Public Records Policy
The Village of Lake Delton has established guidelines for releasing information to the public and to comply with all requests for records in compliance with Wis. Stats. 19.31 through 19.37.
The Village Administrator – Clerk – Treasurer’s office is responsible for all records of the Village of Lake Delton except for those records maintained by the Chief of Police and the Public Safety Director.
It is the policy of the Village that all records will be made available to the public for inspection or copying except as otherwise provided for by law and as further provided in the following procedure. Requests will be fulfilled as soon as it is practical. In the event the request cannot be fulfilled in a timely manner, generally within 10 days, the Administrator or a member of the Administrator’s staff, will give written notice to the person requesting the information as to the reason for the delay.
The Village Administrator – Clerk – Treasurer is the custodian of all records, and no record shall be released without the authority of the custodian or as specifically set forth in this policy. The procedure listed below shall be followed when releasing records for copying or inspection.
• Requests may be made in person Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm or on Friday from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm.
• Written requests can be mailed to the Village of Lake Delton, P.O. Box 87, Lake Delton, WI 53940.
• Requests made by the internet should be emailed to email@example.com. Requestors should contact the Administrator’s office at 608-254-2558 and notify a staff member the request has been made. The Village will not respond to emailed requests to avoid phishing scams unless the sender is previously known to the staff or a separate call has been made confirming the request is legitimate.
Copies of records will be made available to Village Trustees and appointed committee members at no charge. All other requests at $.25 per page. Documents will not be released without prepayment if charges amount to more than $5.
Office personnel are pre-authorized to release such records as assessment and tax information, copies of resolutions, ordinances, licensing and permit information, zoning information, and utility charges.