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The Wisconsin Statutes

Listed below, these statutes are maintained on the State of Wisconsin's Information Server along with all other Wisconsin Statutes. Below are those that are most relevant to the Department of Financial Institutions. Clicking on the statute number below will take you to the area of the Information Server where the statute may be browsed.

The Wisconsin Administrative Code Sections (“Rules”)

Listed below, these rules are also maintained on the State of Wisconsin’s Information Server along with other Wisconsin Administrative Code Sections.  They follow the statute sections to which they pertain. 

Banks

Statutes

Chapter 34  Public Deposits

Chapter 138  Money and Rates of Interest

Chapter 214  Savings Banks

Chapter 215  Savings and Loan Associations

Chapter 220  Banking

Chapter 221  State Banks

Chapter 222  Universal Banks

Chapter 223  Trust Company Banks & Other Fiduciaries

Chapter 224  Miscellaneous Banking and Financial Institutions Provisions

Chapter 428  First Lien Real Estate Loans

Rules

Chapter DFI-Bkg of the Wisconsin Administrative Code

Chapter DFI-SB of the Wisconsin Administrative Code

Chapter DFI-SL of the Wisconsin Administrative Code


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Charitable Organization, Fund-Raising Counsel, and Professional Fund-Raiser Statutes

Statutes

Chapter 202, Subchapter I - General Provisions

Chapter 202, Subchapter II - Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes

Rule DFI-Bkg 60 - Charitable Solicitations


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Corporations

Statutes

Limited Liability Partnerships (178.40-178.53)

Limited Partnerships (Ch 179)

Corporations, business (Ch 180)

Nonstock Corporations (Ch 181)

Limited Liability Companies (Ch 183)

Unincorporated Nonprofit Associations (Ch 184)

Cooperatives (Ch 185)

Unincorporated Cooperative Associations (Ch 193)

Churches, Roman Catholic (Ch 187.20-187.32)

Veterans Organizations (Ch 188)

Railroads (Ch 190)

Common Law Trusts (Ch 226.14)

Cable/Video Franchise (Ch 66.0420)

Rules

Adobe PDF Document Fees (Ch. Dfi-CCS 10) (external link)

Adobe PDF Document Cable/Video Franchise Rule (external link)


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Credit Unions

Statutes

Chapter 186  Credit Unions

Rules

Chapter DFI-CU of the Wisconsin Administrative Code


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Licensed Financial Services

Statutes

Adjustment Service Companies (Ch 218.02)

Collection Agencies (Ch 218.04)

Currency Exchange (Ch 218.05)

Insurance Premium Finance Companies (Ch 138.12)

Loan Companies (Ch 138.09)

Payday Lenders (Ch 138.14)

Sales Finance Companies (Ch 218.0101 - 218.0163)

Sellers of Checks (Ch 217.01)

Title Lenders (Ch. 138.16)

Rules

Chapter DFI-Bkg of the Wisconsin Administrative Code

See DFI-Bkg 73 for Adjustment Service Companies
See DFI-Bkg 74 for Collection Agencies
See DFI-Bkg 75 for Payday Lending
See DFI-Bkg 76 for Sales Finance Companies
See DFI-Bkg 77 for Pawnbrokers
See DFI-Bkg 78 for Title Loans


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Mortgage Banking

Statutes

Chapter 138  Money and Rates of Interest

Chapter 224  Miscellaneous Banking Provisions

Chapter 428  First Lien Real Estate Loans

Rules

DFI-Bkg 40 Definitions and applicability requirements for mortgage banking regulation PDF

DFI-Bkg 41 Fees and registrations for mortgage bankers, loan originators and mortgage brokers PDF

DFI-Bkg 42 Mortgage banking audit reports and trust accounts PDF

DFI-Bkg 43 Ethical and competent practice by mortgage bankers, loan originators and loan solicitors PDF

DFI-Bkg 44 Mortgage Broker Agreements and Consumer Disclosure Statements PDF

DFI-Bkg 46 Responsible High Cost Mortgage Lending PDF


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Notary Public, Railroad and Tradenames

Statutes

Section 137.01  Notaries

Section 190  Railroads: Organization and Management

Section 191  Railroads: Construction

Section 132.01  Trademarks

Section 706.07  Uniform law on notarial acts


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Professional Employer Organization & Group

Statutes

Chapter 202, Subchapter I - General Provisions

Chapter 202, Subchapter III - Professional Employer Organizations


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Savings Institutions

Statutes

Chapter 214  Savings Banks

Chapter 215  Savings and Loan Associations

Chapter 138  Money and Rates of Interest

Chapter 428  First Lien Real Estate Loans

Rules

Chapter DFI-SB of the Wisconsin Administrative Code

Chapter DFI-SL of the Wisconsin Administrative Code


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Securities & Franchising 

Statutes

Chapter 551  Wisconsin Uniform Securities Law

Chapter 552  Corporate Take-Over Law

Chapter 553  Wisconsin Franchise Investment Law

Rules

Chapter DFI-SEC of the Wisconsin Administrative Code

See DFI-Sec 1-9 for Securities
See DFI-Sec 21-29 for Take-Over Law
See DFI-Sec 31-36 for Franchise


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Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)

Statutes

Chapter 409  Uniform Commercial Code Secured Transactions

Chapter 779.97  Uniform Federal Lien Registration Act

Rules

DFI-CCS 1 Uniform Commercial code section

DFI-CCS 2 Acceptance and refusal of documents

DFI-CCS 3 Information management system

DFI-CCS 4 Filing and data entry procedures

DFI-CCS 5 Search requests and reports

DFI-CCS 6 Other lien notices

DFI-CCS 7 Land recording offices


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Wisconsin Consumer Act (WCA)

Statutes

Chapter 421 Consumer Credit - General Provisions and Definitions

Chapter 422 Consumer Credit Transactions

Chapter 423 Consumer Approval Transactions and Other Consumer Rights

Chapter 424 Consumer Transactions - Insurance

Chapter 425 Consumer Transactions - Remedies and Penalties

Chapter 426 Consumer Transactions - Administration

Chapter 427 Consumer Transactions - Debt Collection

Chapter 429 Motor Vehicle Consumer Leases

Rules

Adobe PDF Document Wisconsin Consumer Act

Related Statutes

Chapter 766 - Marital Property


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