Making a Request
To make a public records request please use the village's Citizen Request Management System and select "Public Record Requests" under Performance & Information Services.
Wisconsins public records law provides that almost all records of state and local government are available to the public. The policy of Wisconsins public records law is summarized by the following statutory declaration of policy:
"In recognition of the fact that a representative government is dependent upon an informed electorate, it is declared to be the public policy of this state that all persons are entitled to the greatest possible information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of those officers and employees who represent them. Further, providing persons with such information is declared to be an essential function of a representative government and an integral part of the routine duties of officers and employes whose responsibility it is to provide such information. To that end, s. 19.32 to 19.37 shall be construed in every instance with a presumption of complete public access, consistent with the conduct of governmental business. The denial of public access generally is contrary to the public interest, and only in an exceptional case may access be denied." (Wis. Stat. s.19.31)