Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes 218.21
- Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
- Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
- Municipality: includes cities and villages; it may be construed to include towns. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
- Oath: includes affirmation in all cases where by law an affirmation may be substituted for an oath. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
- Officers: when applied to corporations include directors and trustees. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
- Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
- Person: includes all partnerships, associations and bodies politic or corporate. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
- State: when applied to states of the United States, includes the District of Columbia, the commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the several territories organized by Congress. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
(1) Application for license shall be made to the department, at such time, in such form or in an automated format as prescribed by the department and contain such information as the department requires and shall be accompanied by the required fee. Except as provided in sub. (1m), the department may require in the application, or otherwise, information relating to the applicant’s solvency, financial standing or other pertinent matter commensurate with the safeguarding of the public interest in the locality in which the applicant proposes to engage in business, all of which may be considered by the department in determining the fitness of the applicant to engage in business as set forth in this section.
(1m) The department may not require information relating to the applicant’s solvency or financial standing if the applicant provides a bond in the amount provided in sub. (4) and under conditions specified in s. 218.0114 (20) (b).
(2) Application for a motor vehicle salvage dealer’s license shall be made upon the form prescribed by the department and, except as provided in sub. (2f), shall contain:
(a) The name under which the applicant is transacting business within the state.
(ag) If the applicant is an individual, the social security number of the individual.
(am) If the applicant is a person who is not an individual, the person’s federal employer identification number.
(b) The place or places where the business is to be conducted, which must be an established place of business.
(c) If the applicant is a sole proprietorship, the personal name and address of the applicant.
(d) If the applicant is a partnership, the name and address of each partner.
(dL) If the applicant is a limited liability company, the name and address of each member.
(e) If the applicant is a corporation, the names and addresses of its principal officers.
(eg) A copy of correspondence on department of natural resources letterhead indicating that the applicant has permit coverage under s. 283.33, or a statement from the department of natural resources that the applicant is not required to have a permit under s. 283.33.
(em) A copy of correspondence on department of natural resources letterhead indicating that the applicant has registered or certified its compliance with refrigerant recovery to the department of natural resources, under its rules promulgated pursuant to s. 285.59, or a statement from the department of natural resources that the applicant is not required to register or certify under rules promulgated by the department of natural resources pursuant to s. 285.59.
(f) Such other pertinent information as may be required by the department for the purpose of determining the eligibility of the applicant to be licensed.
(a) If an applicant who is an individual does not have a social security number, the applicant, as a condition of applying for or applying to renew a motor vehicle salvage dealer’s license, shall submit a statement made or subscribed under oath or affirmation to the department that the applicant does not have a social security number. The form of the statement shall be prescribed by the department of children and families.
(b) Any motor vehicle salvage dealer’s license issued or renewed in reliance upon a false statement submitted by an applicant under par. (a) is invalid.
(a) The department shall deny an application for the issuance or renewal of a license if any information required under sub. (2) (ag) or (am) is not included in the application or if a document required under sub. (2) (eg) and (em) is not included with the application.
(b) The department of transportation may not disclose any information received under sub. (2) (ag) or (am) to any person except to the department of children and families for purposes of administering s. 49.22, the department of revenue for the sole purpose of requesting certifications under s. 73.0301, and the department of workforce development for the sole purpose of requesting certifications under s. 108.227.
(3) Every application shall be executed by the applicant, if an individual, or in the event the applicant is a partnership, limited liability company or corporation, by a partner, member or officer thereof. Every such application shall be accompanied by the fee required by law.
(a) Unless the applicant furnishes a bond, or other adequate collateral as security, of not less than $25,000 under conditions provided by s. 218.0114 (20) (b), every application shall be accompanied by a current financial statement to determine the applicant’s solvency as required under sub. (1). Except as provided in par. (b), this paragraph does not apply to the application of a scrap metal processor.
(b) Paragraph (a) does not preclude the department from requiring an applicant who is a scrap metal processor to provide information relating to the applicant’s solvency or financial standing if the applicant does not furnish a bond or other collateral as specified in par. (a) and the department has reasonable cause to believe that the applicant is financially insolvent.
(a) Except as provided in par. (b), when a motor vehicle salvage dealer has an established place of business in more than one municipality in this state, he or she shall make separate application and submit a separate license fee remittance for each such municipality. A motor vehicle salvage dealer who fails to apply for each such separate license may be required to forfeit not more than $200.
(b) A scrap metal processor with an established place of business in more than one municipality may make a single application listing all places of business to be licensed and pay a single fee for the licensing of the listed places of business.
(6) A bond may be required under conditions as provided by s. 218.0114 (20) (b).
(7) Any person who knowingly makes a false statement in an application for a motor vehicle salvage dealer license is guilty of a Class H felony.