342.06(1)(e) (e) Any further evidence of ownership which may reasonably be required by the department to enable it to determine whether the owner is entitled to a certificate of title and the existence or nonexistence of security interests in the vehicle.
342.06(1)(eg) (eg) Except as provided in par. (eh), if the applicant is an individual, the social security number of the applicant. The department of transportation may not disclose a social security number obtained under this paragraph to any person except to the department of children and families for the sole purpose of administering s. 49.22, to the department of workforce development for the sole purpose of enforcing or administering s. 108.22, to the department of revenue for the purposes of administering state taxes and collecting debt, and to the elections commission for the sole purpose of allowing the chief election officer to comply with the terms of the agreement under s. 6.36 (1) (ae).
342.06(1)(eh) (eh) If the applicant does not have a social security number, a statement made or subscribed under oath or affirmation that the applicant does not have a social security number. The form of the statement shall be prescribed by the department of children and families. A certificate of title that is issued in reliance on a statement submitted under this paragraph is invalid if the statement is false.
342.06(1)(em) (em) Any further evidence which may reasonably be required by the department to enable it to determine whether any of the information specified in s. 342.10 (3) (c) to (h) may be applicable to the vehicle.
342.06(1)(f) (f) If the identification number of the vehicle has been removed, obliterated or altered, or if the original casting has been replaced, or if the vehicle has not been numbered by the manufacturer, the application for certificate of title shall so state. If the identification number of the vehicle was originally based on an engine number and the engine number is no longer pertinent to the vehicle because of subsequent engine changes and no other manufacturer's identification number, chassis number or serial number exists, the department shall assign a new identification number for the vehicle under s. 342.30 (1m).
342.06(1)(g) (g) If the vehicle is a used motor vehicle which was last previously registered in another jurisdiction, the applicant shall furnish any certificate of ownership issued by the other jurisdiction and a statement pertaining to the title history and ownership of such motor vehicle, such statement to be in the form the department prescribes.
342.06(1)(h) (h) If the applicant for certificate of title for a motor vehicle intends to utilize that vehicle as a taxicab or for public transportation, the applicant shall state that fact in the application. If the applicant knows that the vehicle has previously been used as a taxicab or for public transportation and that fact is not noted on the old certificate of title, the applicant shall state in the application that the vehicle has previously been so used.
342.06(1)(hm) (hm) If the applicant for certificate of title for a motor vehicle intends to utilize that vehicle as a police vehicle by a law enforcement agency, the applicant shall state that fact in the application. If the applicant knows that the vehicle has previously been used as a police vehicle by a law enforcement agency and that fact is not noted on the old certificate of title, the applicant shall state in the application that the vehicle has previously been so used.
342.06(1)(hr) (hr) If the vehicle is less than 7 years old, is damaged by collision or other occurrence to the extent that the estimated or actual cost, whichever is greater, of repairing the vehicle exceeds 30 percent of its fair market value and was transferred to an insurer upon payment of an insurance claim, the insurer shall state that fact in the application. If the applicant knows that the vehicle had been transferred to an insurer upon payment of an insurance claim and that fact is not noted on the old certificate of title, the applicant shall state in the application that the vehicle has previously been so transferred. This paragraph does not apply to salvage vehicles.
342.06(1)(i) (i) The information required under s. 85.103 (2).
342.06(1)(j) (j) For a motor vehicle of a model year less than 10 years old, the certificate of title of the person transferring the title to the applicant or, if applicable, the manufacturer's document of origin; the mileage disclosure statement required under s. 342.155 (1); and, if applicable, the power of attorney required under 15 USC 1988 or rules of the department.
342.06(1)(k) (k) If the vehicle is an automobile, station wagon or motor truck having a registered weight of 8,000 pounds or less and a temporary operation plate has been issued for the vehicle under s. 341.09 (2m) (a) 1. b. or 2., the registration number of the temporary operation plate.
342.06(1m) (1m)On the form or in the automated format for application for a certificate of title, the department may show the fee under s. 342.14 (3m) separately from the fee under s. 342.14 (1) or (3).
342.06(2) (2)Any person who knowingly makes a false statement in an application for a certificate of title is guilty of a Class H felony.
342.06(3) (3)Any person intending to use a vehicle as a taxicab or for public transportation who fails to state such intent in the application for certificate of title or any person who fails to furnish any other information required by sub. (1) (h) may be required to forfeit not more than $1,000.
342.06 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. Trans 156 and 157, Wis. adm. code.
342.06 Annotation A violation of sub. (2) does not require that the person who makes the false statement must submit the application and is not limited to false statements made by an applicant. State v. Williams, 156 Wis. 2d 296, 456 N.W.2d 864 (Ct. App. 1990).
342.065 342.065 Title for salvage vehicle.
342.065(1)(a) (a) A purchaser of a salvage vehicle that is not currently titled as a salvage vehicle shall, promptly after delivery to him or her of the salvage vehicle, apply for a salvage vehicle certificate of title by submitting to the department the properly assigned certificate of title under s. 342.15 (1) (c) or other evidence of ownership, the applicant's statement that the vehicle is a salvage vehicle, an application for a salvage certificate of title and the required fee.
342.065(1)(b) (b) The owner of a salvage vehicle that is not currently titled as a salvage vehicle shall promptly apply for a salvage vehicle certificate of title by submitting to the department the certificate of title for the vehicle or other evidence of ownership, the applicant's statement that the vehicle is a salvage vehicle, an application for a salvage certificate of title and the required fee. This paragraph does not apply to a salvage vehicle that is purchased by a salvage vehicle purchaser subject to the requirements of par. (a).
342.065(1)(c) (c) If the interest of an owner in a vehicle that is titled in this state is not transferred upon payment of an insurance claim that, including any deductible amounts, exceeds 70 percent of the fair market value of the vehicle, any insurer of the vehicle shall, within 30 days of payment of the insurance claim, notify the department in writing of the claim payment and that the vehicle meets the statutory definition of a salvage vehicle, in the manner and form prescribed by the department.
342.065(2) (2)Upon notification from an insurer under sub. (1) (c), the department shall promptly notify the owner of the salvage vehicle that he or she is required to apply for a salvage vehicle certificate of title under sub. (1) (b).
342.065(3) (3)Upon compliance with the requirements of sub. (1), the department shall issue a salvage vehicle certificate of title for the vehicle. The certificate shall include the words “This is a salvage vehicle".
342.065(4) (4)
342.065(4)(a)(a) Except as provided in par. (b), any person who violates sub. (1) may be required to forfeit not more than $1,000.
342.065(4)(b) (b) Any person who violates sub. (1) with intent to defraud is guilty of a Class H felony.
342.065 History History: 1993 a. 63 s. 5, 6, 11; 1997 a. 283; 2001 a. 109.
342.07 342.07 Title for repaired salvage vehicle.
342.07(1)(1)Application for registration of and a new certificate of title for a repaired salvage vehicle must be accompanied by all of the following:
342.07(1)(a) (a) The required fees.
342.07(1)(b) (b) A properly assigned salvage certificate of title or a properly assigned certificate of title by a dealer under s. 342.16 (1) (a) for the vehicle.
342.07(1)(c) (c) Any other transfer document required by law.
342.07(1)(d) (d) The certificate of inspection under sub. (4).
342.07(2) (2)A repaired salvage vehicle may not be registered or be issued a new certificate of title until an inspector authorized by the department examines it for the following, as specified in rules promulgated by the department:
342.07(2)(a) (a) To determine whether the vehicle is the same vehicle for which the title submitted under sub. (1) was issued;
342.07(2)(b) (b) To verify the source and ownership of the major parts and components used to recondition the vehicle; and
342.07(2)(c) (c) To determine whether the vehicle is in compliance with safety equipment requirements.
342.07(3) (3)
342.07(3)(a)(a) The applicant shall pay a fee of $80 to the department for the examination in sub. (2).
342.07(3)(b) (b) If the examination is conducted by an inspector employed by a city, village, town or county, 75 percent of the fee paid under par. (a) shall be credited to the appropriation under s. 20.395 (5) (ch) and the city, village, town or county employing the inspector shall be reimbursed this amount from that appropriation.
342.07(4) (4)If the vehicle passes the examination in sub. (2), the inspector shall provide the applicant with an inspection certificate showing that the vehicle satisfies the inspection standards.
342.07 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. Trans 149, Wis. adm. code.
342.08 342.08 Department to examine records. The department shall check the application for a certificate of title against records of stolen vehicles:
342.08(1) (1)Before issuing a certificate of title for a vehicle last previously registered in another jurisdiction.
342.08(2) (2)Upon receipt of an application for a certificate of title showing a transfer of ownership of a vehicle.
342.08 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also ch. Trans 196, Wis. adm. code.
342.09 342.09 When department to issue certificate and to whom; maintenance of records.
342.09(1)(1)
342.09(1)(a) (a) The department shall maintain a record of each application for certificate of title received by it and, when satisfied as to its genuineness and regularity and that the applicant is entitled to the issuance of a certificate of title, shall issue and, except as provided in par. (b), deliver a certificate to the owner of the vehicle.
342.09(1)(b) (b) If there is a perfected security interest in a vehicle, the department shall deliver the certificate of title to the secured party having the primary perfected security interest in the vehicle.
342.09(2) (2)The department shall maintain a record of all applications and all certificates of title issued by it:
342.09(2)(a) (a) According to title number.
342.09(2)(b) (b) According to engine or identification number.
342.09(2)(c) (c) Alphabetically, according to name of owner.
342.09(2)(d) (d) In any other manner which the department determines to be desirable.
342.09(3) (3)The department shall charge a fee of not less than $2 for conducting a file search of vehicle title records.
342.09(4) (4)
342.09(4)(a)(a) The department may maintain any certificate of title or other information required to be maintained under this section in an automated format and may consider any record maintained in an automated format under this paragraph to be the original and controlling record, notwithstanding the existence of any printed version of the same record.
342.09(4)(b) (b) Records maintained by the department under this section are the official vehicle title records.
342.09 Cross-reference Cross-reference: See also chs. Trans 157 and 195, Wis. adm. code.
342.10 342.10 Contents of certificate of title.
342.10(1)(1)Each certificate of title issued by the department shall contain:
342.10(1)(a) (a) The name and address of the owner.
342.10(1)(b) (b) The names of any secured parties in the order of priority as shown on the application or, if the application is based on another certificate of title, as shown on such certificate.
342.10(1)(bm) (bm) Notwithstanding s. 342.02 (2), if the applicant is named in a statewide support lien docket provided under s. 49.854 (2) (b), a notation stating “Per section 49.854 (2) of the Wisconsin Statutes, the state of Wisconsin has a lien on this vehicle for unpaid support."
342.10(1)(c) (c) The title number assigned to the vehicle.
342.10(1)(d) (d) A description of the vehicle, including make and identification number, except that if the vehicle was last registered in another jurisdiction the make and model contained in the certificate shall be the make and model contained in the last certificate of title issued by the other jurisdiction.
342.10(1)(dm) (dm) The mileage disclosure statement required under s. 342.155, and any notations or qualifying statements explaining the odometer reading specified by the department by rule.
342.10(1)(e) (e) Any other data which the department deems pertinent and desirable.
342.10(2) (2)
342.10(2)(a)(a) The certificate of title shall contain spaces for all of the following:
342.10(2)(a)1. 1. Assignment and warranty of title by the owner.
342.10(2)(a)2. 2. The mileage disclosure statement required by s. 342.155.
342.10(2)(a)3. 3. Reassignment and warranty of title by a dealer or wholesaler.
342.10(2)(a)4. 4. Any information required by the department when a motor vehicle is sold at a motor vehicle auction or motor vehicle salvage pool.
342.10(2)(b) (b) The certificate of title may contain spaces for application for a certificate of title by a transferee and for the naming of a secured party and the assignment or release of a security interest.
342.10(3) (3)Before issuing a new or duplicate certificate of title for a motor vehicle, the department shall permanently record any of the following information, if applicable, on such certificate:
342.10(3)(a) (a) That the vehicle was previously licensed and used as a taxicab or for public transportation.
342.10(3)(b) (b) That the vehicle was previously licensed and used as a police vehicle by a law enforcement agency.
342.10(3)(c) (c) That the vehicle was not manufactured in compliance with all federal emission and safety standards applicable at the time of manufacture, whether or not the vehicle was subsequently modified to meet such standards, and that the vehicle is “non-USA standard".
342.10(3)(d) (d) That the vehicle was a flood damaged vehicle.
342.10(3)(e) (e) That the vehicle was a manufacturers buyback vehicle.
342.10(3)(f) (f) That the vehicle was previously a salvage vehicle.
342.10(3)(g) (g) That the vehicle was transferred to an insurer upon payment of an insurance claim. This paragraph does not apply to salvage vehicles.
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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)