Implements of Husbandry Law Update

Last year, the Wisconsin Towns Association prepared model ordinances for towns to use if they wanted to enact an ordinance under the new Implements of Husbandry (IOH) law, 2013 Wisconsin Act 377.  After the original IOH law was enacted, certain questions  and issues arose, and this past year the legislature enacted 2015 Wisconsin Act 15, which significantly modified certain areas of the IOH law.  An overview of the changes can be read on the Wisconsin  Department of Transportation website.

In response to these changes, the Wisconsin Towns Association has drafted new model ordinances. The Association recommends that any town that enacted an IOH ordinance using one of the original model ordinances, adopt the updated ordinance. The updated model ordinances can be found on the Wisconsin Towns Association website.

Note:  2015 Act 15 changed the deadline for towns to enact IOH ordinances from January 15 to November 30 of the prior year. So, if you want to enact an updated ordinance to be effective in 2016, you must act by November 30, 2015.

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