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Wisconsin Landlord Notice to Enter | 12-Hour

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Updated on May 3rd, 2023

A Wisconsin 12-hour notice to enter gives a tenant at least half a day’s notice that their landlord will enter their residence. The notice will include the date of the notice, the amount of notice the tenant is being given, the date and hour the landlord requires access, and the reason entry is required. If the proposed time is inconvenient for the tenant, they may be able to delay or reschedule the appointment by replying to the notice.

Emergency Access (§ 704.05(2)) – The landlord has the right to enter a tenant’s domicile without notice if the tenant is absent from the property and the landlord believes it’s necessary to preserve and protect their property.


Wisconsin law permits landlords to enter their property at reasonable times with advance notice of at least 12 hours for the following purposes:

  • Inspections
  • Repairs
  • Showing the rental unit to buyers or renters

Statutes: § 704.05(2), ATCP 134.09(2)(a)(2)