Liquor Licensing Information

General Licensing Information

Liquor and/or Beer Licenses run from July 1st to June 30th.  

The City of Shawano will mail out reminder letters for license renewals in March of every year.  We no longer mail out hard copies of the renewal forms, however all forms can be obtained on our website or by stopping in to City Hall.  

Please remember to also go to the "Non-Liquor Licensing Information" page to find your other required applications (i.e. Amusement, Cigarette, etc.).

State Law requires that all applications for liquor and/or beer licenses must be submitted to the City Clerk's office at least fifteen (15) days before the Common Council may act upon the application.

2023 Beer/Liquor License Holder Renewal Letter

  1. License Applications
  2. Payment Information
  3. *Pickup/Delivery

Click the links below to access the applications you need for your license type. 

All 2023 Liquor License Applicants should use the forms attached below.  There will be new forms coming out for the 2024-2025 renewal term. 

Please note that if you are applying for an Original Liquor License or would like to make a change to your current Agent or Owner information you MUST contact City Hall to obtain the proper paperwork. 

License Applications:

 Renewal of Liquor License Application

Liquor Application Acknowledgement Form (This MUST be completed.)

 Beverage Operator (Bartender) License Application

 Picnic License Application

 Click here for all other non-liquor related license applications.


 Wisconsin Alcohol Beverage and Tobacco Laws for Retailers

 City of Shawano Alcohol Informational Brochure