There is a lot of information that is provided to citizens as part of the larger public record.
Drivers License Status Check
Find out if your driver license is valid, suspended, revoked or disqualified.
License Plate Look Up
Find out when your plate expires; find out if your plate is suspended or valid; and more. www.dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/online.htm
Driver Record Abstracts
Look up your own driver record or someone else’s record. Driver record abstracts are computer-generated copies of the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV’s) driver records. Most driver record entries are retained for five years; however, certain convictions can result in a driver record being retained indefinitely.
The Crime Information Bureau is part of the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Law Enforcement Services. CIB operates, manages and disseminates information to respond to public requests for background criminal record checks.
Wisconsin’s Criminal History Repository
The repository contains arrest and conviction information on over 1,000,000 individuals dating back to 1971. There are 3 ways to pay for requests: an established account; a credit card; or a check via US Mail.
Wisconsin Criminal History Background Check | recordcheck.doj.wi.gov
Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry | offender.doc.state.wi.us/public
In 1997, the State of Wisconsin enacted the Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Law. This law was created to monitor and track people convicted of sex crimes and to provide access to this information for police, victims and the general public.
Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website | www.nsopr.gov
The Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW), coordinated by the U.S. Department of Justice, is a cooperative effort between Jurisdictions hosting public sex offender registries (“Jurisdictions”) and the federal government. These Jurisdictions include the 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, the District of Columbia, and participating tribes.
The criteria for searching are limited to what each individual Jurisdiction may provide. Also, because information is hosted by each Jurisdiction and not by the federal government, search results should be verified by the user in the Jurisdiction where the information is posted. Users are advised to visit the corresponding Jurisdiction Websites for further information and/or guidance, as appropriate.
Please see the Public Records page in the eServices Section.
Wisconsin Circuit Court Access | wcca.wicourts.gov
This Wisconsin Circuit Court Access website provides access to certain public records of the circuit courts of Wisconsin. The information displayed is an exact copy of the case information entered into the Consolidated Court Automation Programs (CCAP) case management system by court staff in the counties where the case files are located. The court record summaries viewed here are all public records under Wisconsin open records law.
Here are the three major credit reporting agencies most commonly used.