Open Records Request

The County Executive is fully committed to openness in government and to making records available to the public under Wisconsin’s Public Records Law, Wis. Stat. §§ 19.31 – 19.39. Requests for public records maintained by the Office of the County Executive may be made in person at the office, by U.S. mail, by phone or by e-mail.

 

The Office is located at:
Milwaukee County Court House, Room 306
901 N. 9th Street Milwaukee, Wisconsin
(414) 278-4211

 

Office hours for public records requests are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on business days. Requests may also be sent to: countyexec@milwaukeecountywi.gov.

 

The County Executive’s Office will acknowledge in writing receipt of all written public records requests. Requests will then be reviewed and answered as soon as practicable and without delay. Wis. Stat. § 19.35(4)(a). In the event that there is a cost associated with locating responsive records, you will be provided with a cost estimate if that amount is anticipated to exceed $50. Wis. Stat. § 19.35(3)(c), (f). If responsive records exist, they will be vetted according to public records law to exclude non-public material such as social security numbers, private employee information, personal medical information, and attorney-client communication. You will then be advised of the actual cost of reproducing responsive records at $ .15 per page and any postage costs. Wis. Stat. § 19.35(3)(a), (d).

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