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Open Records Requests


You have a right to inspect and copy certain records under Wisconsin's Public Records Law, Wis. Stat. §§ 19.31-19.39. We have provided a "Public Notice: Access to Records" pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 19.34. You may view the notice by clicking here. The notice outlines procedures and fees for making open records requests.

All decisions for our WFS unit since March, 2012 appear on this web site in searchable form. Many General Government unit decisions can also be found on this web site. If you are interested in decisions, you may find that you can find what you are looking for here.

We have also included some statistical information for each unit.

If you are unable to find what you need on the web site, you may request the information from us. Requests may be made orally or in writing and must be resonably specific as to subject matter or time period. You may make a request by postal mail, email, telephone or in person. Staff will be available to accept requests made in person or by phone during DHA's normal business hours of 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Requests made by email should be sent to DHAMail@Wisconsin.gov.

Mailed requests should be sent to:

Division of Hearings and Appeals
Carla Whitley, Administrative Services Supervisor
5005 University Avenue, Suite 201
Madison, WI 53705-5400

Please express your request clearly and be specific. Overly vague requests take longer to fulfill and can be denied. It is helpful if you can give us some context for your request. Our understanding of our caseload and data allows us to pinpoint cases for you, saving you the trouble of reading through large numbers of documents that do not fit your needs. For example if you want to know how many of each decision type was issued in a given year, we can count them for you much more quickly than we can provide all the decisions for you to review. We may charge the actual, necessary and direct costs of locating the records if costs exceeds $50. We may also charge fees for transcription, digital recordings and photocopies.