Milwaukee License Division

Milwaukee License Division We process applications for over 100 different City of Milwaukee licenses and permits. Processes applications for over 100 different licenses and permits and assists the Council in its deliberations regarding licensing matters.
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Questions? Contact us at [email protected]

Operating as usual

Due to ongoing concerns in relation to the Coronavirus, the License Division will be closed for in-person assistance eff...
03/16/2020

Due to ongoing concerns in relation to the Coronavirus, the License Division will be closed for in-person assistance effective immediately and until further notice. Additional information is provided below.

Stay safe Milwaukee.

The Licenses Committee is live right now! Watch here 👇
03/10/2020
Broadcasts

The Licenses Committee is live right now! Watch here 👇

The City Channel (Channel 25 on Time Warner Cable and Channel 99 on AT&T U-verse) provides live and taped replay telecasts of Common Council and Council Committee meetings. The City Channel also telecasts meetings of other city boards and commissions, special city events and other informational prog...

Coming to a restaurant near you...
02/28/2020

Coming to a restaurant near you...

The Licenses Committee meets today at 9:00. Watch live at Milwaukee.gov/CityChannel! 🍿
02/19/2020
Broadcasts

The Licenses Committee meets today at 9:00.

Watch live at Milwaukee.gov/CityChannel! 🍿

The City Channel (Channel 25 on Time Warner Cable and Channel 99 on AT&T U-verse) provides live and taped replay telecasts of Common Council and Council Committee meetings. The City Channel also telecasts meetings of other city boards and commissions, special city events and other informational prog...

02/13/2020
Milwaukee License Division

Time for a little #ThrowBackThursday! Check it out. 👇

We collaborated with the staff over at Historic Preservation to bring you our latest Clerk Notes video. Check it out!

Want to open your business prior to the Democratic National convention in July? The city is expecting an increase in dem...
02/12/2020
Visit Milwaukee - DNC 2020: What businesses need to know

Want to open your business prior to the Democratic National convention in July?

The city is expecting an increase in demand for new licenses. Submit your license application before March 31 to be sure you receive your license in time!

Whether you’re daydreaming about a trip to Milwaukee or are already here, we have everything you need to make the most out of your time in our quirky, colorful city.

Did you know that the License Division has issued over 6,700 municipal IDs? Visit milwaukee.gov/id to learn more!
02/11/2020

Did you know that the License Division has issued over 6,700 municipal IDs? Visit milwaukee.gov/id to learn more!

Do you have questions about getting a license or permit? Want to resolve a problem or better understand rules and regula...
01/29/2020
City of Milwaukee, License Division

Do you have questions about getting a license or permit? Want to resolve a problem or better understand rules and regulations? Tired of having to talk to multiple people to get your questions answered?

The License Division's Pivot Program brings City and State departments together to better serve you!

Our next workshop is fast approaching. Visit PivotMKE.eventbrite.com today to reserve your seat.

City of Milwaukee, License Division

The Licenses Committee meets at 9:00 a.m.Grab your coffee & check out the agenda 👇Then watch live at milwaukee.gov/cityc...
01/28/2020

The Licenses Committee meets at 9:00 a.m.

Grab your coffee & check out the agenda 👇

Then watch live at milwaukee.gov/citychannel

Each quarter, our newsletter highlights important licensing news and information. You can sign up to have it delivered r...
01/27/2020

Each quarter, our newsletter highlights important licensing news and information.

You can sign up to have it delivered right to your inbox by selecting "License Division News" at milwaukee.gov/e-notify.

The Licenses Committee meets today at 9:00. Watch live at Milwaukee.gov/CityChannel!
11/12/2019
Broadcasts

The Licenses Committee meets today at 9:00. Watch live at Milwaukee.gov/CityChannel!

The City Channel (Channel 25 on Time Warner Cable and Channel 99 on AT&T U-verse) provides live and taped replay telecasts of Common Council and Council Committee meetings. The City Channel also telecasts meetings of other city boards and commissions, special city events and other informational prog...

Feeling chilly? Warm up with all the hottest news in our quarterly newsletter! You can receive our newsletters right in ...
10/23/2019

Feeling chilly? Warm up with all the hottest news in our quarterly newsletter!

You can receive our newsletters right in your inbox by subscribing to "License Division News" at milwaukee.gov/Enotify.

Today's Licenses Committee meeting is about to start! Watch live at Milwaukee.gov/CityChannel!
10/22/2019
Broadcasts

Today's Licenses Committee meeting is about to start! Watch live at Milwaukee.gov/CityChannel!

The City Channel (Channel 25 on Time Warner Cable and Channel 99 on AT&T U-verse) provides live and taped replay telecasts of Common Council and Council Committee meetings. The City Channel also telecasts meetings of other city boards and commissions, special city events and other informational prog...

Today's Common Council meeting is about to go live! Catch it here 👇
10/15/2019
Broadcasts

Today's Common Council meeting is about to go live! Catch it here 👇

The City Channel (Channel 25 on Time Warner Cable and Channel 99 on AT&T U-verse) provides live and taped replay telecasts of Common Council and Council Committee meetings. The City Channel also telecasts meetings of other city boards and commissions, special city events and other informational prog...

La División de Licencias de la Ciudad de Milwaukee solicita Representante Bilingüe de Servicio al Cliente II. La fecha l...
10/01/2019
Job Announcement: CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE II-BILINGUAL - City of Milwaukee

La División de Licencias de la Ciudad de Milwaukee solicita Representante Bilingüe de Servicio al Cliente II. La fecha límite para recibir aplicaciones es Octubre 14, 2019 a las 11:59 PM. Para mayor información consulte la siguiente liga:

Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with energy. Milwaukee provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without the big city hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are welcoming. Milwaukee has evolved through the years, brin...

Today's Licenses Committee meeting is about to start! Watch live at Milwaukee.gov/CityChannel!
10/01/2019
Broadcasts

Today's Licenses Committee meeting is about to start! Watch live at Milwaukee.gov/CityChannel!

The City Channel (Channel 25 on Time Warner Cable and Channel 99 on AT&T U-verse) provides live and taped replay telecasts of Common Council and Council Committee meetings. The City Channel also telecasts meetings of other city boards and commissions, special city events and other informational prog...

09/25/2019
Permisos de Ocupación

¿Buscando iniciar un negocio en Milwaukee? Es posible que necesite un permiso de ocupación! Mira este video corto para aprender más.

¿Buscando iniciar un negocio en Milwaukee? Es posible que necesite un permiso de ocupación! Mira este video corto para aprender más.

If your license was recommended for approval by the Licenses Committee, it will go before the full Common Council for fi...
09/24/2019
Broadcasts

If your license was recommended for approval by the Licenses Committee, it will go before the full Common Council for final approval today!

The meeting starts at 9:00. Watch live at milwaukee.gov/CityChannel

The City Channel (Channel 25 on Time Warner Cable and Channel 99 on AT&T U-verse) provides live and taped replay telecasts of Common Council and Council Committee meetings. The City Channel also telecasts meetings of other city boards and commissions, special city events and other informational prog...

09/10/2019
Letreros para Fachadas de Negocios

Instalar letreros para un negocio es una excelente manera de promocionar su negocio, pero hay algunas regulaciones importantes que debe considerar. Este breve video lo ayudará a determinar qué tipos de letreros puede mostrar.

Instalar letreros para un negocio es una excelente manera de promocionar su negocio, pero hay algunas regulaciones importantes que debe considerar. Este brev...

The Licenses Committee meets today at 9:00! Watch live at Milwaukee.gov/CityChannel!
06/25/2019
Broadcasts

The Licenses Committee meets today at 9:00! Watch live at Milwaukee.gov/CityChannel!

The City Channel (Channel 25 on Time Warner Cable and Channel 99 on AT&T U-verse) provides live and taped replay telecasts of Common Council and Council Committee meetings. The City Channel also telecasts meetings of other city boards and commissions, special city events and other informational prog...

Was your license recommended for approval by the Licenses Committee? It will go before the full Common Council for final...
05/29/2019
Broadcasts

Was your license recommended for approval by the Licenses Committee? It will go before the full Common Council for final approval today!

Watch live at milwaukee.gov/CityChannel

The City Channel (Channel 25 on Time Warner Cable and Channel 99 on AT&T U-verse) provides live and taped replay telecasts of Common Council and Council Committee meetings. The City Channel also telecasts meetings of other city boards and commissions, special city events and other informational prog...

The Licenses Committee goes live in 5 minutes at Milwaukee.gov/CityChannel!
05/14/2019

The Licenses Committee goes live in 5 minutes at Milwaukee.gov/CityChannel!

The Licenses Committee meets today at 9:00. Watch live at Milwaukee.gov/CityChannel!
04/23/2019
Broadcasts

The Licenses Committee meets today at 9:00. Watch live at Milwaukee.gov/CityChannel!

If your license was recommended for approval at the Licenses Committee, it will go before the full Common Council for fi...
04/16/2019
Broadcasts

If your license was recommended for approval at the Licenses Committee, it will go before the full Common Council for final approval today!

Watch live at milwaukee.gov/CityChannel

The City Channel (Channel 25 on Time Warner Cable and Channel 99 on AT&T U-verse) provides live and taped replay telecasts of Common Council and Council Committee meetings. The City Channel also telecasts meetings of other city boards and commissions, special city events and other informational prog...

The Licenses Committee meets today at 9:00. Watch live at Milwaukee.gov/CityChannel!
04/03/2019

The Licenses Committee meets today at 9:00. Watch live at Milwaukee.gov/CityChannel!

If your license was recommended for approval at the Licenses Committee, it will go before the full Common Council for fi...
03/26/2019
Broadcasts

If your license was recommended for approval at the Licenses Committee, it will go before the full Common Council for final approval today! The Council meeting is scheduled to begin in 5 minutes.

Catch it live at milwaukee.gov/CityChannel

The City Channel (Channel 25 on Time Warner Cable and Channel 99 on AT&T U-verse) provides live and taped replay telecasts of Common Council and Council Committee meetings. The City Channel also telecasts meetings of other city boards and commissions, special city events and other informational prog...

Thinking about starting a business, but don't know if you will need a license? Check out StartSmart, our online license-...
03/07/2019
StartSmart

Thinking about starting a business, but don't know if you will need a license? Check out StartSmart, our online license-finder!

StartSmart asks questions to learn about your business. If you want more information before you answer, click on one of these symbols:

03/05/2019
Occupancy

Even if you don't need a license to get your business up and going, there's a good chance you will need an occupancy permit. Want to learn more? We've put together a new Clerk Notes video to get you started!

Interested in establishing a business in Milwaukee? You may need a Certificate of Occupancy before you open your doors.

The Licenses Committee meets today at 9:00. Watch live at Milwaukee.gov/CityChannel!
03/05/2019
Broadcasts

The Licenses Committee meets today at 9:00. Watch live at Milwaukee.gov/CityChannel!

The City Channel (Channel 25 on Time Warner Cable and Channel 99 on AT&T U-verse) provides live and taped replay telecasts of Common Council and Council Committee meetings. The City Channel also telecasts meetings of other city boards and commissions, special city events and other informational prog...

02/27/2019
Storefront Signs

Does your business have storefront signs?

Catch up on Milwaukee's signage regulations in our latest Clerk Notes video!

Installing storefront signage is a great way to promote your business, but there are some important regulations to consider. This short video will help you d...

The Common Council meets today at 9:00! You can watch the broadcast live or catch up on previous meetings at: milwaukee....
02/26/2019
Broadcasts

The Common Council meets today at 9:00!

You can watch the broadcast live or catch up on previous meetings at: milwaukee.gov/CityChannel

The City Channel (Channel 25 on Time Warner Cable and Channel 99 on AT&T U-verse) provides live and taped replay telecasts of Common Council and Council Committee meetings. The City Channel also telecasts meetings of other city boards and commissions, special city events and other informational prog...

The License Division's quarterly newsletter is live!Want to catch our latest news hot off the presses? Sign up at Milwau...
02/18/2019

The License Division's quarterly newsletter is live!

Want to catch our latest news hot off the presses? Sign up at Milwaukee.gov/e-Notify!

The Licenses Committee is scheduled to meet today at 9:00. Catch the broadcast live at Milwaukee.gov/CityChannel!
02/12/2019

The Licenses Committee is scheduled to meet today at 9:00. Catch the broadcast live at Milwaukee.gov/CityChannel!

02/05/2019
Broadcasts

Was your license recommended for approval at the last Licenses Committee meeting? Final approval is made by the Common Council, which meets today at 9:00.

You can watch the broadcast live or catch up on previous meetings at: milwaukee.gov/CityChannel

The City Channel (Channel 25 on Time Warner Cable and Channel 99 on AT&T U-verse) provides live and taped replay telecasts of Common Council and Council Committee meetings. The City Channel also telecasts meetings of other city boards and commissions, special city events and other informational prog...

01/31/2019
Licencia de Horas Extendidas

¿Su negocio está abierto entre la medianoche y las 5 a.m.? Es posible que necesite una licencia de horas extendidas.

¿Su negocio está abierto entre la medianoche y las 5 a.m.? Es posible que necesite una licencia de horas extendidas.

Address

200 E. Wells Street, Room 105
Milwaukee, WI
53202

Opening Hours

Monday 08:15 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:15 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:15 - 16:30
Thursday 08:15 - 16:30
Friday 08:15 - 16:30

Telephone

(414) 286-2238

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We process applications for over 100 different licenses and permits and assists the Council in its deliberations regarding licensing matters. Questions? Contact us at [email protected]

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