Wisconsin Statewide Public Records
- Wisconsin Asset Search
Search government agencies open to the public to find assets of companies, corporations, or individuals.
- Wisconsin Criminal Records
Search for felony or misdemeanor criminal charges by requesting records from the Wisconsin state repository.
Wisconsin Criminal Records and Background Checks
Wisconsin online criminal history record check system.
Federal Bureau of Investigation Milwaukee Office
Find resources for criminal background checks, criminal records.
Wisconsin Inmates and Offenders Search
Find the location and release information of individuals incarcerated with the Wisconsin Dept. of Corrections.
Wisconsin Sex Offenders
Search the WI Dept. of Corrections database of registered offenders by name or location.
Wisconsin Most Wanted
Search the most wanted fugitives and absconders by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.
- Wisconsin Police Search
Wisconsin Police and Law Enforcement Agency Directory.
Wisconsin State Patrol
Law enforcement, traffic, criminal investigations and more
Wisconsin Division of Natural Resources
Licenses, permits, information and more
Wisconsin Attorney General
Civil, criminal and appellate courts
Wisconsin State University Police Department
Law enforcement, investigations, reports and more
Wisconsin County Sheriff Criminal Reports
- Wisconsin Court Records Access
Direct access to Wisconsin courts access online, from county to Supreme courts.
- Wisconsin Bankruptcy Records Search
Conduct a bankruptcy search through public records to find individual or corporate bankruptcy filings.
- Wisconsin Birth Records
Request birth and death certificates from the WI Dept. of Health Services.
- Wisconsin Business & Corporation Search
Find active and inactive corporations by name from the WI Department of Financial Institutions.
- Wisconsin Death Records
Online resource for finding free death records.
- Wisconsin Driving Records
Access online forms from the state DMV to request a drivers license, complete title registration and more.
- Wisconsin Public Record Expungements
Information and resources to assist in expunging criminal records state and nationwide.
- Wisconsin Genealogy Records
Browse state archives, historical records, and online databases, search Wisconsin census records to find info about ancestors, family tree and more.
- Wisconsin Judgments and Liens
Find judgments, liens and UCC filings of any individual in Wyoming.
- Wisconsin Lawyer Search and Lookup
Verify an attorney's licensing status with the State Bar.
- Wisconsin Marriage Search
Request a copy of a marriage certificates from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
- Wisconsin Missing Children
Search Wisconsin missing and exploited kids.
- Wisconsin Newspaper Search
Lookup online newspapers and printed publications for the state of Wisconsin.
- Wisconsin People Search
Lookup addresses and telephone numbers for individuals in Wisconsin. Find family or friends by searching free databases available online.
- Wisconsin Property Records
Conduct a property search by contacting a Wisconsin Register of Deeds Assoc. statewide.
- Wisconsin Unclaimed Property
Search property and claim status by individual name or business thru the state treasurer.
- Wisconsin Vital Records
Request birth and death certificates, marriage records and divorce filings in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Public Records and Court Information
Public Records Information
Wisconsin’s state departments are providers of numerous public records with individual policies and procedures. The Wisconsin Department of Justice operate record units which checks a person’s criminal background. The Vital Records Office manages copies of birth, death and marriages which are routinely requested, its sites shows the process required to obtain official certificates.
Instant searches can be found amongst several major state agency websites to help the public view information from their databanks. The Department of Financial Institutions, Safety and Professional licenses and the state bar offer searches for corporate information, verification of licenses, permits, registrations, UCC and lien filings.
A index to originators and recorders of information routinely requested puts the individual in control of their own unique search where only the necessary documents are obtained. Certain reports and files are only attainable through smaller sites which are not connected to larger departments and may be hard to locate.
Court Records Information
The Wisconsin municipal courts have exclusive jurisdiction to hear cases which involve ordinance violations. If a municipality does not have a court, ordinance violations are heard in circuit court.
Circuit courts have jurisdiction to hear all civil and criminal cases, including probate, juvenile, and traffic matters, as well as jury trials.
State’s court of appeals mostly handle cases of mandatory jurisdiction, meaning appeals from circuit courts required to hear under the Wisconsin’s law.
Wisconsin’s highest court is the supreme court with jurisdiction over all lower courts, has discretion to determine which appeals it will hear, can also hear original actions, cases that have not been heard in a lower court. The court selects the cases it will review based on criteria described in state statutes.
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