What public records laws & regulations are applicable?

A vast array of state, federal, and Board of Regents policies govern the management, retention, and accessibility of public records.

A more detailed discussion about the State of Wisconsin and Board of Regents policies regarding public records, in particular those relevant to the management of University records, can be found in Legal Requirements for Records.

We have not, however, provided a complete listing of all state and federal legislation affecting public records. Please be aware that legal statutes and special requirements other than those listed below may have significant bearing on your office’s record keeping responsibilities.