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Wisconsin Security Deposit Laws

Wisconsin Security Deposit Limit

Wisconsin statutes do not provide a limit. Before accepting the deposit, the landlord must inform tenant of tenant’s inspection rights, disclose all habitability defects including any outstanding building and housing code violations, inform tenant of the means by which shared utilities will be billed, and inform tenant if utilities are not paid for by landlord. (Wis. Admin. Code ATCP 134.06)

Deadline for Returning Security Deposit

Landlords are allowed 21 days to return the deposit after the tenant leaves.