The Mayor is the custodian of all records created or maintained by the Mayor’s Office. Each City department head and other City elected officials are the official custodians of the records created or maintained by their respective offices. The “local public office” position in the Mayor’s Office for purposes of the Wisconsin public records law includes only the Mayor.
The public may obtain access to or copies of the Mayor’s public records by making an oral or written request of the Mayor’s designee during regular business hours, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, holidays excluded. Written requests may be made to Mayor Tom Barrett, Office of the Mayor, 200 E. Wells St., Suite 201, Milwaukee, WI, 53202; via fax to (414) 286-3191; via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; or in person at the above address. The Mayor’s Office charges $.25 per page for each copy made. There will be an additional fee for location costs if the costs are $50.00 or more. Additional charges may be added as required to cover the costs of complying with a specific request. Requests which exceed a total cost of $5.00 may require prepayment. All requests will be processed as soon as practicable and without delay.