Alcohol Licenses

Bartenders & Establishments
License requirements are covered under Sun Prairie Ordinance Number 5.08. See the following table for application forms, and detailed fee information:
Type
Application Form
Fee
Fermented Malt Beverage License

Class A Beer (Consumption off premise)

Class B Beer (Consumption on premise)
In person only Class A: $200, plus publication fee

Class B: $100, plus publication fee

Plus $7 background check fee for each person listed on the application
Intoxicating Liquor License

Class A Beer and Liquor (Consumption off premise)

Class B Beer and Liquor (Consumption on premise)
In person only Class A: $500, plus publication fee

Class B: $500, plus publication fee

Plus $7 background check fee for each person listed on the application
Wine License

Class C Wine License (Sale of wine by glass or original container for consumption on the premise)
In person only $100, plus publication fee

Plus $7 background check fee for each person listed on the application
Class B Reserve License In person only $10,000, plus publication fee
Wholesaler's License  
$25, plus publication fee

Plus $7 background check fee for each person listed on the application
Temporary Class B / Class B Retailer's License In person only $10 per event

Plus $7 background check fee for each person listed on the application
Operators / Bartenders Download an Operator's Application (PDF)
 
Download the Licensing Guidelines (PDF)
$35/Operators License

$15/Provisional License

Plus $7 background check fee for each person listed on the application

Comments
  • Fermented Malt Beverage License: Submit forms to the City Clerk. Approved by the City Council.
  • Intoxicating Liquor License: Approved by the City Council. Inspected by Code, Fire, Health and Police.
  • Wine License: Approved by the City Council. Inspected by Code, Fire, Health and Police.
  • Class B Reserve License: Approved by the City Council. Inspected by Code, Fire, Health and Police. May apply for grant for refund of $10,000.
  • Wholesaler's License: Approved by the City Council. Inspected by Code, Fire, Health and Police. A Police background check is required.
  • Temporary Class B / Class B Retailer's License: Clubs in existence for at least 6 months. A Police background check is required.
  • Operators / Bartenders: Form submitted to the City Clerk. Approved by Common Council.
    • Regular License: Must show proof of completion of Alcohol Awareness Training.
    • Provisional License: Within 45 days of application, must attend Alcohol Awareness class and bring in completion certificate to receive Common Council approval of Regular License.