Drainage Districts: Annual Reporting Requirements

​​Wisconsin law requires that the board shall file with the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP); the town board or town zoning committee; the city council, plan commission, or plan committee; and the county zoning administrator, in which district territory is located, a separate report, for the preceding fiscal year, on each drainage district under the board's jurisdiction. Unless the board selects a different fiscal year and notifies DATCP of the selection, the board's fiscal year begins on September 1 and ends the following year on August 31.

Reports must include:

  • A financial statement
  • A statement of all bonds paid or issued during the year
  • A statement of all work done during the year, specifying location and cost
  • A copy of the annual inspection report
  • A copy of the storm inspection report

DATCP provides an annual report form and inspection report form that may be used. They are available under "additional resources." An alternative format that includes the required information may be used.


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