Attorney General Opinions and Letters

Attorney General opinions and letters

Wisconsin statutes grant responsibility to the Attorney General to provide citizens with advice regarding the state’s open meetings and public records laws.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Office of Open Government maintains an extensive listing of the advisories and opinions it has issued regarding the state’s open records and open meetings laws. To see this listing, click here.

The Office of Open Government also archives, on a quarterly basis, the letters it sends to those who write to request interpretation and enforcement of these laws. That archive is available here.

And the office has an archive of other sources and annual summaries of court rulings that create new public-records-related case law. That can be found here.

Finally, a link to a Frequently Asked Questions section on the Office of Open Government’s website is available here.