The statutory references listed below refer the code user to state statutes applicable to Wisconsin towns. They are up to date through June 2023.

General Provisions

Code of ordinances.

WSA 66.0103

Elections generally.

WSA Chs. 512

Home rule.

Wis. Const. Art. XI § 3

Municipal administrative procedure.

WSA Ch. 68

Municipal powers.

WSA 66.0101 et seq.

Ordinance violation procedures and penalties.

WSA 66.0109 et seq.


WSA Ch. 60

Administration and Personnel

Municipal courts.

WSA Ch. 755

Municipal officers and employees generally.

WSA 66.0501 et seq.

Police and fire departments.

WSA 62.13

Public records.

WSA 19.21 et seq.

Town board.

WSA 60.20 et seq.

Town meetings.

WSA 60.10 et seq.

Town officers.

WSA 62.09

Revenue and Finance

Municipal finance and revenue.

WSA 66.0601 et seq.

Room tax.

WSA 66.0615

Special assessments.

WSA 66.0701 et seq.

Town finance.

WSA 62.12

Business Licenses, Taxes and Regulations

Alcoholic beverages.

WSA Ch. 125

Amusement places.

WSA 175.20


WSA 66.0815

Malt beverages.

WSA 125.25 et seq.


WSA Ch. 295

Mobile home parks.

WSA 66.0435

Nonintoxicating and soda water beverages.

WSA 66.0433


WSA 349.24

Transient merchants.

WSA 66.0423


Animal health.

WSA Ch. 95

Animals at large.

WSA 172.01

Crimes against animals.

WSA Ch. 951

Dog regulations.

WSA Ch. 174

Health and Safety

Ambulance service.

WSA 62.133


WSA 157.129

Fireworks regulation.

WSA 167.10

Food regulations.

WSA Ch. 97 and 66.0119

Industrial nuisance regulation.

WSA 66.0415


WSA 84.31

Local health departments.

WSA Ch. 251

Noxious weeds.

WSA 66.0407

Nuisances generally.

WSA 66.0415

Removal of rubbish.

WSA 66.0405

Public Peace, Morals and Welfare

Crimes against government.

WSA Ch. 946

Crimes against life and bodily security.

WSA Ch. 940

Crimes against property.

WSA Ch. 943

Crimes against public health and safety.

WSA Ch. 941

Crimes against public peace and order.

WSA Ch. 947

Crimes against reputation and civil liberties.

WSA Ch. 942

Crimes against sexual morality.

WSA Ch. 944


WSA Ch. 945

Local regulation of firearms.

WSA 66.0409

Local regulation of tobacco possession by minors.

WSA 134.66(5)


WSA 66.0107(1)(bm)

Municipal regulation generally.

WSA 66.0107

Vehicles and Traffic

Abandoned vehicles.

WSA 342.40

Impoundment of vehicle.

WSA 349.115

Local regulation.

WSA 349.03 and 349.06 et seq.

Locked motor vehicles.

WSA 66.0431

Motor vehicles generally.

WSA Ch. 340

Rules of the road.

WSA Ch. 346


WSA Ch. 350

Traffic accident record system.

WSA 66.0141

Streets, Sidewalks and Public Property

Municipal public works and projects.

WSA 66.0901 et seq.

Town public works and safety.

WSA 60.50 et seq.

Public Services

Housing and transportation.

WSA 66.1001 et seq.

Public utilities.

WSA 66.0801 et seq.


WSA 62.18

Buildings and Construction

Building codes.

WSA 62.17

Dangerous buildings.

WSA 66.0413 and 254.59

Fire hazards.

WSA 101.14

Historic properties.

WSA 66.1111

Inspection warrants.

WSA 66.0119

Plumbing regulations.

WSA 145.04


Local subdivision regulations.

WSA 236.45


Town land use and planning.

WSA 60.61 et seq.