Open Government Law and Compliance Guides


Open Meetings Law

Wisconsin's Open Meetings Law, enacted in 1976, attempts to promote openness in government and to provide Wisconsin citizens with an opportunity to observe and educate themselves about their government's operations.


Wisconsin Open Meetings Law Compliance Guide (2024)


Wis. Stat. §§ 19.81 to 19.98 (Wisconsin Open Meetings Law)


Wisconsin Open Meetings Law Presentation (2016)[PDF]



Public Records Law

Wisconsin's Public Records Law took much of its present form in 1981 and is in place to provide the public with reasonable access to public records at reasonable costs.


Wisconsin Public Records Law Compliance Guide (2024)


Wis. Stat. §§ 19.31 to 19.39 (Wisconsin Public Records Law)


Wisconsin Public Records Presentation (2016)[PDF]