Lake Geneva City Hall Building
626 Geneva Street – Lake Geneva, WI 53147

LICENSES AND PERMITS

Applications may also be picked up in person at the City Clerk’s office between the hours of 8:30AM and 5:00PM.  Building and Construction Permits are available under the Building and Zoning Department.

City of Lake Geneva License & Permit Fees

Click Here for a Complete Listing of Fees (Updated 11/27/2017)

 

Alcohol Retail Licenses

Alcohol Retail Licenses Checklist (start here)
Additional forms are available at: http://www.revenue.wi.gov/forms/alcohol/index.html

"Bartender" Operator License
This license application is required if you sell alcoholic beverages.  A list of approved courses can be obtained at: http://www.revenue.wi.gov/training/index.html

Provisional Operator License
This license can be issued for up to 60 days while the applicant is completing approved training courses.

Temporary Retailer's License and Supplemental Form

Temporary Operator License
This license can be issued for 1-14 days for those who are employed or donating services to non-profit corporations.  There is a maximum of one license per year.

Alcohol License Premises Extension Application
This is for any alcohol licensee wishing to amend the premises of their alcohol license during the license year.


Other Licenses and Permits

Amusement Device License
This license is required for any billiard, dart, juke box, video machine or any other such amusement device.

Business License
The General Business license is required for anyone operating a business in the City limits.

Carriage License
This license is required to operate any horse drawn carriage within the City limits.

Cigarette/Tobacco License
This license is required for any cigarette or tobacco sales, including any vending machines.

Closing Out Sale Permit
Closing Out Sale permit is required prior to conducting any out of business advertisements.  This license will ensure the tax assessors are notified for assessment purposes.

Creamery Permit

This permit is required for any creamery to use public sidewalks for tables and chairs.

Direct Sellers Permit
This license is required for any door to door solicitations.  It is important to remember the City does not allow business in City parks and you can not obstruct a public walkway.  Business to business sales do not require a permit. It is important for residents to remember Direct Sellers are required to register with the City and must wear their City issued Permit when conducting business.

Dog and Cat License
No application form required. Dog/Cat Licenses require verification of Rabies Vaccination per Lake Geneva Municipal Code 10.92. Please present proof of vaccination upon application for a dog or cat license. Licenses are available at City Hall.

Event Permit Application
This application is required for any event on public property. Including: Park Reservation Permit, Street Use Permit and Parade/Public Assembly Permit.

Fireworks Permit Application

Massage Establishment
This license is required for any business which conducts Massage or manipulation.

Public Records Request Form
This form should be used for inspection or obtain copies of public records.

Recreational Fire Permit Request Form
This permit is required for any portable fire pit.

Room Tax Permit Application Form

Room Tax Monthly Reporting Form

Room Tax Annual Reporting Form

Sidewalk Cafe Permit
This permit is required for any restaurant to use public sidewalks for restaurant tables.

Street Banner Permit
This permit is required to request use of the Downtown light poles for a banner display.

Taxi Cab Company License
This license is required for any company dropping off or picking up in the City of Lake Geneva.

Taxi Cab Driver License
This license is required in order to drive a taxi in the City of Lake

Theater License
This license is required in order to operate a Theater pursuant to Sec.18-155 of the Lake Geneva Municipal Code.

Trapping Permit
This permit is required to trap wildlife in the City pursuant to Sec.54-34(12) of the Lake Geneva Municipal Code.

Weights & Measures Permit
This license is required for any commercial use of weights and measures of any kind, instruments and devices for weighing and measuring.

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