Administrative Rules


The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) promulgates administrative rules pursuant t​o rulemaking authority conferred by the Legislature. Administrative rules have the force and effect of law and become part of the Wisconsin Ad​ministrative Code. View all current Department Administrative Rules in effect.


An agency undertakes rulemakin​g when it seeks to create new rules, or to amend or repeal existing rules. Rules must be promulgated according to a process established by the Legislature in ch. 227, Stats., by the Governor's Executive Orders, and by Court rulings. An overview of the administrative rules promulgation process can be found in Chapter 4​ of the Wisconsin State Legislature Briefing Book.

View Proposed Department Rules in Promulgation Process. View current proposed administrative rules that are scheduled to be presented to the Department Board. 

If there is an immediate threat to the public peace, health, safety or welfare, the Department may adopt a temporary emergency rule according to special procedures prescribed by the Legislature.  

Publi​c Comment

​The Department welcomes input from the public during the development of administrative rules. Public comments can be submitted to​ or 2811 Agric​ulture Drive,​ PO Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708-8911.

Active Rules


​Relating to

​Info link

​Rule type

​Administrative Orders and Contested Cases
CR 22-062​
​Dog Import Rabie​s Vaccination
CR 22-081

​Plant Inspection and Pest Control
CR 22-022
​21, 29, 35
​Removal of Obsolete Language
CR 22-80
​Industrial Hemp
EmR 2111​
Soil and Water Resource Management Program
SS 081-21
Nitrogen Optimization​EmR 2208

​Crop Insurance Premium Rebates
EmR 2210

​Inedible Animal By-Products
​CR 23-003
​Hotels, Motels and Tourist Rooming Houses
​​SS 010-23

​Safety, Maintenance, and Operation of Public Pools and Water Attractions
​CR 22-021
​Recreational and Educational Camps
CR 21-109
​Bulk Milk Collection, Sampling and Transportation
SS 011-23
​90, 91, 92

​Fair packaging and Labeling; Selling Commodities by Weight, Measure or Count; and Weights and Measures
​​SS 073-22
​Flammable Combustible Hazardous Liquids
SS 009-23​

​Petroleum & Other Liquid Fuel Products
CR 21-096
​Something Special from Wisconsin
SS 019-21​
​Grants and Loans
CR 22-065

​Rulemaking Advisory Committees

Under state law, the Department may convene committees of experts, interested in person or representatives of the public to Advise it with respect to any contemplated rulemaking.

​Active Rulemaking Advisory Committees​

​None at this time.

Public Comment​ on Economic Impact of Proposed Administrative Rules

Economic Impact comments, are being solicited on proposed rules listed below and comments may be submitted to​ or 2811 Agriculture Drive, PO Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708-8911.

​None at this time.​