Beverage Operator Licensing

Beverage Operator Licensing Information:

Bartender licenses for Watertown are valid during the calendar year of July 1 to June 30.  The fee for new or renewal licenses effective on or after 7/1/17 is $35.00 per year.  Applicants for a beverage operator license are required to complete a Bartender's Awareness Course.  There are several approved courses/classes:

According to the Department of Revenue's Alcohol Beverage Bill, Wisconsin Act 259 of the Wisconsin State Statutes and Watertown Municipal Code 9.01(5)(k), all applicants must take a Bartender's Awareness Course if:

  • You have never held a beverage operator license in the City of Watertown
  • You have held a beverage operator license in any Wisconsin municipality but it expired over two years ago. 
You are exempt from taking the course if you have taken one within the last two years or held a license within the past two years.

Please consider this notification that your license will be granted but not issued until you have completed the course.  For questions, contact the City Clerk's office at (920) 262-4010.