Welcome to DFI

Welcome to the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions. DFI plays a key role in strengthening Wisconsin's financial future by protecting the safety and soundness of Wisconsin's financial institutions, safeguarding the investing public, facilitating commerce, and increasing financial capability throughout the state. The department administers the Wisconsin Consumer Act and maintains the state's business and organization filings. Questions? Please call (608) 261-9555, or visit Contact Us, to be directed to the appropriate area. We look forward to serving you!

Corporate Filing Alerts!

2021 Wisconsin Act 258 was enacted on April 15, 2022. The Act makes several revisions to Chapters 178, 179, 180, 181, and 183 of the Wisconsin Statutes, including modifications to the required content or fees associated with some types of filings. For those filings affected by Act 258, the DFI Corporations Bureau’s forms page now includes new or updated forms. Documents filed with the Corporations Bureau after April 16, 2022 should use the updated forms. Document fees are reflected on the relevant form or on the Corporations Bureau’s online fee schedule.

Coming Soon: New Online Notary Filing System & Payment Changes

The Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) is creating a new online notary filling system that will be available in summer 2022.

Starting on May 13, 2022, online payments for notary applications will not be available. All notary applications must be paid for with a check or money order when the application is mailed, or delivered, to the DFI until the new system is in place in summer 2022.

If a notary application was paid online before May 13, 2022, then the application must be received by the DFI by June 3, 2022; otherwise, the payment will be refunded.

For questions, please email DFINotary@dfi.wisconsin.gov or call (608) 266-8915. Thanks!

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