Liquor Licensing Information

General Licensing Information

Liquor and/or Beer Licenses run from July 1st to June 30th. 

The City of Shawano will mail out reminder letters for license renewals in March of every year.  We no longer mail out hard copies of the renewal forms, however all forms can be obtained on our website or by stopping in to City Hall. 

Please remember to also go to the "Non-Liquor Licensing Information" page to find your other required applications (i.e. Soda, Amusement, Cigarette, etc.).

State Law requires that all applications for liquor and/or beer licenses must be submitted to the City Clerk's office at least fifteen (15) days before the Common Council mat act upon the application.

Deadline Dates for the 2017-2018 Renewal Period:
April 13, 2017: All Alcohol License applications due to City Hall
April 21, 2017: City Newspaper Publication date
May 10, 2017: City Council meets and acts on submitted applications
May 26, 2017: Operator License applications due to City Hall
June 7, 2017: City Council meets and acts on late applications
June 19, 2017: Last day for license fees to be paid by check
June 20, 2017: License fees must be paid via cashier's check, money order, wire transfers or cash
June 26, 2017: Licenses ready for pickup (or delivery*) at City Hall
June 30, 2017: All licenses must be picked up (or delivered*) and displayed inside establishment

  1. License Applications
  2. Payment Information
  3. *Pickup/Delivery
Click the links below to access the applications you need for your license type. 

Please note that if you are applying for an Original Liquor License or would like to make a change to your current Agent or Owner information you MUST contact City Hall to obtain the proper paperwork. 

License Applications:

 Renewal of Liquor License Application
 Liquor Application Acknowledgement Form (This MUST be completed.)
 Beverage Operator (Bartender) License Application
 Picnic License Application
Click here for all other non-liquor related license applications.


 Wisconsin Alcohol Beverage and Tobacco Laws for Retailers
 City of Shawano Alcohol Informational Brochure