Where do I find information regarding publication requirements for cities and villages?
The general statute governing the
publication of legal notices is ch. 985, Stats. The term "legal notice"
is defined in ch. 985 to mean every notice required by law or by order
of a court to be published in a newspaper or other publication and
includes the publication of ordinances, resolutions, financial
statements, budgets and the proceedings of governmental bodies. "Legal
notices" also include election notices, notices of public hearings held
by governmental bodies and certain judicial notices and notices of sale
intended to inform persons of their duty or right to exercise certain
rights within a specified time period.
Some statutes impose specific publication
requirements for particular government actions (e.g, rezoning,
annexation, etc.) However, a comprehensive list of such statutes does
not exist. Accordingly, all relevant statutes should be reviewed to
determine if there is a specific publication requirement for the