The words and phrases defined in ch. 340, Stats., and ss.
218.50, Stats., have
the same meaning in this chapter unless a different definition is specifically
provided. In this chapter:
ownership" or "assigning ownership" means the act or process of transferring
ownership of a motor vehicle by the owner named on the certificate of
(2) "Conforming" means a
certificate of title or vehicle ownership document, a supplemental transfer of
ownership document or a power of attorney form is printed using a secure
printing process or other secure process and contains the odometer disclosure
statement language required by federal and Wisconsin law.
(3) "Consignor" means the owner of a
privately titled motor vehicle who has contracted with a licensed retail dealer
to sell the motor vehicle on the owner's behalf.
(4) "Dealer consignee" means a licensed
retail dealer with whom the owner of a privately titled motor vehicle has
contracted for the sale of the motor vehicle to a third party
(5) "Department" means
the department of transportation.
(6) "IRP" means the international
"Nonconforming" means a certificate of title or any supplemental transfer of
ownership document does not contain the odometer disclosure statement language
required by federal and Wisconsin law and is not set forth by means of a secure
printing process or other secure process.
(8) "Reassign ownership" or "reassigning
ownership" means the act or process of transferring ownership of a motor
vehicle by a licensed dealer or wholesaler if the vehicle was acquired for the
purpose of resale and for which the dealer or wholesaler has not applied for or
obtained title in the dealer's or wholesaler's own name.
(9) "Secure printing process or other secure
process" means any process which deters and detects counterfeiting or
unauthorized reproduction, or both, and allows alterations to be visible to the
conforming odometer disclosure statement" means a statement which is separate
from the certificate of title or any other document which is used to assign or
reassign ownership and which includes odometer disclosure language required by
federal and Wisconsin law.
"Title," "certificate" and "certificate of title" means a document issued by a
jurisdiction to evidence ownership of a vehicle.
(12) "Wisconsin dealer" means a dealer
licensed in Wisconsin.