Radioactive Materials Program

Section 254.365 of the Wisconsin Statutes requires that any person who possesses, uses, manufactures, transports, stores or transfers radioactive materials in Wisconsin must have a radioactive materials license. Effective August 11, 2003, the Department of Health Services licenses and inspects byproduct, source, special nuclear, naturally occurring and accelerator-produced radioactive materials in Wisconsin (unless exempted).

WISREGS, Licenses, and Notices

License forms, WISREGS and other related documents can be downloaded from this website. The Wisconsin Regulatory Guidelines are the best source of information about the licensing of radioactive materials.

DHS 157 (PDF, 1.5 MB) , Wisconsin Administrative Code, details the licensing requirements and fees. DHS 157 is divided into 15 subchapters. The following table provides a list of DHS 157 subchapters relating to the regulation of radioactive materials.

Subchapter Topic Subchapter Topic
I General VII Irradiators
II Licensing X Notices/Reports to Workers
III Radiation Protection XI Inspection
IV Industrial Radiography XII Enforcement
V Well logging XIII Transportation
VI Medical Use of Radioactive Material XV Registration

Wisconsin Statutes, DHS 157, WISREGs and all posters and forms can be mailed to you. Contact the Radiation Protection Section at:

Division of Public Health
Radiation Protection Section
Attn: Radioactive Materials Program
P.O. Box 2659
Madison, WI 53701-2659
Phone: 608-267-4789
Fax: 608-267-3695

Last Revised: June 2, 2020