License Division

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Tavern / Bar Problems

Most neighborhood bars and taverns are well run, orderly, and safe. But for bars that have become a problem in your neighborhood with issues like crime, noise, or litter, the city has a process you can follow to hold such tavern and bar owners accountable.

 


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License and Permit Applications

A listing of all licenses and permits administered by the License Division, along with accomanying documents.

 

 
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Forms and Related Info

Access all forms and applications used by the License Division, as well as information regarding many of the licenses issued.

     
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License E-Payment

Pay license fees online with MasterCard or VISA. The refund policy for payments can be found at the Refund Policy link.

 
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Customer Service Survey

Please take a minute to complete our online customer service survey. Your comments will help us to monitor our customer service and find out how we can improve our licensing services. We appreciate your time and feedback.

 


Lists of Licenses and Permits Issued

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Alcohol Beverage Establishment Licenses

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Alcohol Beverage Establishment Licenses, Inactive (Requirements not met)

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Extended Hours Establishment Licenses

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Food Dealer Establishment Licenses

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Food Dealer Establishment Licenses, Inactive (Requirements not met)

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Food Peddler Licenses

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Home Improvement Contractor Licenses

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Home Improvement Contractor Licenses, Inactive (Requirements not met)

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Junk Collector Truck Licenses

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Loading Zone Permits

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Lobbyist Registrations (Alphabetically by Lobbyist)

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Lobbyist Registrations (Alphabetically by Principal)

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Private Alarm System Business Licenses

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Public Entertainment Licenses

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Public Entertainment Licenses, Inactive (Requirements not met)

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Public Passenger Vehicle Driver Licenses

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Public Passenger Vehicle Driver Licenses, Inactive (Requirements not met)

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Public Passenger Vehicle Permits (Alphabetical Order)

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Public Passenger Vehicle Permits (Permit Number Order)

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Public Passenger Vehicle Permits, Inactive (Requirements not met)

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Suspended Licenses Due to Council Action

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Temporary Extension Licenses

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Temporary Food Licenses

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Fingerprinting Requirements

The Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) is required to conduct an investigation of the criminal history of applicants for certain new and renewal licenses and permits.  All applicants whose fingerprints are not already on file with the Milwaukee Police Department must report to the Police Administration Building at the following address and times in order to be fingerprinted:

 

Police Administration Building Room 305
951 N James Lovell St (N 7th St)

Monday - Friday (excluding holidays)
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Applicants previously fingerprinted by the MPD can contact the MPD at (414) 935-7281 to determine whether their fingerprints are still on file.

Additional References for Alcohol Beverage License Applicants

Brochure - Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
Sample Floor Plan for Alcohol Beverage Applications
Sample New Alcohol Beverage Establishment Application
Sales and Service Restrictions Related to Alcohol Beverage License Type
Tavern & Bar Capacity Information
Information Pamphlet for New Applicants
Tax Information - Department of Revenue

Licenses and Permits Issued by Other City Departments

Department of Neighborhood Services
Development Center
Health Department
Night Parking
Special Events
 

Frequently Requested, but Handled Elsewhere

Birth and Death Certificates
Marriage Licenses
Public Records

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City Clerk -
License Division

City Hall Room 105
200 E. Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Ph: (414) 286-2238
Fx:  (414) 286-3057

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