Wisconsin Statutes Property (Ch. 700 to 710) § 704.50. Disclosure duty; immunity for providing notice about the sex offender registry

(1) Except as provided in sub. (2), a landlord or his or her agent has no duty to disclose to any person in connection with the rental of real property any information related to the fact that a particular person is required to register as a sex offender under s. 301.45 or any information about the sex offender registry under s. 301.45 .

(2) If, in connection with the rental of real property, a person requests of a landlord or his or her agent information related to whether a particular person is required to register as a sex offender under s. 301.45 or any other information about the sex offender registry under s. 301.45 , the landlord or agent has a duty to disclose such information, if the landlord or agent has actual knowledge of the information.

(3) Notwithstanding sub. (2), the landlord or agent is immune from liability for any act or omission related to the disclosure of information under sub. (2) if the landlord or agent in a timely manner provides to the person requesting the information written notice that the person may obtain information about the sex offender registry and persons registered with the registry by contacting the department of corrections.  The notice shall include the appropriate telephone number and Internet site of the department of corrections.


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