Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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What's new for dealers and auctions

Lien release information

Effective July 1, 2010 non-individual Wisconsin lien holders must electronically process applications for original lien listing and subsequent release. More information

Wisconsin dealers required to process electronically

A law passed in July 2005 requires that all licensed motor vehicle dealers electronically process title and registration applications for their customers by June 30, 2007.

If a dealership sold 48 or fewer vehicles in 2006, it may be exempt from the electronic processing requirement. If the dealership is exempt and chooses not to electronically process, it must pay an additional $15 per application.

If a dealership is not exempt it will be assessed a $50 surcharge for each application submitted to DMV for processing that can be completed electronically. This surcharge cannot be passed on to the customer.

It is to your dealership's advantage to learn an electronic system.  Wisconsin DMV is pleased to offer three choices for electronic titling:

  • CVR: John Hawkins, (612) 408-7045
  • DealerTrack (replaces triVIN): Kim Winskell, (800) 876-2312, ext. 4242
  • e-MV11: www.dot.wi.gov/business/dealers/emv11
    WisDOT Customer Service Unit, (608) 266-1425

e-MV11

WisDOT's e-MV11 program now allows motor vehicle dealers to electronically process all title/registration applications for their customers via the Internet.

There are numerous benefits in filing electronically. To name a few, there is no charge and the program allows dealers to meet the requirements of the Wisconsin budget bill that requires all licensed motor vehicle dealers to electronically process all title/registration applications for their customers via the Internet.

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Dealer publications already available electronically

  • Directory of Wisconsin Dealers WisDOT list of all licensed motor vehicle businesses in Wisconsin.
  • List of dealers including vehicle makes they can sell - this list will be available soon
  • Non-valid Wisconsin BID card directory WisDOT list of all Salvage Buyer Identification Cards that become non-valid before the expiration date shown on the card. - this list will be available soon
  • Out-of-business dealer directory WisDOT list of all dealerships that went out of business prior to the license expiration date shown on their license certificate - this list will be available soon
  • Plain Dealing newsletter Current and back issues of WisDOT’s Plain Dealing newsletter.

Previous items:

See the Spring/Summer 2003, edition of WisDOT's Plain Dealing newsletter for information about these topics:

  • Cashable voucher program
  • Sunday vehicle displays
  • Walk-in dealer licensing eliminated
  • MV11 form changes coming
  • Privacy for prior owner
  • Unauthorized buyers at virtual auctions
  • Bond requirement for wholesalers and bond increase for dealers

Other issues of Plain Dealing newsletter are available for viewing online.

Questions about the content of this page:
Division of Motor Vehicles, Dealer Section, dealers.dmv@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: February 14, 2014

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