Operator/Bartender License

Anyone applying for a new operator’s license must complete the Responsible Beverage Server Training course or show proof that they have been a licensed operator in the last two years in another Wisconsin municipality.

The 2021-2022 Operator’s License Renewal Applications are now available!  And new this year, the City of Sun Prairie is offering an online option for obtaining your license.  Simply go to https://sunprairiewi.viewpointcloud.com/ and click on Clerk/Licensing.  Then click on Operator's License and you will be able to create an OpenGov account.   All renewal applications must include a copy of your Driver’s License, which can be easily uploaded into your account.    Moving forward, once you create an account, you can apply for multiple licenses through the City each year, using the same account (including Dog License/Operator’s License/Special Event/etc). 

 Your personal OpenGov account will allow you to:

  • Submit a new/renewal Operator’s License Application
  • Make a payment with an online payment option
  • Track the progress of your Operator’s License
  • Message the City with questions or comments regarding your application
  • Print your Operator’s License (THE CLERK’S OFFICE WILL ONLY PRINT UPON REQUEST).  Once approvals have been completed, the system will notify you when printing is available.  All applicants have the ability to print at home.

Each individual applicant will be responsible for applying for their own license.  Once your license is approved and printed, it will be your responsibility to seek possible reimbursement from your employer.

 If there are any questions, contact us by emailing licensing@cityofsunprairie.com.  

License Fee

  • $35.00 per year
  • $7.00 Background Check

Estimated Processing Time: 3-5 business days

All licenses expire on June 30

Wisconsin approved training courses

Ordinance Chapter 5.08

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