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Landlord Resources


In the interests of building a better quality of life for all citizens of Fond du Lac, the Fond du Lac Police Department works with landlords to resolve minor issues before they become more serious.  We believe by taking these steps we can improve our neighborhoods for all concerned.  We have accordingly created this web page to list resources available to landlords and explain the City’s Nuisance Abatement Program (Chapter 476-7).  Examples of resources offered are:

Tenant Screening Guidelines (PDF)

WI Evictions (PDF)

Tenants Rights & Responsibilities (PDF) 

Open Records Requests

Landlord Tenant Guideline 2014 (PDF)

Most landlords in Fond du Lac take pride in their properties and work toward finding good tenants.  In those cases where properties or tenants repeatedly act to degrade the quality of life in their neighborhood, the city has created Ordinance Chapter 476-7 (Chronic Nuisances) to hold landlords responsible for nuisance activity that occurs on their property.  Landlords are made aware of potential nuisances via a Landlord Notification Form.  If a property meets the criteria to be classified as a public nuisance, the landlord is notified and must then take steps to keep the problem from recurring. If the landlord is either unwilling or unable to curb the public nuisance occurring at their property, the landlord can be cited and fined at the end of this process.  Formal definitions of nuisance activity and the processes followed for nuisance abatement or defined in Ordinance 476, listed below.

Landlord / Tenant Laws 

City of Fond du Lac Ordinance Chapter 476-7 “Chronic Nuisances ” –(PDF)

Summary and Explanation of Chapter 476-7 “Chapter 476-7 Summary”-(PDF)

Wisconsin Landlord / Tenant Statute Chapter 704 – Stat0704.pdf

Wisconsin Administrative Code “Residential Rental Practices” – Atcp134.pdf

Helpful Resources

Fond du Lac Area Apartment Association

Vickie Garthwaite:   920-923-4135

Mary Ruplinger:      920-921-3791

WI Dept. of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection

2811 Agriculture Drive
Madison, WI 53718-6777
1 (800) 422-7128

Northeast Regional Office

200 N. Jefferson, Suite 146A
Green Bay, WI 54301
(920) 448-5110


Resources to Assist with background checks of prospective tenants 

Wisconsin Circuit Court Records http://wcca.wicourts.gov/index.xsl

WI Criminal History Checks – http://wi-recordcheck.org/

Programs To Assist Tenants

BestColleges.com Student Renter’s Guide


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