Licenses & Permits

The Administration Department issues the following types of licenses and permits in compliance with, and as required by, Wisconsin Statutes and/or the Village of McFarland Code of Ordinances.

  1. Alcohol Beverage Licenses for Establishments
  2. Alcohol Beverage Licenses for Operators
  3. Burning Permits
  4. Cigarette & Tobacco Products Licenses
  5. Direct Seller Permits
  6. Event Permits
  7. Excavation Permits
  8. Mobile Food Establishments
  9. Neighborhood Event (Block Party) Permits
  10. Pet Licenses
  11. Solicitor Permits
  12. Street Privilege Permits
  13. Temporary Alcohol Licenses
  14. Tourist Rooming House Permits

The State of Wisconsin requires all persons who vend, sell, deal or traffic intoxicating liquors or fermented malt beverages to be licensed with their local government. The purpose of alcohol licensing in the State of Wisconsin is to better ensure the public health and welfare of Wisconsin residents.

As a result, anyone who vends, sells, deals or traffics any alcoholic beverages within Village limits, in any amount, is required to first obtain a license from the Village of McFarland (see Wisconsin Statutes Section 125 and Title 7, Chapter 2 of the Village Code of Ordinances).

Important Dates to Remember

  • April 15 - All application forms for the renewal of alcohol licenses must be completed and submitted to the Clerk.
  • June 30 - Last day for licenses to be picked up and paid for by 4 pm at the Village Hall/Administration Office.
  • July 1 - New licensing year officially begins. All licenses issued for the previous license year are now expired.

Forms & Additional Information

Forms and additional information, such as approved classes for individuals wanting to become licensed operators, may be obtained from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue.