CITY DEPARTMENTS : CITY CLERK-TREASURER : LICENSE INSTRUCTIONS
Bartender & Taxi Driver License Application Instructions
1. Complete all areas of application, and remember to sign where indicated.
2. Submit application and proper license fee in person to:
   City Clerk 625 - 52nd Street
   Room 105
   Kenosha, Wisconsin 53140
3. Checks or money orders must be made payable to the City of Kenosha.
4. If you do not file a true, correct or complete application, or you have an adverse (i.e. arrests, citations, etc.) police record your license may be:

   a. Granted by Common Council with demerit points or;
   b. Denied by Common Council.

If you have difficulty recalling your police record, please obtain a copy from the Police Department, 1000-55th Street, or the proper authorities in locations where you have previously resided.
5. After filing, your application will be forwarded to the Police Department, so that they may do a police record check:

If you have NOTHING ADVERSE (i.e. arrests, citations, etc.) on your police record, the Police Department will inform you in writing of the date your application will go to Common Council for approval. (Common Council meetings are held the first and third Mondays of every month. If the meeting falls on a holiday it would be held on the following Wednesday.)

If you have an ADVERSE (i.e. arrests, citations, etc.) police record, the Police Department will advise you in writing to attend a meeting of the Committee on Licensing/Permits, which meets the week before Common Council. The Committee will review your application and make a recommendation. At this meeting, the Committee Secretary will inform you of the date your application will be considered by Common Council. If the application contains statements or information which is untrue, incorrect and/or incomplete in any material respect, it will be denied and the fee forfeited.
6. If your license is denied by Common Council or withdrawn, the application fee is forfeited.
7. Bartenders: Proof of completion of the Responsible Beverage Server Course or proof of possession of a retail alcohol beverage license or an operator's or managers' license in Wisconsin within the past two years must be provided to the City Clerk. Your license may be granted, but not issued if this has not been received. Approved courses include the training course given by T.I.P.S., C.A.R.E., Wisconsin National Restaurant Association, the Professional Bartending School of Wisconsin, or a Wisconsin vocational, technical, and adult education facility. In the City of Kenosha, the class is offered at Gateway Technical College, 3520-30th Avenue, (262)564-2400 www.gateway.tec.wi.us.
8. Any past due municipal court fines must be paid before any license is issued.
   
  Should you have any questions regarding this process,
please ask a clerk while making application in Room 105, or call 653-4020
   
Peddler License Application Instructions
1. Complete all areas of application, and remember to sign where indicated.
2. Submit application, two identical color photographs (2" x 2", taken within the last six (6) months), and proper license fee in person to:
   City Clerk 625 - 52nd Street
   Room 105
   Kenosha, Wisconsin 53140
3. Checks or money orders must be made payable to the City of Kenosha.
4. After filing, your application will be reviewed. Within 72 hours (3 working days), a recommendation will be forwarded to the City Clerk.

If there is NOTHING ADVERSE (i.e. arrests, citations, etc.): Your peddler license will be processed and may be picked up or mailed at your request.

If there is SOMETHING ADVERSE (i.e. arrests, citations, etc.): Your peddler license may be denied. If you have difficulty recalling your police record, please obtain a copy from the Police Department, 1000-55th Street, or the proper authorities in locations where you have previously resided.
5. If you are selling food or produce, you must attach a copy of your Kenosha County food license to your application.
6. If you are utilizing a vehicle to conduct your business, you must attach a copy of your certificate of liability insurance for the vehicle and a inspection report by an Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.) Certified Technician, and a copy of their certification. If the vehicle contains sound amplifying equipment (example- ice cream truck-music) a copy of a Kenosha County Sound Truck application receipt is required.
7. You must attach a copy of your driver's license or state identification to your application.
8. Any past due municipal court fines must be paid before any license is issued.
9. If your license is denied, $25 of the application fee is forfeited.
   
  Should you have any questions regarding this process,
please ask a clerk while making application in Room 105, or call 653-4020