804.09 Production of documents and things and entry
upon land for inspection and other purposes. (1) SCOPE.
A party may serve on any other party a request within the scope
of s. 804.01 (2): a) to produce and permit the requesting party or
its representative to inspect, copy, test or sample the following
items in the responding party’s possession, custody, or control: 1.
any designated documents or electronically stored information,
including writings, drawings, graphs, charts, photographs, sound
recordings, images, and other data or data compilations stored in
any other medium from which information can be obtained either
directly or, if necessary, after translation by the responding party
into a reasonably usable form; or 2. any designated tangible
things; or b) to permit entry onto designated land or property possessed
or controlled by the responding party, so that the requesting
party may inspect, measure, survey, photograph, test, or sample
the property or any designated object or operation on it.
(2) PROCEDURE. (a) Except as provided in s. 804.015, the
request may, without leave of court, be served upon the plaintiff
after commencement of the action and upon any other party with
or after service of the summons and complaint upon that party, and
shall describe with reasonable particularity each item or category
of items to be inspected. The request shall specify a reasonable
time, place, and manner of making the inspection and performing
the related acts. The request may specify the form or forms in
which electronically stored information is to be produced.
() 1. The party upon whom the request is served shall serve
a written response within 30 days after the service of the request,
except that a defendant may serve a response within 45 days after
service of the summons and complaint upon that defendant. The
court may allow a shorter or longer time. The response shall state,
with respect to each item or category, that inspection and related
activities will be permitted as requested, unless the request is
objected to, in which event the reasons for objection shall be
stated. If objection is made to part of an item or category, the part
shall be specified. The response may state an objection to a
requested form for producing electronically stored information.
If the responding party objects to a requested form, or if no form
was specified in the request, the party shall state the form or forms
it intends to use.
2. Unless otherwise stipulated or ordered by the court, these
procedures apply to producing documents or electronically stored
a. A party shall produce documents as they are kept in the
usual course of business or shall organize and label them to correspond
to the categories in the request;
b. If a request does not specify a form for producing electronically
stored information, a party shall produce it in a form or forms
in which it is ordinarily maintained or in a reasonably usable form
or forms; and
c. A party need not produce the same electronically stored
information in more than one form.
(c) The party submitting the request may move for an order
under s. 804.12 (1) with respect to any objection to or other failure
to respond to the request or any
The rule above covers the timing of motion to produce documents.They have to produce the documents or respond here and seek a protective order within 30 days.You can ask the court for a shorter time here if you need it sooner.