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Alcohol Beverage Licenses

Select a link or call a phone number below for more information about Alcohol Beverage Licenses:

Licenses are issued for:

Need a license? Call
Bartender - NEW license application yes (414) 286-2238
Bartender - RENEW license online yes (414) 286-2238
Beer Sales yes (414) 286-2238
Liquor Sales yes (414) 286-2238
Manager yes (414) 286-2238

 

 Animal Licenses

Select a link or call a phone number below for more information about Animal Licenses:

Licenses are issued for: Need a license? Call
Animal Fancier yes (414) 286-3280
Bees Yes (414) 286-3280
Chickens yes (414) 286-3280
Cat yes (414) 649-8640
Dog yes (414) 649-8640
Grooming yes (414) 286-3280
Horse and Surrey yes (414) 286-3280
Horse Stable yes (414) 286-3280
Kennel yes (414) 286-3280
Pet Shop yes (414) 286-3280
Slaughtering yes (414) 286-3674

 

 

Building and Construction Permits

Visit the Development Center for more information.

Select a link or call a phone number below for more information about Building and Construction Permits:  

Project Need a permit? Call
Air conditioner yes Call 286-8210
Asbestos abatement --
single family or duplex
No Call 286-3280
Asbestos abatement --
3 or more residential units
Yes Call 286-3280
Asbestos abatement --
commercial building
Yes Call 286-3280
Attic alterations or conversion Yes Call 286-8210
Banners hung from streetlight poles Yes Call 286-3329
Basement alterations or conversions Probably Call 286-8210
Bathroom -- remodel Probably Call 286-8210
Block party Yes Call 286-3329
Building cleaning (masonry building Yes Call 286-3280
Cell phone antenna Yes Call 286-8210
Day care center Yes -- need
occupancy permit
Call 286-8210
Deck Yes Call 286-8210
Deconstruction Yes Call 286-8210
Door -- brand new
(one or two-family home)
Yes Call 286-8210
Door -- new or replacement
(commercial building
Yes Call 286-8210
Door -- replacement
(one or two-family home) --
size of opening does not change
Yes Call 286-8210
Driveway Only the approach
from the street requires a permit
Call 286-8208
Electrical work -- ALL Yes -- contractor must be licensed Call 286-2532
Fence -- new Yes View/Print the Application
Or call 286-8210
Fence -- replace Yes View/Print the Application
Or call 286-8210
Festivals (private property) Yes Call 286-8210
Fireplace Yes Call 286-8210
Furnace Yes Call 286-8210
Garage -- demolish / deconstruct Yes Call 286-8210
Garage -- new Yes Call 286-8210
Garage -- replace Yes Call 286-8210
Handicapped ramp Yes Call 286-8210
House (1 and 2 family) -- additions Yes Call 286-8210
House (1 and 2 family) -- new construction Yes Call 286-8210
House -- demolish / deconstruction Yes Call 286-8210
Hydrant use Yes Call 286-8208
Insulation Sometimes Call 286-8210
Landscaping Maybe Call 286-8210
Masonry building cleaning Yes Call 286-3280
New business Yes -- needs occupancy certificate Call 286-8210
Occupancy Yes Call 286-8210
Parade Yes Call 286-3329
Parking slab -- one or two-family home Maybe Call 286-8210
Parking slab -- commercial building or 3 or more residential units Yes Call 286-8210
Patio No  
Photo shoots Yes Call 286-3329
Plumbing -- commercial project Yes Call 286-3116
Plumbing -- multi-family home Yes Call 286-8208
Plumbing -- single-family, owner-occupied home Yes Call 286-8208
Pool Yes Call 286-3280
Public way -- use of Yes Call 286-8208
Retaining walls Maybe Call 286-8210
Roof -- tear off shingles Maybe Call 286-8210
Roof -- new (with new rafters, etc.) Yes Call 286-8210
Roof -- replace shingles Maybe Call 286-8210
Shed Yes Call 286-8210
Shingles -- new Maybe Call 286-8210
Shingles -- replace Maybe Call 286-8210
Sidewalk on private property No  
Sidewalk in front of home Probably Call 286-8208
Sidewalk -- use of Yes Call 286-8208
Sidewalk café Yes Call 286-8208
Siding Yes Call 286-8210
Signs Yes Call 286-8210
Solar Yes Call 286-8210
Stairs/steps Probably Call 286-8210
Street festival Yes Call 286-3329
Street -- use of Yes Call 286-8208
Swimming pool Yes Call 286-3280
TV tower Yes Call 286-8210
Tent with 2, 3 or 4 sides Yes Call 286-8210
Tent with 3 or 4 open sides No  
Tent smaller than 600 s.f. No  
Water meter Yes Call 286-8208
Water service - branch Yes Call 286-8208
Water service - new Yes Call 286-8208
Water service - tap Yes Call 286-8208

 

Business Licenses

Select a link or call a phone number below for more information about Business Licenses:

Licenses are issued for: Need a license? Call
Alarm yes (414) 286-2238
Aluminum Can Recycling yes (414) 286-2238
Amusement Machine Distributor yes (414) 286-2238
Batteries, Used yes (414) 286-2238
Bicycles, Used yes (414) 286-2238
Bill Poster yes (414) 286-2238
Body Piercing yes (414) 286-3674
Bowling Alley (Public Entertainment) yes (414) 286-2238
Carnival (Public Entertainment, Temporary) yes (414) 286-2238
Cigarette and Tobacco yes (414) 286-2238
Dance Hall (Public Entertainment) yes (414) 286-2238
Dance Studio no  
Direct Seller yes (414) 286-2238
Extended Hours Establishment yes (414) 286-2238
Gasoline Filling Station yes (414) 286-3674
Gem Dealer yes (414) 286-2238
Home Improvement Contractor yes (414) 286-2238
Home Improvement Salesperson yes (414) 286-2238
Junk Collector yes (414) 286-2238
Junk Dealer yes (414) 286-2238
Loading Zone yes (414) 286-2238
Massage Therapy Establishment yes (414) 286-3280
Motor Vehicles, Used yes (414) 286-2238
Newspaper Vending yes (414) 286-2238
Parking Lot yes (414) 286-2238
Pawnbroker yes (414) 286-2238
Photography yes (414) 286-2238
Pool Hall (Public Entertainment) yes (414) 286-2238
Precious Metals yes (414) 286-2238
Public Entertainment Premises yes (414) 286-2238
Public Entertainment Premises, Temporary yes (414) 286-2238
Publication Rental (City Hall) yes (414) 286-2238
Resale Shop yes (414) 286-2238
Secondhand Dealer yes (414) 286-2238
Snowplowing yes (414) 286-2238
Tattoo Parlor yes (414) 286-3674
Theater (Public Entertainment) yes (414) 286-2238
Tires, Used yes (414) 286-2238
Transient Merchant yes (414) 286-2238
Videogame Center (Public Entertainment) yes (414) 286-2238
Waste Collector yes (414) 286-2238
Weights and Measures yes (414) 286-3674

 

Food Establishment Licenses

Select a link or call a phone number below for more information about Food Establishment Licenses:

Licenses are issued for: Need a license? Call
Bed and Breakfast yes (414) 286-2238
Food Dealer yes (414) 286-2238
Food Distributor  yes (414) 286-2238
Food Peddler yes (414) 286-2238
Gas Station Convenience Store yes (414) 286-2238
Grocery Store yes (414) 286-2238
Restaurant  yes (414) 286-2238
Temporary Events yes (414) 286-2238

 

Parking Permits

Select a link or call a phone number below for more information about Parking Permits:

Permits are issued for: Need a permit? Call
Commuter Impacted yes (414) 933-4444
Handicapped yes (414) 933-4444
Night Parking Permit yes (414) 286-8350
Residential Nonconforming yes (414) 933-4444
Shift Workers yes (414) 933-4444
Night Parking Permissions yes (414) 286-8300
Winter parking Yes (414) 286-8300

 

Personal Licenses

Select a link or call a phone number below for more information about Personal Licenses:

Licenses are issued for: Need a permit? Call
Birth yes (414) 286-3516
Death yes (414) 286-3516
Domestic Partner (Milwaukee County Clerk's Office) yes (414) 278-4070
Loading Zone, Disabled yes (414) 286-2238
Marriage yes (414) 278-4067
Lobbying yes (414) 286-2238

  

Special Event Permits

Select a link or call a phone number below for more information about Special Event Permits:

Permits are issued for: Need a license? Call
Banner yes (414) 286-3329
Block Party yes (414) 286-3329
Civic Center Plaza yes (414) 286-3329
Special Event ( in the public right of way) yes (414) 286-3329
Parade yes (414) 286-3329
Festival (Private Property) Maybe (414) 286-8210

  

Vehicle Licenses

Select a link or call a phone number below for more information about Vehicle Licenses: 

Licenses are issued for: Need a license? Call
Ambulance    
Auto Wrecker yes (414) 286-2238
Bicycle optional (414) 286-2238
Carriage Ride yes (414) 286-2238
Excessive Size, Weight, Load    
Motor Vehicles, Used yes (414) 286-2238
Public Passenger Vehicle yes (414) 286-2238
Public Passenger Vehicle Driver yes (414) 286-2238

 

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