Wisconsin Public Records

The Wisconsin Public Records Law (WPRL)  is located within chapter 19 of the Wisconsin Code of Statutes and was created in keeping with the idea that all people are entitled to complete transparency in regards to 'government affairs and the official acts of government officers.'  According to the statute, unless otherwise provided for by law, any requester has the right to inspect any record.   Exceptions to what is considered 'public' can be found within the subsection 19.35.  For a list of what types of information are generally considered public and exempt, please click here.

For further information regarding Wisconsin Public Records Law and Procedures, the Wisconsin Attorney General has created material and compiled resources  that you can access here.

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Wisconsin Government Info

Executive Administration:

Office of Governor

  • Madison Office: P.O. Box 7863, Madison, WI 53707
    P: (608) 266-1212
  • Northern Office: 400 4th Avenue South, Park, Falls WI 54552
    P: (715) 762-5900
  • Milwaukee Office: Room 560, 819 North 6th St., Milwaukee, WI 53203
    P: (414) 227-4344

News and Announcements

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Office of the Lieutenant Governor
19 East, State Capitol
P.O. Box 2043, Madison, WI 53702
P: (608) 266-3516 | F: (608) 267-3571

Attorney General
114 East State Capitol, Madison WI 53707-7857

Office of the Secretary of State
30 W. Mifflin 10th Floor
P.O. Box 7848, Madison, WI 53707-7848
P: (608) 266-8888 | F: (608) 266-3159

Legislature:

Wisconsin State Legislature

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State Agencies and Departments  FULL LIST

Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
2811 Agriculture Drive, P.O. Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708-8911

Department of Commerce
201 W. Washington Ave.
P.O. Box 7970, Madison WI 53707-7970
p: (608) 266-1018 | Public Records:  (608)261-5402

Department of Corrections
3099 East Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 7925, Madison WI 53707-7925
P: (608) 240-5000 | F: (608) 240-3300 | Director of Public Information: (608) 240-5060

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Department of Health Services
1 West Wilson Street, Madison WI 53703
P: (608) 266-1865

Wisconsin Historical Society and Archives
816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706

  • Archives: (608) 264-6460
  • Library: (608) 264-6535
  • Historic Preservation – Buildings: (608) 264-6493
  • Preservation - Other Than Buildings: (608) 264-6489
  • Public History: (608) 264-6579
  • General Society Information and Admin.: (608) 264-6400
  • Wisconsin Historical Foundation: (608) 261-9364
  • Historic Sites and Museums Administration: (608) 264-6586
  • Research Collections and Resources

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Department of Justice
Risser Justice Center, 17 West Main Street
P.O. Box 7857 | Madison WI 53707-7857
P: (608) 266- 1221 | F: (608) 267-2779

Department of Natural Resources
101 S. Webster Street
PO Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707-7921
P: (608) 266-2621 | F: (608) 261-4380

  • Regional Offices Directory
  • Open Records
  • Public Records Contacts by Region:
    • Kenosha, Racine: (262) 884-2324
    • Marinette, Oconto, Shawano: (715) 582-5002/5003
    • Pierce, St. Croix: (715) 839-3740
    • Walworth, Washington, Waukesha: (262) 574-2104
    • Statewide: (608) 267-9576 | (608) 261-0770

Department of Regulation and Licensing
1400 East Washington Avenue Room 112
PO Box 8935, Madison, WI 53708-8935
P: (877) 617-1565

Revenue, Department of

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