Here is some contact information to help you make an Open Records Request under Section 19.31, et seq. of the Wisconsin Statutes.

This can be done without hiring a lawyer. If you are looking for records for a criminal arrest, the law enforcement agency making the arrest may deny your request pending a charging decision from the District Attorney. Both the law enforcement agency and the District Attorney may legally deny an open record request while an incident is being investigated. If a Felony is charged, release of the incident report and any other material being sought can be denied until after the Preliminary Hearing.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice provides a very detailed summary of rights and procedures in Wisconsin Public Records Law Compliance Guide.

At the Law Office of Michael Hayes, LLC, an immediate open record request is made in most cases, and if criminal charges are issued, a Discovery Demand

is made to the District Attorney, as well as continuing open record requests to the arresting law enforcement agency. Of particular importance is finding all evidence supporting innocence.


Milwaukee County

Milwaukee County Sheriff 414-226-7085

Bayside 414-206-3916

Brown Deer 414-371-2900

Cudahy 414-769-2259

Fox Point 414-351-8911

Franklin 414-425-2522

Glendale 414-228-1753

Greendale 414-423-2121

Greenfield 414-761-5300

Hales Corners 414-529-6166

Milwaukee  Accident Reports

Other Records – Call 414-935-7502

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Oak Creek 414-762-8200

River Hills 414-247-2302

Shorewood 414-847-2610

South Milwaukee 414-762-2222

St. Francis 414-481-2232

Wauwatosa 414-471-8430

West Allis 414-302-8080

West Milwaukee 414-645-2151

Whitefish Bay 414-962-3830


Ozaukee County

Ozaukee County Sheriff   262-284-8437

Cedarburg 262-375-7620

Fredonia 262-284-8437

Staffed by Ozaukee County Sheriff

Grafton 262-375-5320

Mequon 262-242-3500

Saukville 262-284-0444

Thiensville 262-242-2100


Racine County

Racine County Sheriff 262-636-3229

Racine County Communications (for dispatch records) 262-886-2300

Burlington 262-342-1100

Caledonia 262-835-4423

Mt. Pleasant 262-884-0454

Town of Norway 262-895-2195

Racine 262-635-7750

Sturtevant 262-886-7200

Waterford (Town) 262-534-2119

Waterford (Village) 262-636-3229

Staffed by Racine County Sheriff    

Wind Point 262-639-3022


Washington County

Washington County Sheriff 262-335-4420

Germantown 262-253-7780

Hartford 262-673-2600

Jackson 262-677-4949

Kewaskum 262-626-2323

Slinger 262-644-6441

Trenton 262-689-0661

West Bend 262-335-5000


Waukesha County

Waukesha County Sheriff  262-548-7122

Waukesha County Communication Center (for dispatch records) 262-446-5070

Big Bend 262-626-2747

Brookfield (City) 262-787-3702

Brookfield (Town) 262-796-3798

Butler 262-781-2431

Chenequa 262-367-2145

Delafield 262-646-6240

Eagle 262-594-2400

Elm Grove 262-786-4141

Hartland 262-367-2323

Lac La Belle 920-474-4812

Lannon 262-251-4930

Lisbon 262-548-7156

Staffed by Waukesha County Sheriff  

Menomonee Falls 262-532-8700

Merton (Town) & (City) 262-548-7156

Staffed by Waukesha County Sheriff  

Mukwonago (Town) 262-363-5188

Mukwonago (Village) 262-363-6435

Muskego 262-679-4130

Nashotah 262-548-7156

Staffed by Waukesha County Sheriff   ​​​​​​​

New Berlin 242-782-6640

North Prairie 262-392-2229

Oconomowoc (City) 262-567-4401

Oconomowoc (Town) 920-474-4812

Oconomowoc Lake 262-567-5301

Pewaukee (Village) 262-691-5678

Pewaukee (City) 262-548-7122

Staffed by Waukesha County Sheriff  

Summit/Dousman 262-567-1134​

Waukesha 262-524-3808


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