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Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council
Open records FAQs
Are electronic records subject to the Open Records Law?
I sent an open records request more than a week ago and I haven't received a response. What should I do?
How much can a governmental entity charge for copies of records requested under the Open Records Law?
Can I make an open records request for police records, such as daily arrest records or records involving an investigation? What about a district attorney's investigative files?
Is the subject of the record always entitled to notice of the open records request under section 19.356, Stats.? If the record subject is entitled to notice, then how long will it take to get the record?
Are public employee personnel records open to the public?
Can custodians impose a sales tax on records requests?
Are juvenile records always closed to the public?
Can I request to just view records if I do not want copies?
What do I need to include in a written open records request?
Why should I make an open records request in writing?
How does Wisconsin statute section 19.36(7) apply to the names of "final candidates" for public positions, such as school superintendent or police chief?
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