The majority of eminent domain cases in Wisconsin meet the requirement for public purpose and necessity. Examples of cases that meet these criteria are: property acquisition for highway improvement projects, and acquisitions for utility projects such as installation of power lines and sewer systems. This page is dedicated to information regarding the Wisconsin eminent domain process.
If the taking of your property meets the requirements for public necessity or public purpose, then continue reading to learn more about the eminent domain process in the state of Wisconsin. Please note that there are extended explanations for all of the numbered sections in the flow chart. Additionally, links to specific state statues are also provided, where applicable. Please be aware that the flow chart and explanations are simply an overview of the process and should not be used as a tool to take matters into your own hands.
If the taking of your property does not meet the requirement for public purpose and necessity, then you should learn more about your property rights in Wisconsin.