Alcohol License Renewal Information

Attention Residents
If you have a general service inquiry or need assistance from City staff, please call rather than visit. We can be reached at 837-2511. We likely can complete your request or transaction without face-to-face interaction.

City Hall is open, however, if possible, please conduct your business without face-to-face contact with City staff. This caution is in the best interest of the community.

Licenses Expiring on June 30, 2021

The following licenses expire on June 30 and need to be renewed annually:

  • Operator Licenses (a.k.a. Bartender’s Licenses)
  • Alcohol Establishment Licenses
  • Amusement/Vending/Entertainment/Pool & Billiard Machine Licenses
  • Cigarette and Tobacco Retail Licenses
  • Nightclub Licenses
  • Taxicab & Limousine Operator Licenses

Important Dates for Licenses Expiring June 30, 2021

Date
Event
March 15, 2021
Renewal License Paperwork will be mailed to current licensees.
April 15, 2021
Renewal License Paperwork is DUE to the City Clerk's Office.
April 16, 2021
Renewal paperwork submitted is subject to the following Late Filing Fees:
- $100 for Alcohol Establishment Licenses
- $10 for Amusement/Vending/Entertainment/Pool and Billiard Machine Licenses
- $25 for Cigarette and Tobacco Retail License
May 1, 2021
Renewal paperwork submitted for Alcohol Establishments is subject to a $250 Late Filing Fee
June 1, 2021
Renewal Licenses will go to the Common Council for approval.
June 2, 2021
Renewal License Invoices will be prepared and mailed out.
June 18, 2021
Last day to pay license renewal fees with a check.
June 21, 2021            
Starting today, all renewal license fees must be paid with a credit card, cashier's check, or cash.
June 30, 2021
All renewal licenses must be paid for and printed.
July 1, 2021
All establishments must be displaying their new license.

Renewal Forms

It’s that time of year again! Time to think about renewing all licenses issued by the City of Sun Prairie that are expiring on June 30, 2021. As an added service, we are making the renewal paperwork available on our website in addition to mailing out packets to all current license holders.

Renewal Packet for Class A Establishments (PDF)

Renewal Packet for Class B Establishments (PDF)

License Renewal Packet Guide (PDF)

Licensing Guidelines (PDF)

If you have any questions or concerns regarding filling out this paperwork, please feel free to call our office at 608-837-2511 and we will be happy to assist you.

**Quick Tip**

There is no reason to re-invent the wheel.  We have copies of the paperwork submitted last year and would be happy to provide you a copy to help you fill out the paperwork for this year. Just contact our office and we will be happy to provide you with last year’s paperwork for reference.

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Licenses Expiring on December 31 of each year

The following licenses expire on December 31 and need to be renewed annually:

  • Flea Market/Secondhand Article Dealer Mall Licenses
  • Pawnbroker/Secondhand Article Dealer/Secondhand Jewelry Dealer Licenses

Important Dates for Licenses Expiring December 31, 2021

Date
Event
November 2021
Renewal License Paperwork will be mailed to current licensees
November 2021
Renewal License Paperwork is DUE to the City Clerk's Office.
December 7, 2021
Renewal Licenses will go to the Common Council for approval.
December 8, 2021
Renewal License Invoices will be prepared and mailed out.
January 1, 2022
All establishments must be displaying their new license.