2011 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 101. Department of commerce--regulation of industry, buildings and safety.
101.9206 Contents of certificate of title.
101.9206101.9206 Contents of certificate of title.
101.9206(1)(1) Each certificate of title issued by the department shall contain all of the following:
101.9206(1)(a)(a) The name and address of the owner.
101.9206(1)(b)(b) The names of any secured parties in the order of priority as shown on the application or, if the application is based on another certificate of title, as shown on that certificate.
101.9206(1)(c)(c) The title number assigned to the manufactured home.
101.9206(1)(d)(d) A description of the manufactured home, including make, model and identification number.
101.9206(1)(e)(e) Any other data that the department considers pertinent and desirable.
101.9206(2)(a)(a) The certificate of title shall contain spaces for all of the following:
101.9206(2)(a)1.1. Assignment and warranty of title by the owner.
101.9206(2)(a)2.2. Reassignment and warranty of title by a manufactured home dealer.
101.9206(2)(b)(b) The certificate of title may contain spaces for application for a certificate of title by a transferee and for the naming of a secured party and the assignment or release of a security interest.
101.9206(3)(a)(a) Unless the applicant fulfills the requirements of par. (b), the department shall issue a distinctive certificate of title for a manufactured home last previously registered in another jurisdiction if the laws of the other jurisdiction do not require that secured parties be named on a certificate of title to perfect their security interests. The certificate shall contain the legend "This manufactured home may be subject to an undisclosed security interest" and may contain any other information that the department prescribes. If the department receives no notice of a security interest in the manufactured home within 4 months from the issuance of the distinctive certificate of title, the department shall, upon application and surrender of the distinctive certificate, issue a certificate of title in ordinary form.
101.9206(3)(b)(b) The department may issue a nondistinctive certificate of title if the applicant fulfills either of the following requirements:
101.9206(3)(b)1.1. The applicant is a manufactured home dealer and is financially responsible as substantiated by the last financial statement on file with the department, a finance company licensed under s. 138.09, a bank organized under the laws of this state, or a national bank located in this state.
101.9206(3)(b)2.2. The applicant has filed with the department a bond in the form prescribed by the department and executed by the applicant, and either accompanied by the deposit of cash with the department or also executed by a person authorized to conduct a surety business in this state. The bond shall be in an amount equal to 1.5 times the value of the manufactured home as determined by the department and conditioned to indemnify any prior owner and secured party and any subsequent purchaser of the manufactured home or person acquiring any security interest in it, and their respective successors in interest, against any expense, loss or damage, including reasonable attorney fees, by reason of the issuance of the certificate of title for the manufactured home or on account of any defect in or undisclosed security interest upon the right, title and interest of the applicant in and to the manufactured home. Any such interested person has a right of action to recover on the bond for any breach of its conditions, but the aggregate liability of the surety to all persons shall not exceed the amount of the bond. The bond, and any deposit accompanying it, shall be returned at the end of 5 years or prior thereto if, apart from this section, a nondistinctive certificate of title could then be issued for the manufactured home.
101.9206(4)(4) A certificate of title issued by the department is prima facie evidence of the facts appearing on it.
101.9206(5)(5) The department may issue a certificate of title in an automated format.
101.9206 - ANNOT.History: 1999 a. 9, 53, 185.
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