The State of Wisconsin has a tradition of open government and has tasked each municipality with providing access to public records. Learn more about Wisconsin’s public record policies at the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) website, including the compliance guides for both open meetings and public records.
Village of Cross Plains records are accessible to the public Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In some cases, records may require retrieval and therefore may not be immediately available for inspection.
The Village of Cross Plains may charge reasonable copy and search fees. For electronic records, this includes costs for computer disks or tapes, central processing unit and staff time needed to run the computer to produce the record. The Village of Cross Plains charges for the cost of photocopying and/or producing electronically requested records at a rate of $0.25 per page. There will be an additional charge for specialized documents, including photographs and videotapes and when searches are required. Additional search fees may be charged only if the record search exceeds $50. Requests which exceed a total cost of $5.00 may require prepayment. All requests will be processed as soon as practicable and without delay.
Records requests may be made orally or in writing to the Village Clerk, Bobbi Zauner. Once contacted, the Clerk will review your request to determine if the record exists. Any request for a record must reasonably describe the record or information sought. (Please note that not all record information is available for inspection or copying because access may be prohibited by state or federal law.) Once your request has been reviewed, and the Clerk determines existence of the record and accessibility, the Clerk will provide you with a copy of the record or allow you to inspect the record, and provide a place for that review. If your request is denied in whole or in part, the Clerk will explain why your request cannot be granted.
Meeting agendas, minutes, and materials can be found in our Agenda Center
Election-related records can be obtained from https://badgervoters.wi.gov/
Dane County land records can be found at https://accessdane.countyofdane.com/