No Late Fees / Penalties during COVID-19
MADISON –The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has approved an emergency rule to prohibit late fees or penalties for missed or late rent payments during COVID-19. Due to the rapidly changing economic landscape, many people have also had to navigate job losses, furloughs, and layoffs. As a result, their incomes are lower or gone altogether, making it extremely difficult to pay their rent in a timely manner during this public health emergency.
Consumers with questions or issues related to landlord-tenant agreements can contact DATCP’s Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-800-422-7128 or DATCPHotline@wisconsin.gov, or file a complaint online at www.datcp.wi.gov
If you have health-related questions about COVID-19, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ (DHS) website: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/disease/covid-19.htm