2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 172. Animals distrained or doing damage.
172.56 Proceeds of sale.


172.56 Proceeds of sale.


(1) From the proceeds of the sale under s. 172.54 or 172.55, the person making the sale shall retain his or her fees, which shall be the same as are allowed to constables upon sales of personal property on execution, and the cost of keeping the beasts. The person making the sale shall pay to the person who distrained the beasts the damages certified under s. 172.52, with the fees of the appraisers and chairperson, president or mayor.


(2) Any surplus remaining after distribution of the proceeds under sub. (1) shall be paid to the owner of the beast, if known. If no owner appears at the time of sale or within one week after the sale, and claims the surplus, it shall be paid to the treasurer of the distraining person's town, city or village of residence. If the money is not applied for within one year after the sale, the treasurer shall place the money in the town treasury. If the owner applies for the surplus and gives proper proof of ownership within 6 years after its receipt by the treasurer, the surplus, less a 2% deduction for fees, shall be paid over to the owner.

172.56 - ANNOT.

History: 1993 a. 184; 1997 a. 192 s. 12; Stats. 1997 s. 172.56; 1997 a. 254; 1999 a. 32.

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