Public Records Request

An open records request form is available to be filled out with your record (form is listed on the bottom of the webpage).   This form will allow you to access public records of the City of Chilton in accordance with Chapter 19, Subchapter II, Wisconsin Statutes.  It is the intent of the City of Chilton to comply with all local ordinances and State laws regarding public records and access to said records.  
Access to the City of Chilton's records may be obtained during normal business hours at Chilton City Hall, 42 School Street, Chilton, WI 53014 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, or 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday.
A request to inspect or copy a record shall be made to the legal custodian. Each authority, upon request for any record, shall, as soon as practicable and without delay, either fill the request or notify the requester of the authority’s determination to deny the request in whole or in part and the reasons thereof. If documents are not easily retrieved, the requester shall at least receive an acknowledgment of request within 7 business days (not including holidays). A request shall be deemed sufficient if it reasonably describes the requested record or the information requested. However, a request for a record without a reasonable limitation as to the subject matter or length of time represented by the record does not constitute a sufficient request. A request may be made orally, but a request must be in writing before an action to enforce the request is commenced under §19.37, Wis. Stats.

Limitation on Right to Access 
As provided by §19.36, Wis. Stats., the following records are exempt from inspection under this section: Records specifically exempted from disclosure by State or Federal law or authorized to be exempted from disclosure by State law; Any record relating to investigative information obtained for law enforcement purposes if Federal law or regulations require exemption from disclosure or if exemption from disclosure is a condition to receipt of aids by the State; Computer programs, although the material used as input for a computer program or the material produced as a product of the computer program is subject to inspection.  A record or any portion of a record containing information qualifying as a common law trade secret.

In responding to a request for inspection or copying of a record which is not specifically exempt from disclosure, the legal custodian, after conferring with the City Attorney, may deny the request in whole or in part, only if determined that the harm to the public interest resulting from disclosure would outweigh the public interest in full access to the requested record.