Electronically scanned images of the published statutes. 341 .01 REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES 3434 CHAPTER 341 REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES REGISTRATION ___L41 .29 Registration for vehicles other than private 341 .01 Words and phrases defined, automobiles and taxicabs . 341 .:04 Penalty for operating unregistered or 341 30 Quarterly registration. improperly registered vehicle . 341 305 Monthly registration . 34105 When vehicles exempt from registration . 341 31 When part-period fees payable for vehicles 341,055 Snowmobiles. other than automobiles ; computation of 34106 Optional registration . part-period fees 341 .07 Certain vehicles to be registered by resident :341 32 Vehicle to be reregistered if subject to a lessee.. different fee . 34108 Application for registration . . 341 .33 When fees refundable, 34109 Temporary operation permits, 341 .34 Certification of net registration and title fees, 341 .10 Grounds for refusing registration . 341 35 Municipal vehicle registration fee 341 11 Contents, issuance and d i splay of certificate of EXEMPTION OF NON RESIDENTS registration ; issuance of duplicate certificate . . 34.1 ..40 Exemption of nonresidents and 341 12 Design , procurement and issuance of foreign-registered vehicles. registration plates . 341 41 Reciprocity agreements authorized . . 341 13 Additional specifications for design of certain 341 .42 Reciprocity permits .. plates. . REGI STR ATION OF D EALE R S, DISTRIBUTORS, 341 . . 14 . Application for and issuance of special plates . M AN UFACTU RERS, 'iRA NSP ORi ER S, AN D FINAN CE. 341,145 Application for and issuance of special license COMPANIES numbers. 34147 When vehicles of dealers, distributors, 341 15 Display of registration plates . manufacturers and transporters exempt from 341 .16 Issuance of duplicate plates. general registration requirements,. 341 .17 Division to compile and publish registration 341„51 When division to register dealer, distributor, lists . manufacturer or transporter ; application, ROVISIONS RELATING TO REGISTRATION FEES 34152 Design of registration plates . 341 . 2 Annual registration fees .. 341 .53 Expiration of registration ; transferability of 341 . 26 Special annual registration fees for certain plates, vehicles. 34155 Penalty for misuse of plates, 341 „ 265 Antique motor vehicles; registration, plates, 341 .57 Registration of finance companies and banks .. use. PENALTY FOR FRAUDULENT PR ACTI CES 341 266 Speciall interest vehicles; registration, plates, 34160 Fraudulent application for registration or use. . license., 341 . 27 Registration periods for private automobiles 34161 I mproper use of evidence of registration, and taxicabs.. 34162 False evidence of registration . . 341 .28 When part-year fees payable for private 34163 When registration to be suspended. . automobiles ; computation of part-year fees .. REGISTRATION such person moved to this state if application for registration and certificate of title has been 341 . 01 Word s and phrases defined . made . Words and phrases defined in s . 340,01 are usedd (b) All vehicles subject to renewal of regis- in the same sense in this chapter unless adiffer.- tration may be operated provided that applica- ent definition is specifically provided . tion for reregistration has been made.. 341 . 04 Penalty for opera tin g unre gis- (2) Unless application for reregistration ' has tered or i mproperly reg istered veh i cle. Ex- been made as required by s . 341, 32, it is un- cept during a state of emergency proclaimed lawful for ' any person to operate or for the under ch . 22 : t owne r to consent to being operated on any (1) I t is unlawful for any person to operate highway of this state any registered vehicle the or for an owner to consent to being operated construction or use of which has been changed on any highway of this state any motor vehi- so as to make the vehicle subject to a higher cle, mobile home, trailer or semitrailer or any fee than the fee at which it currently is regis- other vehicle for which a registration fee is tered or which is carrying a greater load than specifically prescribed unless at the time of op- that permitted under the current registration„ eration the vehicle in question either is regis- (3) Any person violating subs .. (1) or (2) may tered in this state or is exempt from registia- be fined not more than $200 or imprisoned not tion . more than 6 months or both , . In addition to (a) A vehicle may be operated by a private imposingthe penalty, the court shall order the person after the date of purchase of such vehi- offender to make application for registration or cle by such private person or after the date ieregistration and to pay the fee therefor, Electronically scanned images of the published statutes. 34 .35 REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES 341 . 07 341 . 05 Whe n vehicle s exempt fro m re gis- county traffic officer as required by ss . 342,06 tration . A vehicle, even though operated upon (1) (g) and 342 ..07 . a highway of'thisstate, is exempt from .registia- History: 1971 c .. 207. . tion when, such vehicle : (1) Is operated in accordance with the provi- 341 . 055 Snowmobiles . Snowmobiles shall sions relating to registration of dealers, distrib- not be registered under this chapter but shall be utors, manufacturers, transporters or finance registered under ch . .350. History: 19 7 1 c 2 77 . . . companies ; or (2) I s operatedd in accordance with the provi- 341 . 06 Opt i onal re gi stra tion . (1) The divi- sions exempting nonresident or foreign-regis- sion shall register the following vehicles upon tered vehicles from registration ; or proper application therefor and payment of the (6) I s operated exclusively upon stationary required fee even though such vehicles may be rails or tracks or propelled by the use of elec- exempt from registration : tricity obtained from overhead trolley struc- (a) A trailer or semitrailer having a gross tures; or weight of 3,000 pounds or less and not, used (7) I s a farm tractor used exclusively in agri- for hire. The registration fee charged shall be cultural operations, including threshing, or used exclusively to provide power to drive oth- the same as if the trailer or semitrailer were to er machinery, or to transport from job to job be used for hire. . machinery driven by such tractor ; or (b) A vehicle owned by a nonresident and (9) Is a trailer or semitrailer used exclusively which would be subject to registration if for the transportation of farm machinery, im- owned by a resident . The registration fee plements, produce or supplies on a farm or be- charged shall be the same as ifthe vehicle were tween farms; or owned by a resident . (10) Is a farm trailer with a gross weight of (2) A vehicle registered under, authority of' not more than 8,000 pounds and used as a this section is not on that account exempt from farm trailer ; or any property tax which would be payable in (11) I s a trailer or semitrailer permanently the absence of such registration equipped with a well-drilling outfit or designed for moving pea viners and used exclusively for 341 .07 Certain vehicles to be regis tered either of such purposes; or by resident lessee. (1) If` a motor truck or (12) Is a fork-lift truck, a specially con- tr uck tractor is to be operated in this state un- structed road or truck tractor used for shunt- der authority of a common carrier certificate or, ing trailers or semitrailers in terminal areas or contract carrier license issued by the public a trailer which is used principally off the high- service commission to a resident of this state, way ; or including a Wisconsin corporation, and such operation is in accordance with a lease or oper- (13) Is a trailer or semitrailer, having a gross ating agreement with thee owner of the motor weight of 3,000 pounds or less and not used truckk or truck tractor, oor, other person author- for hire ; or , ized to enter intoo such lease or operating (14) Is a trailer or semitrailer not operated agreement, the certificated or licensed carrier in conjunction with a motor vehicle ; or shall register such motor truck or truck tractor (14m) Is a new motor vehicle being operated in this state unlesst it has been so registered by only across a highway from point of manufac- the owner . This section applies even, though ture or assembly, the motor truck or truck tractor is owned by a (15) I s a motor', vehicle being towed, except non res ident . . when the person operating the vehicle supply- ing the motive power is a transporter he must (2) If a motor truck or truck tractor is oper- be registered as a transporter ; or ated by or with the consent of ' such certificated (16) Is a piece of road machinery . or licensed carrier on any highway of this state (17) Is an implement of husbandry . when such vehicle is not registered in this state (18) Is a motorr truck which is operated or when such vehicle is required by s . 341 . 04 upon- a highway only when directly crossing (2) to be re-registered, such carrier is subject to such highway . the penalty provided in s . 34104 (3) The (19) Is a motor vehicle last previously regis- n court, in addition to imposing the penalty, tered in another jurisdiction or a previously e shall order the carrier to make application for junked motor vehicle operated to or from a lo- registration or reregistration and to pay the fee cation where it is to be inspected by a state or therefor . . Electronically scanned images of the published statutes. 341 .07 REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES 3436 (3) This section does not affect the inter- custody ; or if neither parent has custody, then change of trailers and semitrailers as author- by the person or guardian having such custo- ized by s, 34141 (4) dy, stating that the applicant has the consent of such person or guardian to register such ve- 341 . 08 Application for registration . (1) hicle in the applicant's name . The signature on Application forr original registration and for re- such statement shall not imputee any liability newal of registration shall be made to the divi- for the negligence or misconduct of the appli- sion upon forms prescribed by it and shall be cant while operating such motor vehicle on the accompanied by the required fee highways . Any person who violates this section (2) Applications for' original registration of a may be fined not more than $200 or impris- vehicle shall contain the following information : oned not more than 6 months or both . . (a) The name of the owner, History : 1 97 1 c . . 1 64 . (ti) The name of the town, city or village in which the owner resides and, if the owner re- 341 . 09 Tempor a ry opera tio n perm i ts. (1) sides in a-city of the first or second class, his The division may issue a temporary operation true residential or business address . permit for an unregistered vehicle under any of (c) A description of the vehicle, including the circumstances set forth in this section . . . Such make, model, identifying number and any oth- permits shall contain the date of expiration and er information which the division may reasona- sufficient information to identify the vehicle for bly require for proper identification of the ve- which and the person to whom it is issued . . hicle . (2) Upon request therefor by a person who (d) The city, village or town in which the has made application for registration and paid vehicle is kept : the registration fee, the division shall issue to (e) Such further information as the division him without charge a temporary operation per- mayy reasonably require to enable it to deter- mit if' it appears that he would otherwise be mine whether the vehicle is by law entitled to unable to lawfully operate' his vehicle pending registration or' to enable it to determine the receipt by him of his registration plates . . proper registration fee for the vehicle . . (3) Upon application therefor to the admin- (3) The division may accept an application istrator by a person engaged in the active mili- and complete registration of'a vehicle when the tary service of the United States or its allies evidence of ownership is held by a nonresident and upon satisfactory proof' of'the active mili- lienholder or for other reason is not immedi- tary status of the applicant and of a furlough ately available and the division is satisfied as to granted to him the administrator shall issue to ownership of the vehicle . The title fee shall be the applicant without charge a -temporary op- collected at the time of registration and re- eration' permit which authorizes the applicant tained even thoughh certificate of title is not is- to operatee his own or any other vehicle desig- sued nated by him without registration of such vehi- (4) Applications for- renewal of registration cle. Such permit is valid only while the appli- shall contain the information required in sub . . cant is on furlough and for a period not to ex- (2) for original applications of such parts ceed 30 days . thereof as the division deems necessary to as- sure the proper registration of the vehicle . . The 341 .10 Grounds for refusing re g i s trat i on. division may require that applications for re- Thee division shall refuse registration of a vehi- newal of registration be accompaniedd by the cle under the following circumstances : certificate of title issued for the vehicle only when the true ownership or proper prior regis- (1) The required statefee has not been paid and any municipal vehicle registration fee im- tration of the vehicle is in doubt and cannot be resolved from records maintained by the divi- posed by a town, village or city in which the sion . vehicle is customarily kept has not been paid ; (5) The division shall supply the several of county clerks with blank applicationn forms for (2) The applicant has failed to furnish the original registration of" ..vehicles, information or documents required by law or (6) I f the applicant for a certificate of" cegis- by the division pursuant to .authority of law ; or tration is under 18 years of age, the application (3) A certificate of title is a prerequisite to shall be accompanied by a statement made and registration of the vehicle : and the applicant signed by the applicant's father if he has custo- does not hold a valid certificate of title and is dy of the applicant ; or if' the father does not notentitled to the issuance of a certificate of have custody, then by the mother if' she has title ; or Electronically scanned images of the published statutes. 3437 REGISTRATION OF VEH I CLES 3 4 1 .13 (4) The applicant hass had his registration cific requirements which may be imposed by suspended or revoked and such suspension or statute, thee division shall determine the size, revocation still is in effect ; or color and design of' registration plates with a (5) The vehicle is exempt from registration view toward making them visiblee evidence of under this chapter and voluntary registration the period for which the vehicle is registered and the fee class into which the vehicle falls as of the .e vehicle is not expressly authorized .. well as making them a ready means of identify- 341 . 11 Conten t s, i ssua nce an d d isplay of ing the specific vehicle or owner for which the certificate of re gistr a tion ; issuan ce of dupli - plates were issued .. cate certificate . (1) Except as provided in sub .. (3) All registration plates shall have dis- (2), the division upon registering a vehicle shall played upon them the following: issue and..d deliver to the owner a certificate of (a) The registration number or letters as- registration . The certificate shall contain the signed to the vehicle or owner . name, residence andd address of the owner, a (b) The name "Wisconsin" or abbreviation brief description of the vehicle, the registration «Wis" number assigned and the date of expiration of (c) An indication of the period for which the registration . The certificate shall be in such specific plate is issued or the date of expiration form and may contain such additional infocma- of registration . tion as the division deems advisable .. . (4) (a) All registration platess issued under s .. (2) Whenever a certificate of registration is 341 .25 (1) (a) and for motor trucks having a issued upon registration of a motor truck or gross weight of not more than 10,000 pounds truck tractor by a certificated or licensed carri- shall be treated with a reflectorized material . er` in accordance with s . 34107, the certificate An additional fee of 15 cents per year per set shall show that thevehicle is registered in the of registration plates shall be collected for cost name of ., ., owner, . . : .. ., lessee, and shall be de- of reflectorization and administration . The: di- livered to the applicant. vision shall prescribe the term for the use of (3) The division shall issue a duplicate certif- reflectorized plates . (b)_The division, in conjunction with the de- icate of registration upon application therefor by any person in whose name thee vehicle is partment of health and social services and the department of administration, shall establish registered and upon payment of a fee of 25 the specifications for the reflectoiized material cents and invite bids for supplying reflectorized ma- (4) In the case of motor trucks, motorr bus- terial The department of administration shalll ses, truck tractors and road tractors, the certif- establish a date for the opening of such bids icate of registration must be displayed in a and shall award the contract for supplying re- prominentt place in the driver's compartment flectorized material to the lowest responsible of the vehicle to which the certificate refers bidder . . The. specifications shall be drawn up Any person who operates and any person in for each base plate year . whose name the vehicle is registered who con- History : 1971 c 164 ss 71, 83 sents to the operation of any such vehicle with- out the certificatee of registration being so dis- 341 : 13 Addi t ion a l specifications for de- played may . be required to forfeit not more s i g n of cert a in plates. (1) In addition to the than $200 matter specified in s : 341 12 (3), registration History: 1971 c 164 s 83; 1971 c . 278 . plates for automobiles registered pursuant to the monthly series system shall comply with the 341 .12 Desi g n, procurement and issu - following specifications: ance of re gistration plates. (1) The division (a) The words "America's Dairyland" shall upon registering a vehicle pursuant to s . 341,25 be displayedd across either the lower or upper or 34.1 . .30 shall issue and deliver prepaid to the portion of the plate at the discretion of the ad- applicant 2 tegistcation plates for an automo- ministrator . bile, motor truck, motor bus,, school bus or self- (b) A 3-letter abbreviation for the month of propelled mobile home and one plate for other registration and the year of registration shall vehicles . . The division upon registering a vehicle be displayed in symbols not less than three- pursuant to any other section shall issue one fourths inch high plate unless it believes that 2 plates will better (c) The registration number, including the serve the interests of law enforcement . . prefix which may consist of' one or more let- (2) The division shall purchase plates from ters, shalll be located prominently in the center the state prison at Waupun unless otherwise of` the plate and shall be at least- 3 inches high approved by the governor . Subject to any spe- and of 'a clearly distinguishable design . . Electronically scanned images of the published statutes. 341 .13 REGISTRATION OF VEHICL ES 3438 (2) In addition to the matter specified in s . automobile. The plates shall be so designed as 341 . 12 (3), the registration plates for a vehicle to readily apprise law enforcement officers of registered on the basis of gross weight shall the fact that the automobile is owned by a bear a distinguishing letter or letters to indi- nonveteran disabled person and is entitled to cate the weight class into which the vehicle the parking privileges specified in s .. 346,50 falls (2a) No charge in addition to the registration (3) In lieu of issuing new plates upon each fee shall be made for the issuance of such renewal of registration of' a vehicle, the divi- plates . . sion may issue insert tags or decals to indicate (2) Upon compliance with the laws relating the period of registration . Such tags or decals to registration of motor vehicles, including are to be provided by the division and used payment of the prescribed fee plus an addition- only to the extent that outstanding plates are al fee of $1 accompanied by an application in suitable condition for further usage . . showing satisfactory proof that the applicant is the holder of an unexpired amateur radio sta- 341 . 14 Application for and issuance of tion license issued by the federal communica- special plates . The division shall issue special tions commission and that all necessary trans- plates as specified in this section under the fol- mitting and receiving equipment has been in- lowing circumstances : stalled in the vehicle, the division shall issue (1) Whenever any resident of this state who registration plates on which, in lieu of the usu- is registering or has registered his automobile al registration number ; shall be inscribed in submits a statement from the U :S, veterans ad- large legible form the call letters of ' such appli- ministration certifying to the division that he cant as assigned by the federal communica- is, by reason of injuries sustained while in the tions commission . active military service of the United States, dis- n (3) Upon request therefor by the state or a abled by paraplegia,, amputation of leg, foot, county of municipality which' is registering a both hands or if he is disabled by loss of use of vehicle owned by it and to be used in law en- a leg, foot, or both hands, minimum faulty vi- forcement work or for operation under s . sion of 20/200 or other condition certified to 20 : 916 (7), the division shall issue the same by the veterans administration resulting in an type of registration plate as it would issue for a equal degree of disability (specifying the partic- privately-owned vehicle of the same type in ular condition) so as not to be able to get lieu of the type of plate it ordinarily would is- about without great difficulty, the division sue for a vehicle owned by the state or by a e shall procure, issue and deliver to him, plates county ; or municipality This subsection does of a special design in lieu of the plates which not affect the registration fee to be charged . . ordinarily would be issued for the automobile . . (4) For antique motor vehicles as specified The plates shall be so designed as to readily in s 341 : 265 apprise law enforcement officers of the fact r (4m) For special interest vehicles as specified that the automobile is owned by a disabled vet- in s: 341 . 266 eran and is entitled to the parking privileges (5) Upon appl ication by any person awarded specified in s . 346 50 (2) , : No charge in addi- the congressional medal of honor and submis - tion to the registration fee shall be made for sion of proper proof ' thereof; the division of the issuance of such plates .. motor vehicles shall issue special plates so de- (1a) Whenever any resident of this state, signed as to indicate such award.. No charge who is registering or has registered his auto- r whatever shall be made for the issuance of mobile, submits a statement from a physician such plates . : duly licensed to practice medicine in this state History: 1971 c 164 s 83 ; 1971 c 299 . certifying to the division : that he is disabled by paraplegia, amputation of leg, foot or both 341 .145 ' Application for and issuance of hands or if' he is disabled by loss of use of a special ' license numbers. (1) In this section leg, foot or both hands, minimum faulty vision "special license number" means any number on of 20/200 or other condition certified to by a a registration plate other than that which the physician duly licensed to practice medicine in division determines would normally be issued this state resulting in an equal degree of'disa- sequentially to an applicantt for original or re- bility (specifying the particular condition) so as newal vehicle registration . . nott to be able to get about without great diffi- (2) The division shall issue a special license culty, the division shall procure, issue and de- number only upon request and upon the pay- liver to him, plates of a special design in lieu of ment of an additional fee of $3 when license plates which ordinarily would be issued for the plates are issued, if : Electronically scanned images of the published statutes. 3439 R EG I STRAT I O N OF VEHICLES 341 .17 (a) The request and alternative thereto is re- 341 . 16 Issuance of duplicate plates . (1) ceived by the division in writing by mail by the Whenever a current registration plate is lostt or 15th day of the month in which the vehicle is destroyed, the owner of the vehicle to which the to be registered ; plate was attached shall immediately apply to (b) The request is accompanied by the prop- the division for replacement Upon satisfactory er fee, an application for original or renewal proof'of the loss or destruction of the plate and vehicle registration and the proper registration upon payment of a fee off' $1 .50, the division fee; shall issue a replacement (c) The requested number has not already (2) Whenever' a current registration plate be- been issued . comes illegible, the owner of the vehicle to (3) Each special license number issued shall which the plate is attached shall apply to the be reserved for the recipient in succeeding reg- division for a replacement. Upon receipt of' sat- istration periods If' the individual does not isfactory prooff of illegibility, and upon pay- specifically request reissuance of the special ment of a fee of $150, the division shall issue a number as provided in sub . . (2), in a succeeding replacement . Upon receiptt of his replacement plate issuance year, the division may issue the plate, the applicant shall forthwith destroy his number to another applicant ... illegible plate . (4) Nothing in this section shall be con- (3) When issuing a replacement plate, the di- stiued to mean that the holder of any license vision may assign a new number and issue a number issued before or after July 2, 1966 has r new plate rather than a duplicate of` the origi- any claim on that number unless the provisions nal if in its judgment that is in the best inter- of this section have been met in full ests of economy or prevention of fraud . . In History: 1971 `c 164 s . 83, such event, the person receiving the replace- ment plates shall surrender both original plates 341 .15 Display of registration plates . (1) Whenever 2 registration plates are issued for a if 2 plates were issued.: vehicle, one such plate shall be attached to the (4) Any person issued replacement plates front and one to the rear of ' the vehicle.. When- who fails to surrender his illegible plates as re- ever only one registration plate is issued, the quired by sub . . (3) may be required to forfeit plate shall be attached to the front, if the vehi- not more than $200, cle is a truck tractor or road tractor ; otherwise, (5) This section does not apply to plates is- it shall be attached to the rear . sued pursuant to the law pertaining to the reg- (2) Registration plates shall be attached istrationof' dealers, distributors, manufacturers firmly and rigidly in a horizontal position and or transporters. conspicuous place . The plates shall at all times History: 1971 c 2'78.. be maintained in a legible condition and shall be so displayed that they can be readily and 34 . 1 . . 17; Division to c ompi le and publish registration Pists. (1) At the close of each distinctly seen and read . Any peace officer may month,, the division shall compile and produce require the operator' of any vehicle on which plates are not properly displayed to display in book form a list. of registrations made during that month pursuant to the monthly series sys- such plates as required by this .section . . tem of registering automobiles . . Such list shall g (3) Any of the following may be required to give the name and address of each registrant, forfeit not more than $200 : the registration number assigned, and such oth- (a) A person who operates a vehicle for er identifying information as thee administrator which current registration plate or insert tag deems necessary e has been issued without such plate or tag being attached to the vehicle, except when such vehi- (2) The division shall compile a list by coun- cle is being operated pursuant to a temporary ties of new automobile and motor truck iegis- operation permit ; trations . Registrations fox other new vehicles (b) A person who operates a vehicle with a may be included ifdeemed necessary by the di- registration plate attached in a non-rigid or vision .. Such lists shall be compiledd at such in- non-horizontal manner or in an inconspicuous tervals during the month as is deemed neces- place so as to make it diffi cult to see and read sary by the division but the final list compiled the plate; each month shall include the listing of the last (c) A person who operates a vehi cle with a o day of the month Such list shall contain only registration plate in an illegible condition due those vehicles being registered for the first time to the accumulation - of' Girt or other foreign after sale by a dealer Such list shall contain matter < the name and address of thee owner, the make, History: 1971 c . 278. 1 body type, identification number of the vehicle, Electronically scanned images of the published statutes. 341 . 17 REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES 3440 the dealer license number, if such dealer is reg- to receive free copies of the monthly lists such istered in this state, and the date of sale . additions to or changes in the monthly lists is- (3) Prior to January l of each year the ad- sued during the year preceding suspension as ministrator shall compile a list of all registra- are caused by the registration of vehicles not tions made : under the law relating to operators previously registered in the state or by the issu- of mobile amateur radio stations .. Such list ance of new registration numbers for vehicles shall contain the name and address of each previously registered . History : 1971 c . 164 . owner and the registration plate letters as- signed to each such owner . The list shall be ar- PROVISIONS RELATING TO ranged alphabetically according to the names REGISTRATION FEES of the owners..' (4) The division shall : make the following 341 .25 Annual registration fees . (1) Un- free distribution of registration lists compiled less a different fee is prescribed for a particular , as provided in this section : vehicle by s . .341 . 26, the following registration (a) To each county clerk making request fees shall be paid to the division for the annual registration of each motor vehicle, mobile therefor, one copy of each monthly automobile home, trailer or semitrailer not exempted by s . registration list , 341 . 05 from registration in this state : (b) To each county clerk making request (a) For each automobile or station wagon, a therefor, one copy of each daily new automo- fee of $18, . except that an automobile registered bile and motor truck registration list . in this state prior to September 1 1947, ' at a (c) To the sheriff of each county, one copy fee of less than $18 shall be registered at such of each monthly: automobile registration list lesser fee plus an additional fee of $2 . Two dol- and one copy of each list of registrations made lars of each fee prescribed under this para- under the law relating to operators of mobile graph shall be allotted as provided in s .. 20 395 amateur radio stations . . (2) (vw) and (wd) and (3) (u) and such $2 shall 11 (d) To each chief ' of police, one copy of each not be considered a portion of the net registra- monthly automobile registration list . tion fee under s 86 . 35 g (e) To each village clerk making request (b) For each motor vehicle with a shipping therefor, one copy of each monthly automobile weight of 1,000 pounds or less which is de- registration list signed primarily for the transportation of per- ( f) To the highway . commission, copies of sons rather , than property, a fee of $5, plus a each monthly automobile r egistration list as re- fixed fee of $2 which shall ' be credited to the quested . appropriation under s 20 370 (3) (z) and such (g) To the department of revenue, copies of $2 shall not be considered a portion of ' the net registered fee under s , 86 .35 each monthly automobile registration list as ie- quested (c) For each motor truck, a fee to be deter- (5) Public officers and agencies receiving mined in accordancewith sub. (2) on the basis of the maximum gross weight of the vehicle .. free copies of registration lists shall keep such Maximum gross weight shall be determined by lists current and open to public inspection .. adding together the weight in pounds of the (6) The administrator shall sell subsc r iptions vehicle when equipped to carry a load and the to the monthly automobile registration lists at maximum load in pounds which the applicant not more than $120 per year .. Other registra- proposes to carry on the vehicle . tion information ' may be sold by the adminis- (d) For each road tractor, a fee to be deter- trator at his discretion . In computing the mined in accordance with sub. (2) on the basis charge to be made for subscriptions to the new of the maximum gross weight of the vehicle automobile and motor truck registration lists, (e) For each truck tractor, a fee to be deter- the administrator shall determine the cost of mined in accordance with sub , (2) on the basis compiling such lists and shall fairly apportion e of the maximum combined gross weight of the major share of such costs among the sub- such truck tractor and any trailer and semi- scribers. trailer which the applicant proposes to com- (7) The division may suspend the' compila- bine with such truck tractor .. The maximum tion and distribution of the monthly - automo- combined gross weight shall in every case be bile registration list during the period of na- determined by adding together the weight in tional war emergency and while new registra- pounds of the combination of vehicles when tion numbers are not being issued annually, equipped to carry a load and the maximum but shall continue to transmit from time to load in pounds which the applicant p r oposes to time to the persons designated by this section carry on the combinations of vehicles . . Electronically scanned images of the published statutes. 344 1 REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES 341 . 26 (f) For each semitrailer operated in connec- Not more than 46,000 .. . . . 560 tion with a truck tractor, a fee of $10 . Not more than 48,000 . . 585 (g) For- each trailer or semitrailer designed Not more than 50,000 . . . .. 610 to be hauled by a motor vehicle other than a Not more than 52,000 . . . , . . . . 635 truck tractor, a fee which is one-half of the fee Not more than 54,000 . . .. . . . . .. . 669 prescribed for a motor truck of the same maxi- Not more than 56,000 . , 685 mum gross weight . The maximum gross weight Not more than 58,000 . . . . . . . . 710 shall be determined in the samee manner as for Not more than 60,000 . 735 a motor truck : Not more than 62,000 . .. 770 (h) For each motor bus a fee to be deter- Not more than 64,000 805 mined in accordance with sub (2) on the basis Not more than 66,000 . . . . . . . 840 t of the maximum gross weight of the vehicle . Not more than 68,000 . 875 The maximum gross weight shall be detei- Not more than 70,000 . . . . . . . . . . . . 910 mined by adding together the weight in pounds Not more than 71,000 . . . . , . . 930 y of the vehicle when equipped ready to carry Not more than 72,000 .. . 950 passengers and the total passenger weight ca- Not more than 73,000 . . 1,000 pacity in pounds: The total passenger weight (3) Upon payment of the fee prescribed by capacity in pounds shall be determined by di- law, a vehicle subject to registration on the ba- viding by 20 the total length in inches of seat- sis of gross weight may be registered at a ing space in or on the vehicle, including the weight in excess of the manufacturer's maxi- driver's seat, and multiplying this result by mum gross weight rating, : but such registration 150: does not exempt . such vehicle from compliance (i) For each mobile home 25 feet or less in with weight limitations imposed by law or by length, a fee of $5 ; for each mobile home more state or local authorities pursuant to autho r ity than 25 feet in length, a fee of '$10, of law (j) All fees and provisionss applicable to the registration of private automobiles also apply 341 .26 Special annual registration fees to the registration of motor homes. for certain vehicles. (1) TEN DOLLAR FEE, A (2) The following schedule shall be used in fee of $10 shall be paid to the division for the determining f'ees ' based on gross weight, but annual registration ' of the following types of each fee shall be increased by $2 to be allotted special mobile equipment unless the vehicle or as provided in s . . 20 395 (2) (vw) and (wd) and class of vehicles is exempted by s 34105 from (3) (u) and such $2 shall not be considered a registration in this state : portion of the net registration fee under s : . (a) A motor truck or traction well-drilling 86 . . .35 : rig permanently equipped with a well-drilling Maximum gross Annual outfit and used exclusively for well-drilling weight in pounds fee purposes ; Not more than .3 ;000 . . .. . . . . $ 16 r (b) A motor truck or traction sawmill or Not more than 4,500 . . . . . . . . .25 corn sheller rig permanently equipped with a Not more than 6,000 . . . . . . , 35 portable sawmill or corn sheller outfit and Not more than 8 ;000 . . . . . . 55 used exclusively for, sawmill or corn Sheller Not more than 10,000 : . .. 90 purposes, Not more than 12,000 . . . . . . . . . . . 115 (c) A trailer - not used for hire and used forr Not more than 14,000 . . .. . . 140 g transporting any ditching machine which is Not more than 16,000 . . , 165 used exclusively for farm ditching or for the Not more than 18,000, . . . .. . .. . . .. 190 loading of gravel or other road material and Not more , than 20,000, 215 which has a dipper capacity of not to exceed Not more than 22,000 . . . . . . . . : .. . . . . 240 Not more than 24,000 . . . . ; . . : . : . . . . . . 265 five-eighths of a yard ; Not more than 26,000 , . . . . ,. . 290 (d) A mobile crane or trench hoe used for Not more than 28,000 . .. . . . , 315 t bridge or building construction, for ditching Not more than 30,000 .. . . . : . . . . . 350 and excavating, for heavy machinery removal Not more than .32;000 . .. . . . . . . . . . 375 or installation or for loading and handling of Not more than 34,000 . .. . 400 heavy articles ; Not more than .36,000 . . . . . . 425 (e) A motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer, if Not more than .38,000 . .. . , . . . . .. . t 450 ope r ated empty or transporting the equipment Not more than 40,000 . ., . . . . . 475 of the owner to or from a certain location, Not more than 42,000 . . .. . . .. . . . . . 500 when such , operation at the location is any of Not more than 44,000 . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . .. . . 535 the following : Electronically scanned images of the published statutes. 341 .26 R EG ISTRATI O N OF VEHIC L ES 3442 1 . The performance of work on a contract (g) A motor' vehicle operated exclusively by for the construction or maintenance of high- a nationally chartered war veterans' organiza- ways or airports for the United States, the tion and used only for the purpose of advertis - state or any political subdivision thereof ; or - ing the organization ; 1 2 The production of agricultural lime ; or (h) A motor vehicle used for the urban mass 3 The clearing of land, building of dikes, or transportation of passengers as defined in s . terracing and ditching for the purpose of soil 71 : 18 ' (2) (a) or operated as auxiliary to or as erosion control, farm drainage or forestry . part of a street railway system (f) A motor truck on which is mounted feed k (i) A motor vehicle owned and operated ex- grinding and mixing equipment and used ex- clusively by the civil air patrol . clusively as a portable feed mill., (j) A motor vehicle and semitrailer operated exclusively as a mobile X-ray unit owned and r (g) A motor vehicle not used for hire and used in conjunction with a trailer on which is operated by a nonprofit corporation and used permanently mounted equipment used for exclusively for the purposes for which incorpo- rated and not for hire . wood chipping and screening. . (k) A fire truck owned and operated exclu- (h) A trailer on which is permanently sively by an incorporated volunteer fire depart- e mounted equipment used exclusively for wood ment chipping and screening (2m) THREE DOLLAR FE E (a) A fee of " $3 (2) ONE DOLLAR FEE'., A registration fee of n r shall be paid , to the division for the original is- $1 shall be paid to the division for the annual suance of " a registration and license plates for registration of each of ` the following vehicles : d any: . vehicle owned by this state or by any y (b) Any vehicle loaned to this state or to any county or municipality of this state and operat- county or municipality of this state for the du- ed exclusively, except for operation under s . ration of any war emergency and operated ex- 20 9,16 (7), in the public service by such state, clusively for civilian defense purposes by such county of municipality . The registration shall state, county or municipality ; be valid while the vehicle is owned and operat- (c) Any motor vehicle loaned to an ap- ed by the licensee . proved public or private school for the , sole (b) If a vehicle is replaced, reassignment of purpose of driver education ; e plate to replacement vehicle shall be made (d) A school bus owned, operated or under with payment of $1 . contract with a private or- public school of col- (3) AGRICULTURAL VEHICLES . In recogni- lege and used exclusively for transportation of tion of the relationship of the basic economy of students to or from schooll or college including the state to agriculture and the production and extracurricular activities to ox from points des- marketing of milk, there shall be paid to the ignated by such school or college ; division for the annual registration of the fol- lowing vehicles the fees prescribed in this sub- (da) When engaged in passenger-carrying section : operations other than as provided in par . . (d), n such school busses shall register and pay the (a) For each farm truck having a gross fees for motor busses provided for in s . .341 ,. 25 weight. of 10,000 pounds or less, a fee of $12, of which $2 is to be allotted as provided in s . (2), which said fees may be paid as provided 20.. .395 (2) (vw) and (wd) and (3) (u) and such for in ss. 341 : 30 and 341 . 31 . Fees for part- $2 shall not be considered a portion of the net quarterly registration shall be computed on the n registration fee under s . 86. 35 . For each farm basis of one-twelfth of the annual fee multi- truck having a gross weight of more than 10,- plied by the number of months of the current 000 pounds, a fee which is one-fourth of the quarter which ' have not fully expired on the fee prescribed by s . 34125, :without regard to date of the application, provided that, where the $2 additional fee prescribed in s. 341,25 (2) the vehicle was not operated in other than (intro , par ) ; for ' a motor truck of the same school bus service, an affidavit of nonoperation gross weight, plus $2, which $2 shall be allot- satisfactory to the division shall be filed with ted as provided in s . 20 395 (2) (vw) and (wd) e the application; and (3) (u) and such $2 shall not be considered (e) A motor bus owned and operated by a e a portion of the net registration fee under s . . charitable corporation and used exclusively for 86 . . 35 : the purposes for which incorporated and not (b) For each farm trailer having a gross used fox hire ; weight of more than 8,000 pounds but less (f) A motor vehicle operated exclusively as a than 12,000, a fee of $5 ; for each farm trailer Red Cross blood bank vehicle ; having a gross weight of 12,000 pounds or Electronically scanned images of the published statutes. 3443 REG ISTRATION O F VEHICLES 341 .26 more, a fee which is one-half of the fee pre- Not more than 30,000 . . , . . . . - . . . . . . . 210 scribed by s . 341,25 for a motor truck of the Not mo re than 32, 000 . . . . . .. . . .. . . . X25 same gross weight; Not more than 3 4,000 . . . . . . : . 240 (c) For each motor vehicle used exclusively Not more than 36,000 .. . . .. . . . .. 255 in the transportation of milk from the point of Not more than 38 , 000 270 production to the primary market, and the re- Not more than 40 , 000 . . . . . . . . . . . .. 285 turn of dairy supplies and dairy products from Not more than 42,000 . „ . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 such primary market to the farm, a fee to be Not more than 44,000 . . . . . . ,. 321 determined in accordance with par . (g) on the Not mo re than 46 , 000 . . . . . . . . . . 336 basis of maximum gross weight; Not more than 48,000' . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 351 (d) For each motor' vehicle used exclusively Not more than 50,000 . . . . 366 in the transportation of cheese, butter and Not more than 52 , 000 . . . . . . . . . . . . 381 powdered milk when such cheese, butter and powdered milk are transported fiom plant to Not more than 54 , 000 . . . , . . . . . 396 plant or to warehouses - within this state, a fee Not more than 56,000 . . . . .. 411 to be determined in accordance with par . . (g) Not mo re than 58 , 000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 426 on the basis of maximum gross weight . . Not more than 60,000 . . . . . . . : 441 (da) For each motor vehicle used exclusively Not more than 62 , 000 , . . . . : . . . . . . 462 in the transportation of liquid dairy products, Not more than 64 , 000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48:3 a fee to be determined in accordance with par .. Not more than 66 , 000 . . . . . . . . . . . . , - 504 (g) on the basis of maximum gross weight . Not more than 68 , 000 -. . . . . . .. . . 525 (e) A person owning and operating more Not more than 70,000,. . : 546 truck tractors - than semitrailers registered by n Not more than 71 ;500 . . 558 him within this state and used exclusively for Not more than 72 , 000 ' . . . 570 transpor ting liquid dairy products may register Not more than 73 , 000 . . . . . . ..' .. . 600 such excess truck tractors at the annual fees specified in par'. . (g), provided that he uses such (h) Except as otherw i se provided in par . (e) excess truck tractors exclusively with such the maximum gross weight of each vehicle, the semitrailers : The fee shall be determined on the registration fee for which is to be determined basis of weight of the truck tractor only, in accordance with sub . . (3) shall be computed (f) In pars. (d) and (e), "liquid dairy prod- as provided in s . .341 . 25 for the same type of ucts" means milk and products of milk in liq- vehicle . uid :form,, including without limitation because (4) GRADING, . DITCHING, EXCAVATING OR of enumeration, condensed and sweetened con- d HAULING VEHICLES . Except for those vehicles densed products of milk, both in raw .and pas- that qualify for registration under sub . (1) (a) teurized form : to (e), any motor vehicle, trailer or semitrailer, g :, (g) The following schedule shall be used in if operated empty, or used exclusively in trans- determining fees-for vehicles registered pursu- porting the equipment of the owner , to of from ant to par (c,), . (d) or : (e), but each fee shall be a certain location over the highways, when increased by $2 to be allotted as provided in s . such operation at the location is exclusively for 20 : 395 . (2) (vw) and (wd) and (3) (u) and such grading, ditching or excavating : or when such $2 shall not be considered a portion of the net registration fee under s. 86 . 35 : equipment is used exclusively ' for seasonal Maximum gross ' Annual hauling of'. carnival rides and equipment, shall weight in pounds fee be registered at one-fourth of the fee specified Not more than 3,000, . . .` . . $ ~ 16 in s. .34i :25 (2) for vehicles or combinations of Not more than 4,500 . . . . . . . . . .20 vehicles of`the same gross weight Not more than 6,000 . : .. . . . . . . . . 24 (5) TOUR TRAINS, For each tour train, the Not more than 8,000 . . . . . . .. , . . . 33 d operation of which is limited in s . 348 . 08 (1) Not more than 10,000 '. . . . . . . . . 54 (c), a single fee for the 3 or less units thereof Not more than 12,000 69 equal to one-half of the fee presc r ibed in s . Not more than 14,000, : 84 341,25 (1) (h) for a motor bus of' the same Not more than 16,000 . 99 maximum gross weight as the , aggregate maxi- Not more than 18,000 . .. 114 Not more than 20,000 . . . . . .. 129 mum gross weight of all units of ' the tour train, Not more than 22,000 : . . ,. . . . .: . . . , . 144 excluding the propelling motor vehicle, when Not more than 24,000 . .. . . . . . . 159 such gross weight is computed as prescribed in h Not more than 26,000,, 174 s . 341 . 25(1) (h)• Not more than 28,000 . .. . . . .. . . . . . . : . 189 History: ;1971 c 164 s„ 83 ; 1971 c. 250.0 Electronically scanned images of the published statutes. 341 .265 R EG I STRATION ' OF VEHICLES 3444 341 . 26 5 Antiq ue m o tor ve h icle s; re gis- sistent with this section, the provisions applica- tration , plates , use. Anyy person who is a resi- ble to other vehicles shall apply to special in- dent of this state and the owner (and any subse- terest vehicles. quent transferee) of a motor vehicle which is (a) Each collector applying for special inter- more than 40 years old at the time of making est vehicle license plates will be issued a collec- application for registration of the vehicle may tor's identification number which will appear upon application register the same as an antique on each plate.. Second and all subsequent regis- vehicle upon payment of a fee of $5, and be trations under this section by the same collec- furnished license plates of 'a distinctive design, tor will bear the same collector's identification in lieu of the usual license plates, which shall number followed by a suffix letter for vehicle show in addition to the identification number identification . . that the vehicle is an antique.. The registration (b) A collector must own and have regis- shall be valid while the vehicle is owned by the tered one or, more vehicles with regular license applicant without the payment of any addition- plates which he uses for regular transportation al fee : The vehicle shall only be used for special (3) I n addition to the fee in sub .. (2), there occasions such as display and parade purposes,,~ shall be an original (first time only) processing Unless inconsistent with this section, the provi- fee of $20 to defray the cost of issuing the orig- sions applicable to other motor vehicles shall inal collector's special interest vehicle license apply to antique motor vehicles . plates and to ensure that each collector will be issued only one collector's identification num- 341 .266 Spec i al i nter est veh ic l e s; re gi s- ber . tration , plates, use. (1) I n thiss section : (4) A collector may store unlicensed, opera- (a) "Collector" means the owner of one or ble or inoperable, vehicles and parts cars on more special interest vehicless who collects, his property provided the vehicles and parts purchases, acquires, trades or disposes of spe- cars and the outdoor storage area are main- cial interest vehicles or parts thereof for his tained in such a manner that they do not con- own use in order to restore, preserve and main- stitute a health hazard and are screened from tan a special interest vehicle for historic inter- ordinary public view by means of 'a fence, iap- est . idly growing trees, shrubbery or other appro- (b) "P arts car" means a motor vehicle gener- priate means ally in nonoperable condition which is owned History : 197 1 c, 299 by the collector to furnish parts which will en- able the collector to restore, preserve and 341 .27 Reg istration period s for private maintain a special interest vehicle or antique automobiles and tax ic abs . (1) All automo- vehicle . biles other than those that may be registered (c) "Special interest vehicle" means a motor under s . . 341265 or 341266 or are required by vehicle of any age which has not been altered s : 34129 to be registered on a calendar-year ba- or modified from original manufacturers speci- sis shall be registered by the division according fications and, because of its historic interest, is to the monthly series system of registration pre- being :preserved : by hobbyists. scribed by this section . (2) Any person who is the owner of 'a special (2) There are established 12 registration pe- interest vehicle whichh is 20 or more years old riods, each to be designated by a calendar at the time of making application for registra- month and to start on the first day of such tion or tr ansfer of title of"the vehicle may upon month and end on the last day of the twelfth application- register the . same as a special inter- month from the date of commencing . T he divi- est vehicle upon payment of a fee of $40, and sion shall so administer the monthly series sys- be furnished license plates of a distinctive de- tem of registration as to distribute the work of sign in lieu of thee usual license plates which registering automobiles as uniformly as practi- shall show in addition to the identification cable throughout the calendar year.. number that the vehicle is a special interest ve- (3) All automobiles subject to registration hicle owned by a Wisconsin collector The reg- under' the monthly series system shall be iegis- istration shall be valid while the vehicle is tered by the division for a period of 12 consec- owned by the applicant without the payment utive calendar months except as follows : of any additional fee . The vehicle may be used (a) If'the applicant holds current registration as are other vehicles of' the same type except plates which were removed from an automo- that motor vehicles may not transport passen- bile of which he no longer is the owner, or gers for hire and trucks may not haul material which has been junked, and such plates were weighing more than 500 pounds . . Unless incon- issued to him under the monthly series system, Electronically scanned images of the published statutes. 3445 REGISTRATIO N OF V EHICLES 341 .28 the division shall register the automobile which the plates were removed if such transfer or h is the subject of the . application for the remain- junking occurred on or before the 15th day of der of such unexpired registration period . the month .. (b) If the applicant does not hold current (3) If' the .e applicant does not hold current registration plates under the circumstances de- registration plates under the circumstances de- scribed in par . . (a) and the application is an e e scribed in sub .: (2) and the automobile which is original rather than renewal application, the the subject of' the application has not previous- division may register the automobile which is ly been registered in this state by the applicant, the subject of the application for- such period the fee payable by the applicant shall be com- or part thereof as the administrator determines puted on the basis of one-twelfth of the annual will help to equalize the registration and re- d fee multiplied by the number of months for which the automobile is being registered, the newal workload of the division . History : 1971 c . . 164 s . 82 ; 1971 c. 299 start of ` such registration period to be deter- mined in accordance with sub . (7) 341 . 28 When part-year fees payable for (4) If the applicant does not hold current private automobiles ; computation of part- registration plates under the circumstances de- year fees . (1) The applicant for registration of scribed in sub . . (2) but the automobile which is an automobile under the monthly series system the subject of the application has previously shall pay in full the annual registration fee pre- been registered in this state by the applicant, scribed by law, except as otherwise provided in he shall pay a fee covering all the time since this section.: the end of the period for which the automobile (2) I f' : the applicant for registration holds previously was registered unless : current registration plates which were removed (a) The automobile in the meantime has from an automobile of which he no longer is been owned by another person or registered in the owner, or which has been junked, and such another state ; or plates were issued to him under the monthly (b) At least 12 months have elapsed since series system, the applicant is exempt from the the end of the period for which the automobile payment of a registration fee, except in the fol- previously was registered and . the applicant filed with the division a statement that he did lowing cases : not during those 12 months operate or consent (a) I f" the annual fee prescribed for the auto- to the operation of" such automobile under cir- mobile being registered is higher than the an- cumstances making the automobile subject to nual fee prescribed for the automobile from registration in this state ; or which the plates were removed, the applicant (c) The automobile is owned by a person shall pay a fee computed on the basis of one- who has been in active military service and less twelfth of the difference between the 2 annual than 12 months of nonoperation have elapsed fees multiplied by the number- of months for since the end of the period fo r which the auto- which the automobile which is the subject of mobile was previously registered, provided the thee application is being registered . The start of applicant files with the division a statement of the new registration, for the purpose of com- such nonoperation . puting the fee, shall be determined in accord- (5) Under the circumstances described in ance with sub . (7) . sub (4), the fee payable by the applicant shall (b) I f the automobile which is the subject,of be computed as prescribed in sub : (3) for an the application was owned by the applicant at automobile not previously registered by him in the time of and on or before the 15th day of this state, provided that he first files with the the month in which the transfer or junking of division a statement of nonoperation if " re- the other automobile occurred and was not quired to do so by sub (7) . currently registered at the time of such transfer (6) If the automobile being registered under or junking, the applicant shalll pay a fee to be the circumstances described in sub . (3) or (4) is computed as provided in subs . (3) to (5) but he a replacement for a registered vehicle which shall receive a credit for the unused portion of has been junked, the applicant is entitled to a the current registration ; Such credit shall be credit to be computed and applied in accord- computed on the basis of one-twelfth of the an- ance with s. 341 .31 (2) (b) nual fee paid for the vehicle from which the (7) For the purpose of computing the regis- plates were removed multiplied by the number tration fee payable upon registration of an au- n of months remaining in the registration period tomobile under ' circumstances described in represented by the removed plates, including subs : (2) to (4), the beginning of the current the month during which the applicant trans- regist r ation period shall be determined as fol- ferred or junked the automobile from which lows: Electronically scanned images of the published statutes. 341 .28 REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES 3446 (a) If the first operation of an automobile the remainder of the current registration peri- under circumstances making the owner liable od as lawful evidence of the registration of the for its registration in this state occurs on or be- vehicle:. This subsection does not affect compu- fore the fifteenth day of a given month, the e tation of fee . payable by the applicant . d registration period commences on the first day of' such month , If the first operation occurs on 341 . 30 Quarterly registration. (1) Any of or after the sixteenth day of 'a given month, the the following vehicles except vehicles registered registration period commences on the first day under s . 341 305 may be registered on a quar- of the following month . . "First operation" tezly basis in lieu of the annual registration means operation of an automobile for the first specified in s . . 341 . .29 . ti me after it was transferred to the applicant or (a) A motor bus havingg a registered gross after it was registered in another state or after weight of more than 8,000 pounds, except mo- an active service refund or after the expiration tor busses registered under s 34126 (2) (d) of 12 months of nonoperation since expiration and (h) ; of the last registration in this state .. (c) A motor truck, road tractor or trailer (b) In the case of an automobile which has having a registered gross weight of more than not previously been registered or which has 8,000 pounds; not been registered in this state by the present (d) A truck tractor, when the aggregate owner since he last acquired ownership of the combined registered gross weight of the truck automobile, the division shall assume that the tractor and any semitrailer operated in con- date of first operation within the meaning of junction with it is more than 8,000 pounds; par. (a) is the date of the bill of'sale evidencing (e) Anyy of the vehicles subject to registration the . transfer of ownership to the applicant un- under s .. 341,26 (3) (c), (d) or (e) having a reg- less the applicant files with the division a state- istered gross weight of more than 8,000 ment that the automobile was not so operated pounds.. until a later date, specifying the date of such (2) For the purpose of quarterly registration e first operation.. In the case of at least 12 of vehicles, the quarters are January 1, April 1, months of nonoperat on of an automobile pre- July 1, and October 1 . A registration made on viously registered by the applicant, he must file with the division a statement that he did not a quarterly basis expires on the last day of the operate or consent to the operation of his auto- quarter for which the vehicle is registered. mobile under circumstances making it subject (3) The quarterly registration fee is one- to registration in this state ' during such 12- fourth of the annual fee plus $l The registra- month period - and must specify the date fol- tion period starting July 1, 1962 and ending lowing such period when the automobile was December 31, 1962 shall be considered as a first so operated . The division may refuse to full registration period and a vehicle shall be accept a statement which projects the date of exempt from the $1 quarterly charge if'the ini- first operation into the future . tial payment of fees registers the vehicle History: 1971 c 164 s 83 through December 31, 1962 The division shall register a vehicle subject to quarterly registra- 341 .29 Registration for vehicles othe r tion for as many quarters less than a full year than private automobiles and taxicabs. (1) as the applicant desires, but the fee payable for Annual registration for all vehicles other than each quarter shall be computed as provided in private automobiless and taxicabs, shall be for this subsection . If satisfactory evidence is pro- the calendar year, and expire on December 31 of vided that a vehicle was not operated on the the year for which the vehicle is registered . . The highways during any quarter it shall be exempt division shall take the necessary action to make from the payment of fees for the quarter in the change not later than January 1, 1963 : . which it was not used . (2) If an application for registration of a ve- hicle subject to registration on a calendar year 341 . 305 - Monthly registration . (1) Any basis, is :received after November 30 and the ve- motor truck, or truck tractor used exclusively hicle is not registered in this state at thee time to transport logs or pulpwood, dirt, fill, or ag- of application and the applicant desires to reg- gtegates or fresh milk or to transport perishable ister for the succeeding registration period as fresh fruits or vegetables for canning or freez- well as for the remainder of the current period, ing, including return of waste, may be regis- the division upon registering the vehicle shall tered on a monthly basis in lieu of the annual issue registration plates designed for the suc- registration specified in s : 341 29 The monthly ceeding registration period rather than for the registration fee is one-twelfth of the annual fee .. current period . Such plates also serve during Monthly registration periods begin on the first Electronically scanned images of the published statutes. 3447 REGISTRATIO N OF VEH ICLES 341 .31 day of' each calendar month and end on the 3 . At least 12 months have elapsed since the last day of the month . . The division shall regis- end of the period for which the vehicle previ - ter a vehicle under this section for as many ously was registered and the applicant files months less than a full year as the applicant with the division a statement that he did not,, desires, and the fee payable shall be the month- during such 12-month period, operate or con- ly registration fee times the number of months sent to the operation of the vehicle under cir- for which registration is desired plus $2 . If sat- cumstances making the vehicle subject to iegis- isfactory evidence is provided that a vehicle tration in this state ; or was not operated on the highways during any (c) The vehicle is a replacement for a regis- month it shall be exempt from the payment of tered vehicle which has been junked ; or fees for the month in which it was not used .. (cm) The vehicle is a replacement for a reg- (2) Any truck tractor or motor vehicle istered vehicle eligible for quarterly registration equipped with a dump or other box used ex- under s . .341 .. 30 which has been traded, sold or clusively to transport gravel, cement, and bitu- removed from this state but for which the an- minous road construction materials or agricul- nual registration fee has been paid ; or tural lime or' equipped with a mechanical ce- n (d) ' The vehicle is owned by a person who ment mixer used exclusively to mix and deliver received a refund pursuant to s . 341 33 (3) be- cement may be registered on a monthly basis cause of active military service and the vehicle in lieu of the annual registration specified in s . has not been operated since such refund was 341 29 The monthly registration fee is one- granted . . twelfth of the annual fee: . Monthly registration (2) Part-period registration fees shall be periods begin' on the first day of each calendar computed as follows : month and end on the last day of the month .. (a) For vehicles registered under the condi- The division shall register a vehicle under this tions in sub (1) (a), (b) or (d), the fee for the section for as many months less than a full current registration period shall be computed year as the applicant desires, and the fee paya- on the basis of one-twelfth of the annual iegis- ble shall be the monthly registration fee times tration fee prescribed for the vehicle multiplied the number of months for which registration is by the number of months of the current regis- desired plus $2 . I f satisfactory evidence is pro- tration period which have not fully expired on vided that a vehicle was not operated on the the date the vehicle first is operated by or with highways during any month it shall be exempt the consent of the applicant under circum• • from the payment of" fees for the month in stances making it subject to registration in this which it was not used . state (plus $1, in case of a quarterly registra- tion) In the case of a vehicle which has not 341 . 31 When part-period fees payable fo r previously been registered or which has not vehicles other than automobiles ; computa - been registered in this state by the present tion of part- period fees. (1) The annual regis- owner since he last acquired ownership of the tration fee shall be paid in full on all vehicles vehicle, the division shall assume that the date registered pursuant to s 341,29 and the quar- of first operation is the date of the bill of sale terly registration fee shall be paid in full on all evidencing transfer of ownership to the appli- vehicles registered pursuant to s . 341,30 unless cant unless he files with the division a state- the vehicle comes within one of the following ment that the vehicle was not so operated until categories, in which event the applicant is liable a later date, specifying the date of' such first for the payment of only apart-period fee to be operation The division may refuse to accept any statement which projects the date of first computed in accordance with sub .. (2) :" operation into the future (a) The vehicle has not previously been reg- (b) For the registration of a replacement ve- istered in this state; or hicle under the conditions set forth in sub ., (1) (b), The vehicle previously was registered in (c) or (cm), the fee shall be computed as for a this state but : vehicle not previously registered in this statee 1 . The vehicle in the meantime has been reg- but a credit shall be allowed for the unused istered in another jurisdiction and such foreign portion of the fee paid for the vehicle being re- registration was in effect during or subsequent . placed Such credit shall be computed on the to the expiration of the previous registration in basis of one-twelfth of the annual registration this state ; or fee prescribed for the vehicle being replaced 2 The vehicle was transferred to the appli- multiplied by the number ' of months of' regis- cant after the expiration of the last registration tration which have not fully expired at the in this state; or time the vehicle being replaced was junked, Electronically scanned images of the published statutes. 341 .31 R EGISTRATI ON OF VEH I CLES 344 8 traded, sold or removed from thee state . . I t is applied toward the reregistration of the vehicle not necessary that the replacement vehicle be only up to the date when the previous registra- of the same type as the one being replaced in tion would have expired . order for the applicant to take advantage of (2) Whenever the owner or other person re- the credit but the credit may be applied toward sponsible for registration of a vehicle required registration of the replacement vehicle only up to be registered on the basis of gross weight de- to the date when the registration of the vehicle sires to carry a greater load than that permit- being replaced would have expired . ted under the current registration of ' such vehi- (4) The transferee of a vehicle registered as cle, he shall make application for reregistration provided in s . 341,29 or 341 .30 is not subject of the vehicle at a higher gross weight . . When- to the payment of any registration fee for the ever such person is convicted of carrying a remainder of the period for which the vehicle d greater load than that permitted under his cur- is registered unless, by reason of his status or rent, registration, the court, in addition to im - the use to which the vehicle is put, the fee pre- posing the penalty prescribed by law, shall or- scribed by law is higher than that paid by the der such person to make application for rereg- former owner . I n such event, the fee shall be istration of' the vehicle at a gross weight computed on the basiss of one-twelfth of the sufficiently high to cover the load which he h difference between the 2 annual fees multiplied was convicted of carrying. The fee payable by the number of months of the current regis- upon reregistration shall be computed on the tration period which havee not fully expired on basis of one-twelfth of the difference between the date, after the vehicle is acquired by the the annual fee prescribed for the vehicle as pre- applicant, when such vehicle is first operated viously , registered and the annual fee pre- by him or with his consent under circum- scribed for the vehicle as reregistered, multi- stances making it subject to registration in this plied by the number of months of the quarter state.. or year for which the vehicle is being reregis- (5) This section does not apply to persons tered which had not fully expired when the ve- authorized to register vehicles at a special an- t hicle became subject to the higher fee . This nual fee of $ l or to vehicles registered at an subsection does not apply under the circum- annuall fee of $3 or less. Such vehicles, whether stances stated in sub . (3) . . registered for a full period or part- thereof and (3) A motor truck with a registered gross whether or not previously registered, shall be s weight of 10,000 pounds or less and loaded ex- registered at the full annual fee .. If a person au- clusively with fluid milk or cream may, during thorized to register a vehicle at a special fee of the months of May, June and July, carry from $1 transferss the vehicle to a person not so au- the point of production of such milk to the pri- thorized, the fee payable by the transferee shall mary markett theref 'or . 1,500 pounds or less in be computed as for a vehicle not previously excess of the gross weight for which such mo- registered in this state. tor truck is registered without a reregistration of such motor ' truck on account of such excess 341 . 32 Vehic le to be rere gistered if s ub - loading ject to a different fee . (1) Whenever the con- struction, or the use of a registered vehicle is 341 .33 When fees refundable . (1) The di- changed in a manner making the vehicle subject vision shall not refund a feee paid to it except to a different registration fee thann the fee for when expressly authorized or directed by this which the vehicle currently is registered, the section or some other provision of the statutes owner shall immediately make application for to do so. reregistration . The fee payable upon such rereg- (2) The division shall refund all except $2 of istration shall be computed as for a vehicle not the registration fee collected from a nonresi- previously registered in this state but a credit dent who acquires a vehicle in this state ifthe shall be allowed for the unused portion of the registration plates are returned to the division fee paid for the previous registration ifthe reg- within 30 days after they were issued . . istration plates issued upon the previous regis- (3) The division shall refund the unused por- tration are returned to the division . Such credit tion of a registration fee paid for the registra- shall be computed on the basis of one-twelfth of tion of a vehicle owned by a person who is en- the annual registration fee prescribed for the ve- tering active ser'vice'e in the naval or military hicle as previously registered multiplied by the forces of the United States if such person number of months of registration which have makes application for such refund upon a form not fully expired on the date the vehicle became prescribed by the division, furnishes such proof' subject to the different fee . . Thee credit may be as the administrator' may require that the vehi- Electronically scanned images of the published statutes. 3449 REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES 341 . 40 cle will not be operated in this or another state (4) NOTICE OF F EE S . A municipal governing during the remainder of the period for which body which enacts a mun icipal vehicle regis- the vehicle is registered, and returns to the di- tration fee shall notify the division that it has vision his certificate of registration and regis- so elected and report the amount of such fee . . tration plates The refund shall be computed The municipality shall repo rt any change in on the basis of one-twelfth of the annual regis- such amount to the division . . The notification tration fee paid for the vehicle multiplied by shall be made at the time and in the form pre- the number of full months remaining in the pe- scribed by the division . riod for which the vehicle is registered when (5) NOTICE AND PAYMENT OF FEE (a) The the vehicle ceases to be operated, division shall require evidence of payment of the municipal vehicle registration fee on all ve- 34 1 . 34 Cer t ifi cati on of net registra t ion n hicles subject thereto as a condition of registra- and title fees . Annually beginning October 1, tion under this chapter . 1972, the department shall certify to the high- (b) Prior to the return of his registration re- way commission the total net registration and newal application to the division, the applicant title fees derived from vehicles registered in the shall pay the municipal vehicle registration fee state for the fiscal year ending the previous June to the municipal treasurer, who shall record on 30 in the manner required fox the computation the registration renewal application or ' on a of the highway tax distribution provided in s . separate statement, if required by the division, 86' .35 . Net registration and title fees derived the fact that the municipal vehicle registration from vehicles registered in the state prior to fee has been paid , July 1, 1971, shall be certified pursuant to s . (c) The division shall refuse an original or 34134 (1), 1969 stats History: 1 971 c 1 2 5. renewal application for registration unless the application bears an authentic indication th at 341 .3 5 Municip a l veh i cl e re gis tr atio n fee . the municipal vehicle registration fee has been ( 1 ) ' ANNUAL REGISTRATION F EE . In this sec- paid : The division may provide for temporary tion " .`municipality" means a town, village or original registrations : for such periods as are city and "motor vehicle" means an automobile necessary to permit payment thereo f to the lo- or, station wagon. The governing body of 'a mu- cal treasurer-, nicipality-may enact an ordinance imposing an (d) The division shall establish uniform spec , annual flat municipal registration fee on all ifications for all receipts and payment stamps motor vehicles registered in this state and used by a municipality in certifying payment of which are customarily kept in the municipal- this tax;. ity, which fee shall be in addition to state reg- (6) REIMBURSEMENT . At the end of each istration fees but not more than 50% of the calendar year the division shall determine the state registration fee ., average cost of preparing and submitting the (2) ExENtr'itoNS The following vehicles are information required by this section for a vehi .- exempted from any municipal vehicle . registra- cle, and shall bill each municipality levying tion fee: such a fee for the number of vehicles registered (a) Alll vehicles exempted by this chapter therein.. The municipality shall reimburse the from payment of a state vehicle registration state for such administrative costs . .fee .. (7) RE r LaC EME tvrs . No municipal vehicle (b) All vehicles registered by the state under registration fee may be imposed on a motor ve- y this chapter for an annual fee of less than $5 . . hicle which is a replacement for a motor vehi- (3) SITUS; PLAC E OF PAYMENT A ri10tOT'- ve- cle for which a current municipal vehicle regis- hicle shall be recorded as customarily kept in tration fee has been paid. . the city, village or town which receives the tax 5 History : 1971 a 125 s. 521 ; 1971 c 164 s.. 83 distribution attributable to such vehicle under EXEMPTION OF NONRESIDENTS s .341„34, The municipal vehicle registration fee shall be paid to the treasurer of'the munici- n 341 .40 Exemption of nonresidents and pality : A municipal vehicle registration fee forei g n -re gistered veh i cles. (1) Except as to paid to one unit of government on any vehicle foreign-owned vehicles required by s 341,07 to shall be valid in all other units of government be registered in this state, any vehicle which is through the date for which originally paid, if registered in another jurisdiction is exempt no change" of ownership or registration occurs from the laws of this state providing for the in such period . : registration of such vehicles if: Electronically scanned images of the published statutes. 341 .40 REGISTR AT I ON O F VEHI CLES 3450 (a) The vehicle carries a registration plate cles, trailers or semitrailers properly licensed indicating the registration in such other juris- or registered in either jurisdiction, may be ope- diction; and rated in intrastate commerce in either jurisdic- (b) The vehicle is owned by a nonresident ; e tion without additionall base plate registration and or the payment of permit fees or mileage or (c) The jurisdiction in which the vehicle is flat taxes, providing like privileges are accord- registered allows such vehicles when registered ed Wisconsin licensed vehicles when operated in Wisconsin to be operated tax free upon its ;in such other jurisdictions, and that this state highways under conditions substantially as fa- e will obtain a fair and equitable share of` license vorable to residentss of Wisconsin as to its own registrations . . Such agreementt may include residents,. such restrictions, conditions and privileges, in- (d) The vehicle is operated in accordance cluding any proportional registration, taxes or with rules adopted by the administrator based fees, as are uec rnPd advisable. on the gross weight of the vehicle . These rules (lb; % Vehicles operated in intrastate com- may also establish procedures for the issuance merce in this state are not exempt by virtue of of blanket fleet reciprocity authorization in lieu any reciprocity agreement entered into pursu- of individual vehicle certificates of registration ant to sub. (la) unless : prescribed in s 341 .42 (3) . The administrator (a) The vehicle has. conspicuously displayed may, by rule, determine the gross weight ex- upon it a valid registration plate; emption giving consideration to reciprocity (b) The operator of the vehicle has in his privileges extended to W isconsin residents in possession a valid registration certificate or other jurisdictions. Foreign owned or operated other evidence that the vehicle is properly reg- vehicles entering Wisconsin to have special istered ; and equipment or a body constructed or installed (c) The vehicle displays a Wisconsin blanket or for repair shall be exempt from the registra- fleet reciprocity authorization, Wisconsin tax tion requirements of this section . permit, Wisconsin prorate plate or other form (2) If the owner' of any such vehicle moves of Wisconsin authorization unless ope r ated in to Wisconsin or if the vehicle is purchased by a accordance with rules adopted under s 341,40 Wisconsin resident, the vehicle immediately (1 ) (d) becomes subject to the laws of this state pro- (2) A nonresident operating a vehicle in this viding for the registration of :vehicles . state is not -exempt by virtue of any reciprocity t agreement entered into pursuant to sub.. (1) un- s 341 . 4 : 1 Reciprocity agreements author- less : ized . (1) The administrator with the approval of'the governor is authorized to enter into ie- ' (a) The vehicle is properly registered in the ciprocal agreements with the responsible offi- jurisdiction of the residence of its owner, its domicile, `or the principal place of business of cers of otherJurisdictions as to licenses, permit fees, mileage and flat taxess under which motor s its owner or is registered on a proportional vehicles, traders, or semitrailers properly li- registration basis - pursuant to an interstate censed or registered in other jurisdictions may compact ; and be operated in interstate commerce in this state (b) The vehicle has conspicuou§ly displayed without a Wisconsin registration or the pay- upon it a ° valid registration plate; and ment of permit fees or mileage or flit taxes, (c) 'The operator of the vehicle has in his provided like privileges are accorded to vehicles possession a valid registration certificate or owned by Wisconsin residents when operated in other evidence that the vehicle is properly reg- such other jurisdictions Such agreement may ; istered and include such restrictions, conditions and privi- (d) If the vehicle is subject to s, 341 . 42, the leges, including anyy proportional registration, n vehicle has displayed upon it an identification taxes or fees, as are deemed advisable . Such g plate or decal indicating that a reciprocity per- agreement shall provide that a resident of this mit has been issued.. state when using the highways of such other (3) If' the laws of another , jurisdiction impose ,jurisdiction shall : receive exemptions of a simi- upon the vehicles of residents of this state any lar kind to a like degree . taxes, fees, charges, penalties, obligations,, re- (la) The administrator with the approval of strictions, prohibitions or limitations of any the governor is authorized to enter intoo recip- kind additional to those imposed by this state rocal agreements with the responsible officers upon the vehicles of residents of such other , ju- of other ,jurisdictions as to licenses, permit fees, risdiction the administrator with the approval mileage and flat taxes under which motor vehi- of the governor is authori zed to impose and Electronically scanned images of the published statutes. 3451 REGISTRAT I O N OF V EHIC L ES 341 .42 collect fees or charges in like amount and to (8) R esidents of the state operating a fleet of provide for similar obligations, prohibitions or 3 or more units consisting of trucks, truck limitations upon the owner or operator of a ve- tractors or road tractors with a gross weight of hicle registered in such other jurisdiction so not less than 12,000 pounds shall display Wis-• long as the laws of such other jurisdiction re- consin license plates for which 100% of the fee quiring such imposition remain in effect . has been paidd on vehicles not exempt from (4) Trailers and semit t a lers may be operated Wisconsin registration and operatedd in intra- in Wisconsin without the payment of fees or state commerce . Vehicles engaged in interstate ton mile or flat taxes when such trailers or commerce may display Wisconsin prorate li- cense plates for which: a proportional registra- semitrailers are operated in exchange for trail- tion fee has been paid in addition to a full fee ers or semitrailers or are operated in accord- license plate from another jurisdiction.. Such ance with rules adopted by the administrator proportional registration shall be accomplished respecting the interchange of equipment . . When either by payment to the division of registra- used in railroad trailer-on-flat-car service, for- tion fees in an amount equal to that obtained eign licensed trailers or semitrailers may be by applying the proportion of in-state fleet operated in commerce in Wisconsin without miles divided by the total fleet miles to the to- the payment of permit or registration fees . tal fees which would otherwise be required For (5) In this section, "proportional registra- the registration' of all such vehicles in this tion, taxes or fees" means the registration of 'a state,' or by registration of a portion of such portion of the vehicles or the payment of a vehicles as determined under this subsection, portion of ' the taxes or fees in Wisconsin and a The administrator may refuse to permit any or portion in the reciprocating jurisdiction in a all of such vehicles to be registered under ap- general ratio or proportion based on the total portionment if' he is not satisfied thatt this state number of miles traveled by the owner or oper- will obtain a fair and equitable share of license ator in the reciprocating jurisdictions e registrations of the vehicles comprising such (6) The administrator is also authorized to fleet . accept proportional registration of a fleet of 3 341 . 42 Reciprocity permits . (1) An .opera-. e or more vehicles of any duly authorized com- for or owner of a motor truck, road tractor, mon carrier of passengers as defined in s . truck tractor or motor bus having a grosss 194 . 01 . (5), operating such fleet in interstate weight as determined in s . 341,40 (1) (d) is not commerce or jointly in interstate and intrastate eligible to receive reciprocity privileges under commerce in this state, if he is satisfied prior an agreement entered into pursuant to s 34141 to the approval of' such p r oportional registra- unless he has made application for and been tion that this state will obtain , a fair and equi- issued a nonresident reciprocity permit pursu- table share of license registrations of the vehi- ant to this section cles comprising such fleet .. Such proportional (2) Application shall be made to the division registration shall be accomplished either by upon a form prescribed by it and shall be sub- payment, to the division of motor vehicles, of scribed by the applicant, The application shall registration fees in an amount equal to that ob- contain : the name and address of the owner taineO by applying the proportion of in-state and such other information as the divisionn re- e fleet miles divided by the total fleet miles to quires to enable it to determine whether .r the the totall fees which would otherwise , be re- applicant is entitled to a permit . quiied for the registration of each and all such (3) Upon receipt of a proper ly completed ap- vehicles in this state, or by registration of a plication form and upon being satisfied that portion of such vehicles as above determined . . . the applicant is entitled to reciprocity privileg- (7) Except as to foreign owned vehicless re- es, the division shall issue to the applicant a quired by s . : 341 . 07 to be registered in this permit for each vehicle for which application is d state, vehicles owned or operated by a nonresi- made .. The permit shall be in the form of a cer- dent in interstate movement may be qualified tificate of registration . If' reciprocity between by advance purchase of a trip permit which au- h this state and the other Jurisdiction ceases to thorizes operation for a 72-hour period when exist, the division shall forthwith cancel all the vehicle is not eligible for reciprocal privi- permits issued to residents of that jurisdiction . leges The fee for such trip permits shall be de- (4) Upon being issued a reciprocity permit, termined by the administrator : The administra- the perm ttee shall display such permit in the tor, shall make rules and regulations for the is- cab : of his motor truck, road tractor, truck suance and use of such permits. tractor or motor bus, Any person who operates Electronically scanned images of the published statutes. 341 .42 REG I STRATION OF VE H IC LES 3452 on a highway in this state, and any owner who g (c) Is being used by a manufacturer primari- consents to the operation of a vehicle for ly for trial tests; or which a reciprocity permit has been issued (d) Is being repossessed, being reconditioned without displaying the permit as required by for resale or being foreclosed or resold this subsection may be required to forfeit not (2) A tow truck, service truck or pickup more than $200. truck owned by a dealer, distributor or manu- (5) The owner and operator of a vehicle for facturer must be registered in the same manner y which a reciprocity permit has been issued is as similar vehicles owned by other persons, ex- d entitled to any reciprocity privileges which cept that a service or pickup truck actually for may be granted under a reciprocity agreement sale and only incidentally used for business as long as the permit remains in effect A per- purposes may be operated under the conditions mit expires upon transf er of the vehicle for specified : in, sub . (1) . which it is issued ... Any person who operates or (3) A vehicle which is being transported in any owner who consents to the operation in r tow on its own wheels or under its own power this state of a vehicle for which a reciprocity f r om the manufacturer to the distributor, deal- permit is required when such permit has not s er or branch of the manufacturer, or from the been.n obtained for the vehicle or when such distributor: or dealer to another distributor or permit has been canceled or for any other rea- dealer or to the manufactureror branch of the son is void is subject to the penalty for operat- ing an unregistered vehicle and, in addition, manufacturer, or from the branch of the man- the court shall order the offender to immedi- ufacturer to the distributor ; dealer or manufac- ately register such vehicle as a Wisconsin resi- turer by a transporter of vehicles need not be dent vehicle registered if such vehicle has displayed upon it (6) I f the operator or owner of a vehicle for valid registration plates issued to the transport- which a reciprocity permit has been issued is h y er, pursuant to s . 341 51 . convicted a second or subsequent time of' vio- 341 . 51 When divisi on t o register dea ler, lating the weight limitations imposed by s . distributor , manufacturer or transporter; 348 . 15 or .348 ., 16, the division shall cancel the application. (1) The division shall register a permit of such owner or operator and order person as a dealer, distributor or manufacturer him to pay the same taxes and fees for- a period of motor vehicles, trailers or semitrailers or as a of one year as is required under chs 194 and 341 for, like vehicles owned by residents of this transporter of vehicles upon receipt of a proper- ly completed application form together with a state.. History: 1971 c . . 278.. fee of $25 and upon being satisfied that the ap- plicant is by law entitled to be registered . The REGISTRATION OF DEALERS, division shall register a person as a dealer, dis- DISTRIBUTORS, MANUFACTURERS, tributor or manufacturer of mobile homes upon TRANSPORTERS, AND FINANCE receipt of a properly completed application COMPANIES form together with a fee of $2 and upon being satisfied that the applicant is by law entitled to 341 . 47 When veh icle s of dealers, distr i b- utors, manufacturers and transporters ex- s be so registered . The division shall assign to empt from general registration require - each person registered under this section a dis- ments. (1) Except as provided in sub .. (2), any tinctive registration number and shall issue to motor vehicle, mobile home, trailer or semi- him a certificate of registration bearing the reg- trailer owned or repossessed by a dealer, dis- istration number' assigned,: tributor or manufacturer may be operated on (2) Upon registering a dealer, distributor, the highways of this state for either private or manufacturer of transporter the division also business purposes without being registered if shall issue to him a registration plate . . . The divi- such vehicle has displayed upon it valid regis- sion, upon receiving a fee of $1 for each addi- tration plates issued pursuant to s . 34151 to the tional plate desired by a dealer, distributor or dealer,, distributor or manufactur'er' who is the manufacturer of motor vehicles, trailers or ownerr of the vehicle or, holder of the repos- semitrailers, $2 for each additional plate de- sessed vehicle and such vehicle : sired by a dealer, distributor or manufacturer (a) Is actually offered for sale by a dealer, of mobile homes and $3 for each additional distributor or manufacturer ; or plate desired by a transporter shall issue to (b) Is in transit from the factory to a distrib- such registered dealer, distributor, manufactur- utor or dealer or from the dealer, to the pur- er or transporter such additional plates as he chaser; or orders . Electronically scanned images of the published statutes. 3453 REGISTRATION OF VE H ICLES 341 .55 (2m) A motor vehicle dealer', distributor or (c) I f'the applicant is a corporation, the cor- manufacturer, in case oftrucks and truck trac- porate name under which it is authorized to tors over 8,000 pounds, may purchase a license transact business and the names and addresses for demonstration purposes under s . 34125 to of its principal officers, resident general agent determine the gross weight. . Such license shall and attorney in fact . be a transferable license for demonstration pur- (d) The place or places of business of the ap- poses and shall be 20% of the registration fee plicant which, in the case of a dealer, distribu- set forth in s 341 . 25 .. In case of trailer's and for, or manufacturer, must be an established semitrailer demonstrations, the license fee shall place of business . be $10 and shall belong to the demonstrator . g (e) If the applicant is a dealer, distributor' or Such demonstration vehicles shall carr y insur- manufacturer, whether he is engaged, in whole- ance on behalf' of the dealer, distributor or sale or retail selling or both . manufacturer and the prospective purchaser as (5) Except as provided in sub . (6), any deal- provided' in s . 194 ..41 . . Such vehicle need not er, distributorr or manufacturer engaged in obtain for-hire permits as provided in ch 194 . . business in this state whoo fails to apply for reg- Such vehicle shall not be used by the prospec- istration or fails to apply for separate registra- tive purchaser for more than 10 days . . When tions for each Wisconsin municipality in which the vehicle is obtained from a dealer the pro- such dealer, distributor or manufacturer has an spective purchaser shall sign a receipt showing established place of business may be fined not the date, time and place the vehicle was ob- more than $200 or imprisoned not more than 6 tained from the dealer_ The dealer shall retain months or both . . the or iginal of such receipt , for demonst r ation (6) A person licensed under s . . 218 01 as a records and shall furnish a copy and the dem- dealer, distributor or manufacturer of only onstration plate certificate to the prospective power driven cycles or motor bicycles may, but purchaser , The prospective purchaser shall car- need not, apply for registration under this sec- ry such receipt and certificate in the vehicle tion . History : 1971 c 319, during operation- on the highways, and the dealer shall keep a record of such demonstra- 341 . 52 De sign of reg istra tion pla tes. tions and such record shall be open to inspec- Registration plates for dealers, distributors, tion by the division .. A dealer, distributor or manufacturers :andd transpoxtexs, are : subject ; to manufacturer may operate on the highways the provisions of s.:- .341 . .12 (2) and (3) . In addi- under such a demonstration license a truck, tion, each plate shall have displayed uponn it a trailer or semitrailer on which is loaded a ma- symbol capable of distinguishing it fromm any chine or special equipment if the entire unit is other plate which may be issued to the same owned and offered for sale and i f the operation r e dealer, distributor, manufacturer or transpo c t- on the highways involves delivery of the vehi- ei . Plates issued to transporters also shall have cle to or from a prospective purchaser The di- displayed upon them the words " I N TRANS- vision may issue any further - rules to accom- IT" . _ plish the intent of this subsection. (3) When a dealer, distributor, manufacturer 341 . 53 Expiration of registration ; trans - or transporter has an established place of busi- ferability of plates. Certificates of registration ness in more than one Wisconsin municipality, and registration plates issued to dealers, distrib- he shall , make separate , applications for each utois, manufacturers or transporters shall be is- such municipality The division shall assign a sued for the calendar year and are valid only different registration number, issue a separate duringg the calendar year for- which issued .. Reg- istration plates are transferable from onee motor certificate of ' xegistration and charge a separate vehicle,, trailer or semitrailer to another motor registration fee for ' each such municipality . vehicle, trailer or' semitrailer and from one mo- (4) Except as provided in sub, (6), every bile home to another . . dealer, distributor and manufacturer shall file with the division and every transporter may 341 .55 Penalty for misuse of plates . Any file with the division a duly acknowledged ap- h of the following may be required to forfeit not plication forregistration which shall contain : more than $200 : (a) The name under which the applicant is (1) A dealer, distributor or manufacturer or transacting business within the state an employe of any of them who operates or (b) If the applicant is a partnership, the consents to the operation of a vehicle under names and addresses of the several persons purported authority of a registration plate is- constituting the partnership . . sued to the dealer', distributor ox manufacturer Electronically scanned images of the published statutes. 341 .55 REG IST RATI ON O F VE H I CL ES 3454 pursuant to s.. 341 .. 51 when such vehicle is not (3) Any of the following may be required to owned or being repossessed by the dealer, dis- forfeit not more than $200 : tributor or manufacturer - or, even though (a) Any person who makes a false statement owned or being repossessed by the dealer, dis- in an application for registration under this tributor or manufacturer, does not come with- section. in any of the exceptions listed in s . .341 . . 47 (1) (b) Any person who uses a plate issued pur- (a) to (d) or is not in compliance with s 341 51 suant to this section otherwise than as author- (2m) ; iied by this section . . (2) Any person who operates a vehicle under (c) Any person other than the registered purported authority of a registration plate is- owner thereof who uses a plate issued pursuant sued to a dealer, distributor or manufacturer to this section. pursuant to s . 341 . . 51, knowing that such vehi- (4) Upon conviction of a licensee under sub . . cle is not owned or being repossessed by a (3), the division may revoke or suspend the dealer, distributor ' or manufacturer- or does not registration of the licensee and require surren- come within any of the exceptions listed in s der of the licensee's registration plates : issued 341 . 47 (1) (a) to (d) or is not in compliance pursuant to this section with s . 34151 (2m); History: 1971 c . 278 . (3) Any transporter who operates a vehicle ,PENALTY FOR FRAUDULENT under purported authority of a registration n PRACTICES plate issued to him pursuant to s . 34151 for any purpose other than that authorized by s .. y 341 . 60 Fraudulent applicat i on for re gis- 341 47 (3), , tration or license. Any person who gives a (4) Any person not registered as a transport- false or fictitious name or address in an applica- er- .who operates a vehicle under purported au- tion for license or registration or who makes thority of a registr ation plate issued pursuant application for license or registration in the to s . 34151 to a transporter . name of a person other than the true owner, or History: 1971 c . 278, 319 . true owner and lessee, may be fined not more than $200 or imprisoned not more than 6 341 .57 Registration of finance compa- months or both., nies and banks . (1) Any motor vehicle owned or being repossessed by a finance company li- 341 .61 Improper use of ev i dence of re gis- censed under s. 138 . 09 or 218 . . 01, or by a state trat ion . Any person who does any of the fol- bank or a national bank with offices in this lowing may be fined not more than $200 or im- state, may be operated on the highways of this e prisoned not more than 6 months or both : state for any necessary purpose in repossessing, (1) Lends to another a registration plate, reconditioning or reselling such vehicle without knowing that the persom borrowing the plate is such vehicle being registered if the vehicle has not authorized by law to use it; or displayed upon it a valid registration plate is- (2) Displays upon a vehicle a registration sued to such licensee pursuant to this section :. plate not issued for such vehicle "oi' not other- (2) A finance company licensed under s . wise authorized by law to be used thereon . . 138 09 or 218 ..01, or a state bank or a national e (3) `Wilfully twists, paints, alters of adds to bank with offices in this state, may apply to or cuts off' any portion of a registration plate the division for registration on such form as or sticker ; or who places or deposits, or causes to' be placed or deposited : on such plate or the division provides . Upon receipt of the ap- sticker any substance to hinder the normal plication together with a registration fee of reading of such :plate; or who defaces, disfig- $25, the division shall register the applicant ures, changes .s or attempts to change any letter and shall issue one registration plate contain- or figure thereon ing the registration number assigned to the ap- plicant The division upon receiving a fee of $1 341 . 62 False evidence of reg istration . r d for each additional plate desired by the appli- Whoever operates or has in his possession a mo- cant shall issue such additional plates as the tor vehicle, mobile home, trailer or semitrailer applicant orders Section 341 . 52 applies to the having attached thereto any plate or similar de- design of' the plates . The registration and plates vice fashioned in imitation of or altered so as to are valid only during the calendar year for resemble the current registration plate issued by which issued., Plates are transferable from one the division'may be fined not more than $200 or motor vehicle to another. imprisoned not more than 6 months or both.. Electronically scanned images of the published statutes. 3455 REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES 341 . 63 341 . 63 When registration to be suspend - this section continues to be suspended until re- ed . (1) The administrator shall suspend the reg- instated by the administrator . The administra- istration of a vehicle when : for shall reinstate the registration when the (a) The registration was completed through reason for the suspension has been removed fraud or eixor, and the person who registered (3) Whenever the registration of a vehicle is the vehicle does not or cannot register the ve- suspended under, this section, the owner or hicle properly ; or person in possession of the registration plates (b) The required fee has not been paid and shall forthwith return them to the division . . Any person who fails to return the plates as the same is not paid upon reasonable notice required by this section may be required to for- and demand ., felt not more than $200 . (2) Any registration suspended pursuant to History : 1971 c 278 .