Liquor & Operator Licenses

Liquor & Operator Licenses

The Clerk's office issues all liquor licenses and operator's (bartender's) licenses. 

Operator (Bartender) Licenses
Bartending licenses are issued for the licensing period of odd year to odd year beginning July 1 and ending June 30.

New or Renewal-$50
New (After May 1)-$25

You may only apply for a provisional license if you are applying for a regular license AND hold a current bartending license from another municipality. 

When you apply you will need to complete the Operator License Application, pay your fee, have your photo taken, and provide a copy of the following documents: your current operator's license from another municipality OR your responsible server certification AND your Wisconsin ID or DL. 

Please note, your application can be denied if you provide false information, which includes omitting information. Please review the Guidelines for Operator Licenses before applying. Your application fee will not be refunded if denied. 

After all your paperwork is submitted, your application will be sent in for a background check by the Menasha Police Department. Once the background check comes back, your application will be put before the Common Council for final approval-see below for dates and deadlines. Once the Council approves your license, it will be mailed out or ready for pick up the Tuesday after each Council meeting.  If your application is recommended for denial you will be notified prior to the meeting by the Police Department and you will have the opportunity to attend the meeting to appeal. 

A list of responsible server training courses can be found here

2019 Bartender Application Deadlines
Council Meeting: Deadline
May 6; April 26
May 20; May 10
June 3: May 24
June 17: June 7
July 1: June 21
July 15: July 5
August 5: July 26
August 19: August 9
September 3: August 23
September 16: September 6
October 7: September 27
October 21: October 11
November 4: October 25
November 18: November 8
December 2: November 22
December 16: December 6
January 6, 2020; December 27

Liquor Licenses
For new Liquor License Applicants:
Complete the following forms and file them in the Clerk's office at least 15 days prior to the granting of the license.
AT-106 Original Alcohol Beverage License Application 
AT-103-Auxiliary Questionnaire 
 (attach a copy of your WI ID or DL)   
AT-104-Schedule for Appointment of Agent 

Coin Operated Device Application 
Outdoor Serve Applications 

For Current Liquor License Holders wishing to renew:
AT-115-Renewal Alcohol Beverage License Application
AT-103-Auxiliary Questionnaire--only if there have been changes in officers/members/agents
AT-104-Schedule for Appointment of Agent--only if there is a change of agent 

Coin Operated Device Application 
Outdoor Serve Applications 

City Clerk 
Menasha City Center
100 Main Street, Suite 200
Menasha, Wisconsin 54952

Phone: 920-967-3608
Fax: 920-967-5273

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

City Clerk:
Deborah A. Galeazzi email

Deputy City Clerk:
Haley Mader  email