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Incorporation


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Mailing Address
PO Box 1645
Madison, WI  53701

101 E Wilson Street, 9th Floor
Madison, WI 53703

Phone
(608) 264-6102

Fax
(608) 264-6104

E-mail 
wimunicipalboundaryreview@wi.gov


Municipal incorporation is the process of creating new cities and villages from unincorporated town territory. The process involves:

  • Petition signed by area residents;
  • Circuit court review;
  • Incorporation Review Board review;
  • Potential involvement of neighboring municipalities who may support or oppose the proposed incorporation;
  • Potential referendum vote by residents;
  • Incorporation certificate from the Department of Administration, if the above steps in the process are met.