Welcome to the WTA’s Information Library!

The information posted in this section is organized by topic, is general in nature, and is for informational purposes only. All ordinances and resolutions provided herein are samples. There are complexities in every situation that a town faces that must be addressed on a case-by-case basis. Thus, the content of these samples is provided as an example and is intended to be modified and adapted to meet the specific needs of the user. No sample ordinance or resolution should be used without prior careful review. More importantly, the resources provided in this section should not be construed as legal advice. Case law and legislative changes can substantially impact a pre-existing sample and an archived article. Hence, it is imperative that you consult your town attorney on issues affecting your town and that any sample ordinance or resolution be reviewed by the town’s attorney prior to adoption.

Additionally, the Wisconsin Town Law Forms book provides a vast number of sample ordinances and resolutions that are too immense to list here. We are grateful to the Legislative Reference Bureau for hosting these forms.

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Each sample ordinance, resolution or form is listed in descending order of its respective statutory reference.  For example, if you are looking for a sample official oath of office per Wisconsin Statutes Section 19.01(1), scroll down the list until you see that sample.  You may also search by placing a key term in the site search. 

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)
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Ordinances and Resolutions
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