Operator / Bartender Licenses

The Operator's (Bartender's) license is a 1 or 2 year license expiring June 30. The fee for a 1 year license is $20 and a 2 year license is $30, Either license must be paid at the time of application.

Application Process

The application must be filled out completely and brought to the Clerk's office with the appropriate fee (cash or check only).

Record Check

A record check will be completed by the Police Department. If the record check reveals inconsistencies from what was/was not reported on the application, your application may be rejected and the fee forfeited. To have your application considered, it would be necessary to reapply, providing complete information, and paying the fee.

Responsible Beverage Server Course

State law requires that applicants complete an approved Responsible Beverage Server's online course if they have neither held a license in Wisconsin nor completed the course within the last 2 years. Proof must be supplied before a license will be issued.

Finance Committee Approval

The Finance Committee reviews the applications and recommends approval or denial to the Village Board.

Provisional License

If the Responsible Beverage Course has not been completed, or if an applicant holds a current license in another municipality in Wisconsin, and if there are no alcohol related charges or numerous charges within a short period of time (1 to 3 years) on your record, a provisional license can be issued if requested. This is valid for up to 60 days, but cannot be renewed or extended. The charge is $15.

More Information

The sale of Intoxicating Liquor and Fermented Malt Beverages is regulated by chapter 125 of the Wisconsin Statutes and Chapter 328 of the Plover Municipal Code.

For additional information about licensing or to obtain applications, contact the Clerk's Office at 715-345-5250.