Administrative Rules

An administrative "rule" is defined in s. 227.01 (13), Stats.. The authority to create new rules, or to revise and repeal existing rules (promulgation) is delegated to the Departement by the Wisconsin State Legislature.

Rules must be promulgated according to a process established by the Legislature in ch. 227, Stats., by the Governor in various Executive Orders, and by the Courts in various precedents.  The Department must obtain approval from the Governor to begin any project to create new rules, or to revise or repeal current administrative rules.  The Department must also submit final proposed rules  to the Wisconsin State Legislature for review prior to enactment.

The following pages provide information about current Department rules and active rulemaking projects:

For questions, please contact:

Davis Ciotola
Administrative Rule Officer/Manager 

Last Revised: October 19, 2017