Clerk / Treasurer Permits & Applications

Special Events Permit


A special event is any planned extraordinary occurrence on the public right-of-way or public premises including, but not limited to, parades, processions, bicycle or foot races, or festivals.

  • No person or organization may hold a special event on the public right-of-way or public premises without obtaining a special event permit.
  • Applications must be submitted to Village Hall 30 working days prior to the event for review. Upon approval, payment of permit fees and the completion of all additional requirements, the Village will issue a Special Events Permit.
  • As part of the Special Events Permit Application (PDF) a copy of insurance naming the Village of Whitefish Bay as an additional insured in the amount of $1,000,000 or other insurance limits deemed appropriate is required.

Cigarette License


A cigarette license is required for the sale of tobacco products anywhere in the Village. The annual license fee is $5.

Dog and Cat Licenses


All dogs and cats within the village must be licensed. The fees for licenses are $24 per animal, if the animal is not spayed or neutered; and $12 per animal, if the animal is spayed or neutered. Pet licenses are valid for the year of issue only.

Transient Merchant and Solicitor Permits


Door-to-door salespeople must obtain a Transient Merchant permit prior to conducting business within the Village. Those soliciting donations must obtain a Solicitor permit. Qualifications for a permit include;

  • Must pass background check performed by the Police Department
  • Organization must be registered with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions
  • Organization must have a physical address
  • Transient Merchant fees: $150 for the business, $20 for each person
  • Solicitor fees: $20

Bartender License


All licenses establishment within the Village must have at least one licensed bartender (PDF) on premises during business hours.

  • Must be 21 or older
  • Must have completed a safe servers class and provide certificate to Village Hall
  • Annual fee of $50.
  • Expires April 30 annually

Liquor Licenses


Class A Fermented Malt Beverage


This Liquor License Application (PDF) allows retail sale of fermented malt beverages (beer, wine coolers) for consumption off premises.

Class A Liquor


This Liquor License Application (PDF) allows retail sale of intoxicating liquor including wine for consumption off the premises (liquor stores, grocery stores).

Class B Fermented Malt Beverage


This Liquor License Application (PDF) allows retail sale of fermented malt beverages (beer, wine coolers) for consumption on or off the premises (restaurants, beer bars).

Class B Liquor

 
This Liquor License Application (PDF) allows retail sale of intoxicating liquor including wine for consumption on the premises, and wine in original containers for consumption off the premises (taverns, restaurants).

Class C Wine


This Liquor License Application (PDF) allows the sale of wine for consumption only on the premises.

Temporary Class B License

 
The Liquor License Application (PDF) allows retail beer and / or wine sales, for consumption on the premises, at temporary events like fairs and festivals. Must be a bona-fide club, county or local fair associations, churches, lodges, or societies that have been in existence for at least six months.

Applying for Alcohol Beverage Licenses


To apply for an alcohol beverage license listed above, please download the attached application and contact the Village Clerk/Treasurer's Office. Additionally, please download and fill out the separate application for a Temporary Class B License. The basic qualifications to be approved for a license include:

  • You must be of legal drinking age (21).
  • You must have resided continuously in Wisconsin for at least 90 days prior to the application date.
  • You must have a seller's permit issued by the State Department of Revenue. Call 608-266-2776.
  • You must have completed a responsible beverage server training course.
Once all the paper work has been completed, approval of the license will be needed from the Village Board before an applicant can begin to operate. For more information please visit the Department of Revenue website.