- Beer & Liquor Licenses
- Handbill License
- Public Entertainment License
- Special Events Policy
- Transient Merchant License
Class A & Class B Beer & Liquor Licenses
- "Class A" Beer and Liquor License (PDF) - to sell beer and liquor to consumers in original containers for off-premises consumption only.
- "Class B" Beer and Liquor License (PDF) - to sell beer and liquor to consumers for on-premises consumption. This license requires applicant to appear before the Alcohol Licensing Committee to request the license. Also required is a Conditional Use Permit, which is obtained through the Neighborhood Services Department. An Alcohol License Application and accompanying Auxilliary Questionnaire must als be filed with the Clerk at least 15 days prior to the issuance of the license.
- Temporary Class "B" (picnic) beer licenses (PDF) may sell beer to consumers at a picnic or similar gathering of limited duration. Such licenses may be issued only to "bonafide clubs, to county or local fair associations or agricultural societies, to churches, lodges or societies that have been in existence for at least six months ... and to veterans' organizations."
Chapter 5.29 of the Whitewater Municipal Code requires those distributing any printed or advertising matter to obtain a license from the Municipal Clerk. An application must be filed with the Clerk and a $5 license fee must be paid. No person under the age of 12 shall be granted a license.
Material may not be distributed or scattered on any street or other public place. Printed matter distributed to private homes shall be securely affixed to the building or deposited in containers or holders when the same are available. No printed matter shall be left at any vacant residence or in any hallway or vestibule of an apartment building. No distribution shall be made to properties where a "No Handbills" or a "No Solicitors" sign is posted, or when the occupant of the premises makes an oral request to the licensee to stop such distribution. Distributors shall not cross any lawn or go through any hedge or shrubbery, or ring the doorbell. This Code does apply to advertising circulars or shoppers.
The Code does not apply to distribution of newspapers or magazines being delivered to bona fide subscribers thereof. A license is not required for the distribution of any political or campaign literature or matter.
Individuals, businesses, or organizations wanting to provide entertainment to the public are required to obtain a Public Entertainment License through the City Clerk's office. Approval of the application by Police Department and the Building Inspector is required.
The Parks and Recreation Department administers the Special Events policy. The Special Events Permit Application is included at the back of the policy. For further information regarding this policy please contact Parks and Recreation Coordinator, Michelle DuJardin at 262-473-0500.
Transient Vendors wanting to sell items in the City Limits need a Transient Merchant License. The license can be obtained through the City Clerk. An application must be completed, and a Police Background check must be passed. Safety concerns are also taken into consideration when applications are received.