Operator/Bartender License

Operators Licenses are commonly called Bartender Licenses. A Bartender License is required for anyone serving and/or selling beer, wine and/or liquor, whether it’s in a restaurant, bar, gas station, or grocery store.

Online Forms

When submitting your application:

  1. Complete the application online using the link provided above. 
  2. Payment of $30 may be submitted in person via cash, check, or credit card (convenience fee applies). Checks may be dropped off in the night drop box at Delafield City Hall or may be mailed to:

Delafield City Hall
500 Genesee St.
Delafield, WI 53018

Once the documents are submitted to the Clerk’s Office (including payment), your application is sent to the Police Department for a background check. If the background check comes back clear, the Clerk’s Office will process your Bartender License and place it on the Common Council Agenda for the next available meeting. If the background check yields results, the Police Chief determines if the Bartender License should be approved or denied. A denial will be accompanied with a letter to the applicant only.

Bartender Licenses, once approved by the Common Council, will be emailed out to the applicant unless otherwise notified at the time of submittal.

Licenses are good from July 1 to June 30 of the year. Applicants must reapply every year. Fees are subject to change.