounds when used for the purposes of a farm truck.
341.26(3)(ar) (ar) For each farm truck tractor, an annual fee which is 25 percent of the fee under s. 341.25 (2) for a truck tractor having the same gross weight, determined on the basis of the maximum combined gross weight of the farm truck tractor and any trailer or semitrailer which the applicant proposes to combine with the farm truck tractor. Maximum combined gross weight shall be determined by adding together the weight in pounds of the combination of vehicles when equipped to carry a load and the maximum load in pounds which the applicant proposes to carry on the combination of vehicles.
341.26(3)(b) (b) For each farm trailer not coming within the provisions of s. 341.264, an annual fee which is 25 percent of the fee prescribed by s. 341.25 (2) for a motor truck having the same gross weight.
341.26(3)(c) (c) For each motor vehicle used exclusively in the transportation of milk from the point of production to the primary market, and the return of dairy supplies and dairy products from such primary market to the farm, an annual fee to be determined in accordance with par. (g) on the basis of maximum gross weight.
341.26(3)(d) (d) For each motor vehicle used exclusively in the transportation of cheese, butter and powdered milk when such cheese, butter and powdered milk are transported from plant to plant or to warehouses within this state, an annual fee to be determined in accordance with par. (g) on the basis of maximum gross weight.
341.26(3)(da) (da) For each motor vehicle used exclusively in the transportation of liquid dairy products, an annual fee to be determined in accordance with par. (g) on the basis of maximum gross weight.
341.26(3)(e) (e) A person owning and operating more truck tractors than semitrailers registered by that person within this state and used exclusively for transporting liquid dairy products may register such excess truck tractors at the annual fees specified in par. (g), provided that that person uses such excess truck tractors exclusively with such semitrailers. The fee shall be determined on the basis of weight of the truck tractor only.
341.26(3)(em) (em) For each trailer used exclusively in the transportation of liquid dairy products, an annual fee which is 25 percent of the fee prescribed by s. 341.25 (2) for a motor truck having the same gross weight.
341.26(3)(f) (f) In pars. (da), (e) and (em), “liquid dairy products" means milk and products of milk in liquid form, including without limitation because of enumeration, condensed and sweetened condensed products of milk, both in raw and pasteurized form, whey and liquid whey sugars.
341.26(3)(g) (g) The following schedule shall be used in determining fees for vehicles registered under par. (c), (d), (da) or (e) or sub. (3m), based on gross weight, provided that a surcharge of $18 shall be added to and collected with the fee for each truck tractor:
Maximum gross weight in pounds   Annual fee
341.26(3)(g)1. 1. Not more than 4,500   $ 26.00
341.26(3)(g)2. 2. Not more than 6,000   36.50
341.26(3)(g)3. 3. Not more than 8,000   43.00
341.26(3)(g)3m. 3m. Not more than 10,000   60.00
341.26(3)(g)4. 4. Not more than 12,000   77.50
341.26(3)(g)5. 5. Not more than 16,000   109.50
341.26(3)(g)6. 6. Not more than 20,000   142.00
341.26(3)(g)7. 7. Not more than 26,000   190.50
341.26(3)(g)8. 8. Not more than 32,000   245.00
341.26(3)(g)9. 9. Not more than 38,000   309.50
341.26(3)(g)10. 10. Not more than 44,000   371.00
341.26(3)(g)11. 11. Not more than 50,000   425.50
341.26(3)(g)11m. 11m. Not more than 54,000   456.00
341.26(3)(g)12. 12. Not more than 56,000   487.00
341.26(3)(g)13. 13. Not more than 62,000   551.50
341.26(3)(g)14. 14. Not more than 68,000   622.50
341.26(3)(g)15. 15. Not more than 73,000   709.50
341.26(3)(g)16. 16. Not more than 76,000   838.50
341.26(3)(g)17. 17. Not more than 80,000   1,032.00
341.26(3)(h) (h) Except as otherwise provided in par. (e), the maximum gross weight of each vehicle under this subsection shall be computed as provided in s. 341.25 for the same type of vehicle.
341.26(3m) (3m) Forest products vehicles. In recognition of the relationship of the basic economy of the state to the forest products industry, there shall be paid to the department for the annual registration of a road tractor, motor truck, or truck tractor used exclusively in connection with the transportation of raw forest products, as defined in s. 26.05 (1), or equipment that is owned or leased by the owner of the road tractor, motor truck, or truck tractor and used exclusively in the production of raw forest products, a fee determined in accordance with sub. (3) (g) on the basis of maximum gross weight, except that a trailer used exclusively in connection with the transportation of raw forest products or equipment that is owned or leased by the owner of the trailer and used exclusively in the production of raw forest products may be registered upon payment of a fee that is 25 percent of the fee prescribed by s. 341.25 (2) for a motor truck having the same gross weight. The maximum gross weight of each vehicle registered under this subsection shall be computed in the manner specified in s. 341.25 for the same type of vehicle, except that a person who owns and operates more truck tractors than semitrailers registered by him or her within this state and used exclusively as provided in this subsection may register such an excess truck tractor at a fee specified under sub. (3) (g) determined on the basis of the weight of the truck tractor only.
341.26(4) (4) Grading, ditching, excavating or hauling vehicles. Except for those vehicles that qualify for registration under sub. (1) (a) to (e), any motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer, if operated empty, or used exclusively in transporting the equipment of the owner to or from a certain location over the highways, when such operation at the location is exclusively for grading, ditching or excavating or when such equipment is used exclusively for seasonal hauling of carnival rides and equipment, shall be registered at one-fourth of the fee specified in s. 341.25 (2) for vehicles or combinations of vehicles of the same gross weight.
341.26(5) (5) Tour trains. For each tour train, the operation of which is limited in s. 348.08 (1) (c), a single fee for the 3 or less units thereof equal to one-half of the fee prescribed in s. 341.25 (1) (h) for a motor bus of the same maximum gross weight as the aggregate maximum gross weight of all units of the tour train, excluding the propelling motor vehicle, when such gross weight is computed as prescribed in s. 341.25 (1) (h).
341.26(7) (7) Transportation by school buses.
341.26(7)(a) (a) A person who uses any school bus, except a school bus registered under sub. (2) (d), a school bus registered under sub. (2) (dm) and used by the owner for private carriage and not for hire or a school bus registered as provided in par. (b), to transport persons who are not pupils shall obtain a permit from the department for such transportation. The department shall issue a permit which shall be valid for a period of not more than 72 hours upon application and payment of a $10 permit issuance fee.
341.26 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. Trans 127, Wis. adm. code.
341.26(7)(b) (b) When engaged in passenger-carrying operations other than as provided in par. (a) or sub. (2) (d), a school bus shall be registered as a motor bus at a fee determined under s. 341.25 (2), or as an automobile at the fee provided in s. 341.25 (1) (a). Fees for registration under s. 341.25 (2) may be paid in accordance with ss. 341.30 and 341.31. Fees for part-quarterly registration shall be computed on the basis of one-twelfth of the annual fee multiplied by the number of months of the current quarter which have not fully expired on the date of the application. If a vehicle was not operated in other than school bus service, a statement of nonoperation satisfactory to the department shall be filed with the application.
341.264 341.264 Permanent semitrailer registration.
341.264(1)(1)Upon application and payment of a fee of $50, the department shall register a semitrailer which is operated in connection with a truck tractor or hauled by a motor vehicle and used with a device which converts the semitrailer to a trailer. Registration under this section is valid without the payment of any additional fee while the registrant is the owner of the semitrailer and, with respect to the sale of a leased semitrailer to the lessee of the semitrailer, while the former lessee is the owner of the semitrailer if the lessee reimbursed the lessor of the semitrailer at the time of registration of the semitrailer for payment of the registration fee under this subsection. The department shall issue a permanent semitrailer registration plate to evidence registration under this subsection.
341.264(2) (2)
341.264(2)(a)(a) Upon the sale of a semitrailer registered under this section, the seller shall remove the registration plate and destroy it. The purchaser shall immediately apply for registration and pay the full applicable fee prescribed in sub. (1). This paragraph does not apply to the sale of a leased semitrailer to a lessee eligible to maintain permanent registration of the semitrailer under sub. (1).
341.264(2)(b) (b) The seller of any semitrailer registered under this section shall receive no credit toward the registration of any other vehicle.
341.264 History History: 1985 a. 208; 1989 a. 31; 1993 a. 372; 1999 a. 80.
341.265 341.265 Antique motor vehicles; registration, plates, use.
341.265(1)(1)Any person who is a resident of this state and the owner or subsequent transferee of a motor vehicle which has a model year of 1945 or earlier and which has not been altered or modified from the original manufacturer's specifications may upon application register the same as an antique vehicle upon payment of a fee of $5, and be furnished registration plates of a distinctive design, in lieu of the usual registration plates, which shall show in addition to the registration number that the vehicle is an antique. The registration shall be valid while the vehicle is owned by the applicant without the payment of any additional fee. The vehicle shall only be used for special occasions such as display and parade purposes or for necessary testing, maintenance and storage purposes. A motorcycle may be registered as an antique vehicle if all of the requirements for registration specified in this subsection are satisfied.
341.265(1m) (1m)Notwithstanding s. 341.15 (1), a person who registers an antique motor vehicle under sub. (1) may furnish and display on the vehicle a historical plate from or representing the model year of the vehicle if the registration and plates issued by the department are simultaneously carried in or, with respect to an antique motorcycle, with the vehicle and are available for inspection.
341.265(2) (2)Unless inconsistent with this section, the provisions applicable to other motor vehicles apply to antique motor vehicles.
341.266 341.266 Special interest vehicles; registration, plates, use.
341.266(1)(1)In this section:
341.266(1)(a) (a) “Collector" means the owner of one or more special interest vehicles who collects, purchases, acquires, trades or disposes of special interest vehicles or parts thereof for the collector's own use in order to restore, preserve and maintain a special interest vehicle for historic interest.
341.266(1)(am) (am) Notwithstanding s. 341.01 (2) (af), “former military vehicle" means any of the following vehicles if the vehicle is at least 25 years old:
341.266(1)(am)1. 1. A high-mobility, all-terrain, 4-wheel or 6-wheel drive vehicle originally manufactured for military use and commonly known by the trade name of “Pinzgauer."
341.266(1)(am)2. 2. A vehicle commonly known by the name of “Kaiser Jeep M715."
341.266(1)(am)3. 3. A high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle originally manufactured for use by the U.S. military forces and commonly known by the name of “Humvee" that, notwithstanding par. (am) (intro.), is at least 22 years old.
341.266(1)(am)4. 4. A 6-wheel drive utility vehicle originally manufactured for use by the U.S. military forces during World War II, known by the acronym of “DUKW" and commonly referred to by the name of “Duck."
341.266(1)(b) (b) “Parts car" means a motor vehicle generally in nonoperable condition which is owned by the collector to furnish parts which will enable the collector to restore, preserve and maintain a special interest vehicle or antique vehicle.
341.266(1)(c) (c) “Special interest vehicle" means any of the following:
341.266(1)(c)1. 1. A former military vehicle.
341.266(1)(c)2. 2. A motor vehicle of any age, of which the body has not been altered from the original and, because of its historic interest, is being preserved by a collector.
341.266(2) (2)
341.266(2)(a)(a) Any person who is the owner of a special interest vehicle that is a former military vehicle, or that is not a former military vehicle and is 20 or more years old at the time of making application for registration or transfer of title of the vehicle, and who, unless the owner is an historical society that is exempt from federal income taxes, owns, has registered in this state, and uses for regular transportation at least one vehicle that has regular registration plates may upon application register the vehicle as a special interest vehicle upon payment of a fee under par. (b).
341.266(2)(b) (b) The fee to register a vehicle under par. (a) is twice the regular annual fee under s. 341.25 for the type of vehicle, except that the fee for a vehicle that has a gross weight of more than 8,000 pounds may be no more than twice the annual fee for a similar vehicle that has a gross weight of not more than 8,000 pounds.
341.266(2)(c) (c) The department shall furnish the owner of the vehicle with registration plates of a distinctive design in lieu of the usual registration plates, and those plates shall show that the vehicle is a special interest vehicle owned by a Wisconsin collector. Upon application, the owner may reregister the vehicle without the payment of any additional fee.
341.266(2)(d) (d) Each collector applying for special interest vehicle registration plates will be issued a collector's identification number which will appear on each plate. Second and all subsequent registrations under this section by the same collector will bear the same collector's identification number followed by a suffix letter for vehicle identification.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 50 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on December 6, 2019. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after December 6, 2019, are designated by NOTES. (Published 12-6-19)