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


​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



​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​

​ATCP 72 Rule Revision Advisory Committee

ATCP 82 Rule Revision Advisory Comm​ittee​

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.​