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Alcohol Licensing in the City of Madison

**The City of Madison no longer has any "grandfathered" "Class B" Combination Liquor and Beer licenses available. 

All "Class B" Combination Liquor and Beer licenses issued will incur a $10,000 reserve fee in addition to regular publication and license fees.

This applies ONLY to "Class B" Combination Liquor and Beer licenses.**

The Clerk's Office accepts license applications Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Contact the Clerk's Office with licensing questions at licensing@cityofmadison.com.

Guides, FAQs & useful information

NOTICE: For all license applications we now require a copy of your State Seller's Permit ID certificate.

NEW ALCOHOL SERVErs (OPERATORS)

GO TO: City of Madison Licenses & Permits portal

NEW Establishments

NOTICE: For all license applications we now require a copy of your State Seller's Permit ID certificate.

EXISTING Establishments

NOTICE: For all license applications we now require a copy of your State Seller's Permit ID certificate.

EXISTING ESTABLISHMENT LICENSE RENEWALS

WHOLESALERS

    •  Wholesaler Report

    •  Wholesaler Release

 

ENTERTAINMENT LICENSES

NOTICE: Entertainment licenses are required for premises providing amplified or live entertainment regardless of capacity. For all license applications we now require a copy of your State Seller's Permit ID certificate.

Temporary/Picnic Beer LICENSEs

Please note: as of 9/13/2011 any Temporary Class B ("Picnic Beer") license application that is in conjunction with a Street Use Permit must be submitted at least 60 days before the event date. See Madison General Ordinances, Sec. 38.05(9)(e)2.

Madison General Ordinances

 

STATE & FEDERAL FORMS THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLETING

MADISON GENERAL
ORDINANCES:
Chapter 38
Madison City Channel 12
WATCH streaming video of the Alcohol License Review Committee meetings.
Go to: Madison City Channel
CITY OF MADISON LIQUOR LICENSES

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If you need further assistance, please contact the Clerk’s office at (608) 266-4601 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. Monday thru Friday (excluding holidays). 

 

Enforcement of Alcohol Violations against Licensed Establishments