Liquor License Report

Per state law, clerks are required to send an annual report to the department of the retail alcohol beverage licenses issued by their municipality. The report is due by July 15 each year. You can file updates to your report throughout the year. There are two methods to submit the report. We recommend the online filing method for municipalities with 50 or less licenses to report. We recommend the bulk filing method for municipalities with more than 50 licenses to report. User guides for both filing methods are found below.

Getting Started

  1. Prepare a list of your renewed or newly issued licenses.
  2. Verify that the licensee holds a valid seller's permit with the department. Seller's permit numbers are 15-digits long and begin with a "456" prefix (e.g., 456-1234567890-03).
  3. The licensee may be an individual, partnership, corporation, or limited liability corporation (LLC). You MUST issue the license in the name of the legal name of the licensee. The licensee may or may not be the person who submitted the license application.
  4. Compare the current list of your licenses to the report you filed the previous year. Delete or deactivate any licenses that were not renewed. Add any new licenses.
  5. Submit your report to the department.

Online Filing (recommended for municipalities with 50 or less licenses)

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Online Filing User Guide

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Bulk Filing (recommended for municipalities with more than 50 licenses)

Bulk Filing User Guide

Upload Bulk File


Statutory References

Sec. 77.61(11), Wis. Stats., requirement for proof that the licensee is registered for Wisconsin sales and use tax.

Sec. 125.04(4), Wis. Stats., requirement to provide liquor license information to the department.

LICENSE CODES
CODE DESCRIPTION

AB

Class "A" beer (off-sale), (convenience/grocery stores)

AC

"Class A" liquor - cider only (off-sale), (convenience/grocery stores)

AL

"Class A" liquor (off-sale), (drug stores, wineries)

ALB

Class "A" beer/"Class A" liquor (includes wine) - off sale only

BB

Class "B" beer only (on/off sales) or in combination with "Class C" wine

BLB

Class "B" beer/"Class B" liquor (taverns, supper clubs, etc.)

CW

"Class C" wine (on-sale), (restaurants who qualify)

BL

Class "B" Liquor Only (winery)

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

MS 4-206
WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
Compliance Bureau
PO Box 8901
Madison, WI 53708-8901
Telephone: (608) 261-5250
Email: DORLiquorLicense@wisconsin.gov

February 12, 2018