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Open Records Notice and Requests

The Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) is responsible for reviewing applications for professional credentials, for issuing and renewing professional credentials, for regulating and disciplining professionals, and for supporting various professional boards and regulatory authorities.

DSPS may charge the actual, necessary and direct cost of reproducing or transcribing a record. When the request calls for a copy of a record, and the record can be photocopied, DSPS may charge its standard fee of $.25 for each impression produced in response to the request. If the record requested is not in readily comprehensible form (e.g., computer file, database entry), DSPS may charge the actual cost of creating a readily comprehensible copy.

If the cost of locating a record is greater than $50, DSPS may charge the requester the actual, necessary and direct location cost. If the records are mailed to the requester, DSPS may charge the actual, necessary and direct shipping cost.

Regardless of who processes the request, fees will be calculated based upon the hourly wage of the lowest paid staff member capable of performing the work. The above fees apply except where a different fee is authorized by law. DSPS may request pre-payment if the total costs are greater than $5. Make checks payable to Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.

Members of the public may request information and access to the Department’s public records, or request copies of these records by contacting DSPS.

Notice provided pursuant to Wis. Stat. §19.34. You have the right to inspect and copy certain records under Wisconsin’s Public Records Law, Wis. Stats. §§19.31-19.39.

Rev: 12/2012