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Register May 2014 No. 701
Chapter Trans 133
Trans 133.01   Purpose and scope.
Trans 133.02   Definitions.
Trans 133.03   Evidence of registration.
Trans 133.04   Telephone application requirements.
Trans 133.06   Cost of the telephone call-in procedure.
Trans 133.07   Invoices.
Trans 133.08   Cancellation of telephone authorization.
Trans 133.09   Grounds for refusing to grant a telephone authorization.
Trans 133.10   Action resulting from unpaid telephone authorization fees.
Trans 133.11   Application for registration.
Trans 133.12   General conditions of telephone authorizations.
Trans 133.13   Periods of non-use.
Trans 133.01 Trans 133.01Purpose and scope.
Trans 133.01(1) (1) Statutory authority. As authorized by ss. 227.11 and 341.19, Stats., the purpose of this chapter is to establish the department of transportation's administrative interpretation of ss. 341.19 and 341.195, Stats., relating to the telephone call-in procedure to authorize the operation of vehicles and the suspension of vehicle registrations as a result of unpaid fees.
Trans 133.01(2) (2)Applicability. This chapter applies to any person registering vehicles, under the quarterly registration system or consecutive monthly registration system, as provided in ss. 341.30 and 341.305, Stats., using the telephone call-in authorization procedure.
Trans 133.01 Note Note: Owners of motor trucks or truck tractors, and certain other vehicles, registering at gross weights in excess of 8,000 pounds may select a quarterly registration option. If those vehicles are involved in specific types of operations the owner may choose a consecutive monthly registration.
Trans 133.01 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1986, No. 362, eff. 3-1-86; correction in (1) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, December, 1987, No. 384.
Trans 133.02 Trans 133.02Definitions. Words and phrases defined in ch. 340, Stats., have the same meaning in this chapter unless a different definition is specified. In this chapter:
Trans 133.02(1) (1) “Applicant" means any vehicle owner or lessee who is required to apply for Wisconsin vehicle registration.
Trans 133.02(3) (3) “Department" means the Wisconsin department of transportation.
Trans 133.02(4) (4) “Telephone authorization" means the approval granted to the registered owner or lessee of a vehicle, through the department's telephone call-in procedure, to operate on Wisconsin highways, without displaying evidence of registration as required by s. 341.18, Stats., and described in s. Trans 133.03.
Trans 133.02 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1986, No. 362, eff. 3-1-86; 2013 Wis. Act 363: r. (2) Register May 2014 No. 701, eff. 6-1-14.
Trans 133.03 Trans 133.03Evidence of registration. In accordance with s. 341.18, Stats., acceptable evidence of registration displayed on or in the vehicle shall be one of the following:
Trans 133.03(1) (1) A certificate of registration, a registration plate, and year tag for the current registration period; or
Trans 133.03(2) (2) A copy of the application for registration and title completed by a Wisconsin licensed motor vehicle dealer; or,
Trans 133.03(3) (3) A receipt for registration issued by the department.
Trans 133.03 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1986, No. 362, eff. 3-1-86.
Trans 133.04 Trans 133.04Telephone application requirements.
Trans 133.04(1)(1) Department service schedule. Requests for telephone authorizations will be accepted by the department at any time but will be processed by the department only during the department's regular business hours.
Trans 133.04(2) (2)Information required for telephone authorization. Every applicant seeking a telephone authorization shall provide the department with an adequate description of the vehicle, and any other information which the department may reasonably require, including:
Trans 133.04(2)(a) (a) The name and address of the applicant;
Trans 133.04(2)(b) (b) The type of vehicle;
Trans 133.04(2)(c) (c) The make of the vehicle;
Trans 133.04(2)(d) (d) The model year of the vehicle;
Trans 133.04(2)(e) (e) The vehicle identification number, license plate number or the title number of the vehicle;
Trans 133.04(2)(f) (f) The gross weight;
Trans 133.04(2)(g) (g) The period and type of registration being requested; and
Trans 133.04(3) (3)Application for registration. A telephone authorization shall not relieve the owner or lessee of the vehicle from compliance with the registration application requirements as defined in s. 341.08 (1), (2), (3) and (4), Stats.
Trans 133.04 Note Note: Form MV-1, application for title and registration and forms MV2 and 3, registration renewal forms.
Trans 133.04(4) (4)Type of registration.
Trans 133.04(4)(a)(a) Applicants may utilize the telephone call-in procedure to obtain a telephone authorization for a vehicle subject to renewal of registration provided the contact is received by the department after the 15th day of the month preceding the beginning of the new period of registration.
Trans 133.04(4)(b) (b) Applicants may utilize the telephone call-in procedure to apply for telephone authorization on an original registration, a reregistration, or a transfer of ownership involving registration of a vehicle.
Trans 133.04(5) (5)Intrastate operations. The department will accept a request for a telephone authorization from an applicant provided the vehicle is operated intrastate under quarterly or consecutive monthly registration as described in ss. 341.30 and 341.305, Stats., and not for any vehicle operated in interstate or foreign commerce as defined in s. 194.03, Stats.
Trans 133.04(6) (6)Multiple telephone requests. The department may decline to accept requests for more than 2 telephone authorizations during a single telephone call.
Trans 133.04 Note Note: This provision is intended to allow the department to free its telephone lines for use by other applicants during periods of high workloads. If the workload is low, additional requests may be accepted.
Trans 133.04(7) (7)Telephone costs. It is the responsibility of the applicant to pay for all telephone calls to the department to obtain or to cancel a telephone authorization.
Trans 133.04 Note Note: Initially, telephone calls to the department shall be tape-recorded. If the department is able to resolve questions concerning an applicant's liability for telephone authorization fees without using tape recordings, then the department shall discontinue recording telephone calls.
Trans 133.04 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1986, No. 362, eff. 3-1-86; correction in (2) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., Register, August, 1996, No. 488; 2013 Wis. Act 363: am. (1), r. (2) (h) Register May 2014 No. 701, eff. 6-1-14.
Trans 133.06 Trans 133.06Cost of the telephone call-in procedure.
Trans 133.06(1)(1) General. In accordance with s. 341.19 (1), Stats., the department shall charge the cost for a telephone authorization to those applicants utilizing the telephone call-in procedure.
Trans 133.06(2) (2)Fee.
Trans 133.06(2)(a)(a) The fee, as authorized by s. 341.19 (1), Stats., is the lesser of $10.00 per vehicle or the actual cost of the telephone authorization, per vehicle, as determined by the department.
Trans 133.06(2)(b) (b) The department shall establish the rate of payment for each telephone authorization based on the following factors:
Trans 133.06(2)(b)1. 1. The estimated annual volume of telephone contacts that will be received by the department; and
Trans 133.06(2)(b)2. 2. The estimated costs of operation, including employee salaries and fringe benefits, office space, office supplies and equipment, postage, computer charges, forms and other necessary expenses.
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