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 Administrative Code. View all current Department Administrative Rules in effect.


An agency undertakes rulemaking 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 inChapter 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.  

Active Rules


​Relating to

​Info link

​Rule type

​Administrative Orders and Contested Cases
SS 027-22​

​Dog Sellers and Dog Facility Operators​​
CR 21-061
​Plant Inspection and Pest Control
CR 22-022
​Industrial Hemp
EmR 2111​
Soil and Water Resource Management Program
SS 081-21

Nitrogen Optimization​SS ​040-22

​Crop Insurance Premium Rebates
​SS 039-22

​Inedible Animal By-Products
SS 016-21​
​Safety, Maintenance, and Operation of Public Pools and Water Attractions
​CR 22-021
​Recreational and Educational Camps
CR 21-109
​Petroleum & Other Liquid Fuel Products
CR 21-096
​County and District Fairs
​CR 21-093
​Something Special from Wisconsin
SS 019-21​
​Grants and Loans
SS 041-22​
​VE 1-11
​Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians
CR 21-062

Public Comment

The Department welcomes input from the public during the development of administrative rules. Public comments can be submitted on proposed administrative rules.​


​Public comments can also be e-mailed to​ or mailed to 2811 Agriculture Drive, PO Box 8911, Madison, WI 53708-8911.

Public Comments on Economic Impact of Proposed Administrative Rules

None at this time.​