Public Records Access

Transparency is a key component to maintaining a strong democracy. As a citizen of Vermont Township, you have a right to know how your “government is spending tax dollars and exercising the powers granted by the people” (Wisconsin Department of Administration website).  The goal of Wisconsin Public Records Law is  to provide the public with reasonable access to public records at reasonable costs.

The public may make requests for information and access to records in the custody of the Town of Vermont clerk or other appropriate legal custodian. In the Town of Vermont, the town clerk does not maintain regular office hours at Town Hall.

The town clerk will permit access to Town records in the custody of the clerk upon at least 48 hours’ written or oral notice of the intent to inspect or copy a record. The location of the records is Vermont Town Hall, 4017 County Road JJ, Black Earth, WI 53515.

Below are the fees for satisfying record requests under s. 19.35, Wis. stats.:

  • Copy and transcription fees – $.15 per page
  • Location costs – $25/hour if location time greater than or equal to two hours.
  • Mailing and shipping fees – direct costs
  • Photography and photographic reproduction fees – direct costs


To submit a written request, please fill out the Public Records Access Request Form and email the completed form to or mail the form to Town Clerk, Vermont Town Hall, 4017 County Road JJ, Black Earth WI 53515.