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Alcoholic Beverage & Tobacco Laws

Liquor & Beer Licenses
Liquor & Beer licenses are required by State Statutes, Chapter 125. The licenses are issued yearly from July 1 to June 30 unless revoked sooner.

Liquor & Beer License Fee Schedule - Call for availability
License
Fee
Class “A” Fermented Malt Beverage License (Store)
$100
Class “B” Fermented Malt Beverage License (Tavern)
$100
“Class A” Retailers (Store) Liquor License
$500
“Class B” Retailers (Tavern) Liquor License
$500
Class C Wine
$100
Wholesale License
$25
Publication Fee
$30

Cigarette Licenses

Fee Schedule
License
Fee
Cigarette License
$100

Amusement Device Licenses

Fee Schedule
License
Fee
Amusement device
$10 per year for each coin operated machine

Hotel Licenses

Fee Schedule
License
Fee
Hotel license
$25

Bartender Licenses
Bartender Licenses are issued annually and expire June 30 of each year unless revoked sooner.

Fee Schedule
License
Fee
New
$30
Renewal
$25
Provisional
$10

Escort or Escort Service License

Fee Schedule

License
Fee
New
$250
Renewal
$250
Late renewal penalty
$100

Adult-Oriented Establishment License

Fee Schedule

License
Fee
License for Adult-Oriented Establishment
$500 per year
Background Investigation Fee for Adult-Oriented Establishment
$75 per year
Name Change Fee for Adult-Oriented Establishment
$500 per year
License for Employees of Adult-Oriented Establishment
$50 per year
Background Investigation Fee for Employee License
$60 per year

Peddler, Canvasser, Solicitor, or Transient Merchant Licenses

Fee Schedule
Documentation
Fee
Application / Investigation
$10
Per day license
$20
Per week license
$100
Per month license
$250
Per year license
$1,000

Closing-Out Sale License

Fee Schedule
License
Fee
Less than 15 days
$25
15 - 29 days
$50
30 - 60 days
$75
Extension $25

Special Event Permit

Fee Schedule
Event / License
Fee
Class I event
$300 per day
Class II event
$150 per day
Electrical inspection
$60 per inspection
EMS service (ambulance on site)
$250 per hour
Fireworks permit
No charge, state and local permit required
Barricades
Up to 6 barricades $35; over 6 barricades $70
Garbage cans (55 gallon)
$5 per garbage can
Park rental permit
To be determined by the Joint Park and Recreation Board
Pre-event safety inspection
$75 per hour
Security Deposit
$200 per day, additional if using a park facility
Peddler’s Permit
$10 application fee - additional $20 per day charge or $100 per week
Temporary Bartender License
$10
Temporary Class B (Picnic) Beer and Wine License
$10
Tent Inspection
$31.65 if under 2500 square feet, per tent, per inspection

Outdoor Entertainment Permit

Fee Schedule

License
Fee
Outdoor Activity Permit for premises with alcohol beverage licenses
$30

Burning Permit

Fee
  • No fee

Fire Works

In an effort to promote safety, reduce physical injuries and property damage, fireworks are illegal in the City of Pewaukee by city ordinance unless you meet certain criteria.

Dog Licenses
Expire each year on the 31st of December. All dogs five months old or older that live within the City of Pewaukee are required to be licensed before April 1 each year. Proof of rabies vaccination and alteration are required and must be presented.

Fee Schedule
Type
Fee
Neutered or spayed
$12
Not neutered or spayed
$17
Late fee for all requests received on or after April 1
$5

Building Permits
For building permits please visit the building services page.

Planning Commission Applications
  • Business plan of operation
  • Change zoning classification
  • Conditional use permit