Instant Access to Wisconsin State, County and Municipal Records
Wisconsin Public Records
The Wisconsin State Records website provides every person with the right to gather, obtain, and examine public records. This ensures that Wisconsin residents access to this information in accordance with the Wisconsin Open Records Law. This act states that all government information and records are available to the public: Wisconsin Department of Justice.
The main goal of this website is to ensure all members of the general public the right to access Wisconsin state public records easily, efficiently, and concisely, without requiring the requester to specify a reason for needing the information, or reveal any personal information (unless the requested information is confidential by law, either constitutional, statutory or by court decision.
The following information is available through the Wisconsin State Records website: Criminal Records, Court Records, Vital Records and State Background Checks; including over 50 million transparent public records.
The search functionality granted in this portal enables the requested information to be presented immediately and accurately. Wisconsin public records are gathered from as far back as the year 1790 and includes information from 72 counties and 1,851 municipalities, thereby ensuring Wisconsin abides by the commitment of the United States of America to remain a "fair and just" society for all.