The Columbia County Department of Health & Human Services does not have a Housing Authority or a building inspector. If a tenant has a concern with conditions in his/her residence, the first step would be to address the concern with the landlord. Written documentation and pictures are always good to have as records of the issue.
Both landlords and tenants have legal rights and responsibilities regarding the contract of a rental agreement. Check your lease and the resources listed below in this website. It would be wise for both parties to seek legal advice in the event of a rental issue or concern.
The local municipality that the rental property is located in may be able to address the concern if a building code or other municipal code has been violated. Municipalities may have building inspectors and Housing codes that can address rental issues.
Answering your questions about landlord/tenant law
Send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, with your request to:
Public Information Pamphlets, State Bar of Wisconsin,
P.O. Box 7158
Madison, WI 53707-7158.
Call the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection or the Division of Health for a copy of a booklet at 1-800-422-7128
Division of Trade and Consumer Protection