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Tenant & Landlord Rights and Responsibilities

Rental Laws & Regulations

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)
Last Updated: 06/18/2020

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