Wis. Admin. Code Department of Transportation § Trans 128.08 - Refusal of registration

(1) SCOPE. If the department refuses registration, it may not permit the person to do any of the following:
(a) Register a vehicle.
(b) Re-register a vehicle.
(c) Renew the registration of a vehicle.
(d) Change the gross weight at which a vehicle is registered.
(e) Change the operating status of a vehicle.
(f) Transfer registration to another vehicle.
(g) Acquire registration as part of the transfer of ownership of a vehicle.
(h) Continue a nonexpiring registration.
(i) Obtain replacement license plates for any vehicle.
(2) WITHDRAWAL OF REGISTRATION BY CANCELLATION. The department shall cancel any registration issued in violation of the provisions of this chapter.

Note: Section 342.255(3)requires the department to cancel any registration issued in violation of any law.

(3) APPLICATIONS FOR CERTIFICATE OF TITLE AND REGISTRATION BY DEBTOR REGISTRANT.
(a) Titling of vehicles is generally governed by ch. 342, Stats., and not by this chapter, except as provided in s. Trans 128.09. The department may issue a title to a vehicle transferred to a person to whom registration must be refused under this chapter.

Note: Refusal of registration is different than suspension, revocation or cancellation of registration.

(b) If an application for certificate of title identifies a vehicle or vehicle owner that is subject to refusal of registration and indicates that the vehicle has been operated upon public highways, any required registration fee shall be collected and retained at the time of issuing title, but the department may not issue registration for that vehicle. The department shall assign registration to the vehicle according to the provisions of ch. 341, Stats., but shall withhold sending the proof of registration to the vehicle owner until the department receives evidence that all judgments, citations and towing and storage charges associated with a parking citation are paid. The certificate of title shall be sent to the vehicle owner with a notice that registration is being withheld because of unpaid judgments, unpaid citations, or unpaid towing and storage charges associated with parking citations, and indicating that the registration shall be withheld until the department receives evidence that each identified debt is paid.
(4) CRITERIA FOR IDENTIFYING A PERSON SUBJECT TO REFUSAL OF REGISTRATION. The department may rely on information supplied by a court or an authority to identify persons whose registration may be refused and may supplement that information with department records. The department shall refuse the renewal, transfer or issuance of registration when any of the following occur:
(a) The applicant's or registrant's name and address are both the same as the name and address supplied on a notice of unpaid judgment or unpaid citation or unpaid towing and storage charges associated with a parking citation.
(b) The name shown on the department's record for the license plate number supplied on the notice of unpaid judgment or notice of unpaid citation or unpaid towing and storage charges associated with a parking citation is similar or a reasonably logical variation of the name supplied on the notice of unpaid judgment or notice of unpaid citation or unpaid towing and storage charges associated with a parking citation regardless of whether the address information is the same.
(c) The applicant's or registrant's name is exactly the same or a reasonably logical variation of a name as stated in pars. (a) and (b), and the address is the same as one of the following:
1. The address supplied on the notice of unpaid judgment or notice of unpaid citation or unpaid towing and storage charges associated with a parking citation.
2. The address obtained from the department's record for the license plate number supplied on the notice of unpaid judgment or notice of unpaid citation or unpaid towing and storage charges associated with a parking citation.
3. The address obtained from department's driver license records using information supplied by the notice of unpaid judgment.
(d) The applicant or registrant has the same customer identification number, driver license number or social security number on the department's records as the person identified on the notice of unpaid judgment or unpaid citation or unpaid towing and storage charges associated with a parking citation.

Notes

Wis. Admin. Code Department of Transportation § Trans 128.08
CR 07-065: cr. Register December 2007 No. 624, eff. 1-1-08.

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