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eMV Public frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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Do I need to keep a copy of the receipt?

Yes. Place it in your vehicle. The receipt is proof of registration until you receive your Certificate of Vehicle Registration.

What happens if I don't submit the paperwork and payment?

See Wisconsin statute s.342.15 (Transfer of interest in a vehicle) for information regarding requirements for transfer of the vehicle and any penalties that may apply for failure to comply with Wisconsin law.

Summary of statute: When an owner sells a vehicle, the owner should sign their title over to the new owner. Upon receipt of title, the new owner should promptly complete and submit an application to transfer the vehicle into their name. An owner who has delivered possession of the vehicle to the new owner and has complied with the provisions of this statute is not liable as owner for any damages thereafter resulting from operation of the vehicle.

What if the fees listed are incorrect?

If you feel the fees listed on the confirmation screen are incorrect, you can go back by using the Edit button to change any information entered such as purchase price, location of where the vehicle is kept (which may affect any of the fees assessed, i.e. tax due on purchase price of a vehicle), wheel tax, etc.

Who should the check or money order be made payable to?

Registration Fee Trust

Questions? Contact the eMV support team
Last modified: September 6, 2012

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