Public records include any writing with information about the public’s business which has been prepared, owned, used or retained by the City.  The term writing can include many different forms of communication.

The Wisconsin public records law authorizes requesters to inspect or obtain copies of “records” maintained by government “authorities.” The identity of the requester or the reason why the requester wants particular records generally do not matter for purposes of the public records law.  Records are presumed to be open to inspection and copying, but there are some exceptions.  Requirements of the public records law apply to records that exist at the time a public records request is made. The public records law does not require authorities to provide requested information if no responsive record exists, and generally does not require authorities to create new records in order to fulfill public records requests.

Requesting Records:

In Person
Waupaca City Hall
111 S. Main Street, Waupaca, WI 54981
Hours – Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm

By E-Mail
Barb Nowak, City Clerk

Please provide the following information when requesting records:

  • Your Name
  • A reasonable description of the record(s) required
  • What format you would like the records in:
    • Paper copy (25 cents per page)
    • Electronic format on CD
    • E-mail a PDF
  • How you would like to obtain the records:
    • By e-mail (please provide an e-mail address)
    • Pick up in person at Waupaca City Hall
    • By Mail (provide a mailing address) – Requestor will need to cover the postage cost

Click here to request Police Reports/Records

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