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 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

Please do not send cash in the mail. To pay by credit card, use the link in the "thank you for submitting your application" confirmation. Or, you can use the "Make a Payment" link on the home page. 

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. As of March 2020, your license no longer needs to be approved by the Common Council. Your license will be EMAILED to you. We no longer mail licenses. 

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.

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