Tenant & Landlord Rights and Responsibilities
City of Madison provides information about rights and responsibilities for tenants and landlords in the City of Madison. The numbers in the text refer to statutes, regulations or ordinances that are the source of the information and are listed below. This is not legal advice. Citations are for guidance and may not apply to your situation. If you have a specific legal question, you should consult an attorney or one of the groups or agencies listed.
- Wisconsin Statutes, (Wis. Stats.) Chapters 704 (Tenant/Landlord), 710 (Mobile Homes) & 799 (Small Claims)
- Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Regulations (ATCP), Chapter 134 (Residential Rental) & 125 (Mobile Homes)
- Madison General Ordinances (MGO), Chapter 32 (Tenant/Landlord)
- Dane County Ordinances (DCO) Chapter 31 (Housing Discrimination)
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TENANT AND LANDLORD RESOURCES
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection,
Tenant Resource Center
Rental Rights & Responsibilities: (608) 257-0006
Housing Lists & Eviction Prevention: (608) 242-7406
Housing Mediation Service:(608) 257-2799
Madison Equal Opportunities Commission (Housing Discrimination)
Fair Housing Center of Greater Madison
Complaint Intake: 1-877-647-3247
Student Tenant Education & Mediation
Apartment Association of South Central Wisconsin
City of Madison Police Department: Non-Emergency
City of Madison Fire Department: Non-Emergency
Dane County Small Claims Court: For information on the mechanics of filing a small claims suit.
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