Wisconsin Licensing Resources

Find information about obtaining, maintaining, and amending a variety of Wisconsin licenses and registrations.

Every state has different licensing and registration requirements for business entities and nonprofits, depending on the services they offer. On this page you'll find Wisconsin-specific guides and resources dealing with entity formation, occupational licensing, tax filings, and a variety of other important compliance topics.

Wisconsin State Licensing Agencies

Below is a listing of the state-level licensing agencies within Wisconsin that a business should check for business license requirements.

  • Accounting Examining Board
  • Department of Financial Institutions
  • Department of Financial Institutions - Division of Banking
  • Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) - Corporation Section
  • Department of Health Services - Asbestos Program
  • Department of Health Services - Lead Safe Division
  • Department of Revenue
  • Department of Safety and Professional Services
  • Division of Gaming - Office of Charitable Gaming
  • Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Professional Land Surveyors
  • Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
  • Pharmacy Examining Board
  • Secretary of State

Wisconsin Local Business Licences

Below is a listing of the local jurisdictions within Wisconsin that a business should check for local business license requirements.

County / Parish

  • Adams County
  • Ashland County
  • Barron County
  • Bayfield County
  • Brown County
  • Buffalo County
  • Burnett County
  • Calumet County
  • Chippewa County
  • Clark County
  • Columbia County
  • Crawford County
  • Dane County
  • Dodge County
  • Door County
  • Douglas County
  • Dunn County
  • Eau Claire County
  • Florence County
  • Fond du Lac County
  • Forest County
  • Grant County
  • Green County
  • Green Lake County
  • Iowa County
  • Iron County
  • Jackson County
  • Jefferson County
  • Juneau County
  • Kenosha County
  • Kewaunee County
  • La Crosse County
  • Lafayette County
  • Langlade County
  • Lincoln County
  • Manitowoc County
  • Marathon County
  • Marinette County
  • Marquette County
  • Menominee County
  • Milwaukee County
  • Monroe County
  • Oconto County
  • Oneida County
  • Outagamie County
  • Ozaukee County
  • Pepin County
  • Pierce County
  • Polk County
  • Portage County
  • Price County
  • Racine County
  • Richland County
  • Rock County
  • Rusk County
  • Sauk County
  • Sawyer County
  • Shawano County
  • Sheboygan County
  • St. Croix County
  • Taylor County
  • Trempealeau County
  • Vernon County
  • Vilas County
  • Walworth County
  • Washburn County
  • Washington County
  • Waukesha County
  • Waupaca County
  • Waushara County
  • Winnebago County
  • Wood County

City / Borough / Municipality / Neighborhood

  • Abbotsford
  • Abrams
  • Adams
  • Afton
  • Albany
  • Algoma
  • Allenton
  • Allouez
  • Alma
  • Alma Center
  • Almond
  • Altoona
  • Amberg
  • Amery
  • Amherst
  • Antigo
  • Appleton
  • Arcadia
  • Arena
  • Argyle
  • Arlington
  • Ashippun
  • Ashland
  • Ashwaubenon
  • Athens
  • Auburndale
  • Augusta
  • Avoca
  • Bagley
  • Baldwin
  • Balsam Lake
  • Bangor
  • Baraboo
  • Barneveld
  • Barron
  • Bassett
  • Bayfield
  • Bayside
  • Bear Creek
  • Beaver Dam
  • Belgium
  • Belleville
  • Bellevue
  • Belmont
  • Beloit
  • Benton
  • Berlin
  • Big Bend
  • Birchwood
  • Black Earth
  • Black River Falls
  • Blair
  • Blanchardville
  • Blenker
  • Bloomer
  • Blue Mounds
  • Blue River
  • Bonduel
  • Boscobel
  • Boulder Junction
  • Bowler
  • Boyceville
  • Briggsville
  • Brillion
  • Bristol
  • Brodhead
  • Brokaw
  • Brookfield
  • Brown Deer
  • Brownsville
  • Bruce
  • Brussels
  • Burlington
  • Butler
  • Butternut
  • Cable
  • Cadott
  • Caledonia
  • Cambria
  • Cambridge
  • Cameron
  • Camp Douglas
  • Camp Lake
  • Campbellsport
  • Cascade
  • Casco
  • Cashton
  • Cassville
  • Cazenovia
  • Cedar Grove
  • Cedarburg
  • Centuria
  • Chetek
  • Chilton
  • Chippewa Falls
  • Clayton
  • Clear Lake
  • Cleveland
  • Clinton
  • Clintonville
  • Cochrane
  • Colby
  • Coleman
  • Colfax
  • Coloma
  • Columbus
  • Combined Locks
  • Coon Valley
  • Cornell
  • Cottage Grove
  • Crandon
  • Crivitz
  • Cross Plains
  • Cuba City
  • Cudahy
  • Cumberland
  • Dallas
  • Darlington
  • De Pere
  • De Soto
  • Deerfield
  • DeForest
  • Delafield
  • Delavan
  • Denmark
  • Dodgeville
  • Dorchester
  • Dousman
  • Downsville
  • Dresser
  • Drummond
  • Durand
  • Eagle
  • Eagle River
  • East Troy
  • Eau Claire
  • Eden
  • Edgar
  • Edgerton
  • Elcho
  • Eleva
  • Elk Mound
  • Elkhart Lake
  • Elkhorn
  • Ellsworth
  • Elm Grove
  • Elmwood
  • Elroy
  • Endeavor
  • Evansville
  • Fairwater
  • Fall Creek
  • Fall River
  • Fennimore
  • Fifield
  • Fish Creek
  • Fitchburg
  • Florence
  • Fond du Lac
  • Fontana-on-Geneva Lake
  • Forestville
  • Fort Atkinson
  • Fountain City
  • Fox Point
  • Francis Creek
  • Franklin
  • Franksville
  • Frederic
  • Fredonia
  • Freedom
  • Friendship
  • Galesville
  • Gays Mills
  • Germantown
  • Gillett
  • Gilman
  • Gilmanton
  • Glendale
  • Glenwood City
  • Glidden
  • Goodman
  • Grafton
  • Grand Marsh
  • Granton
  • Grantsburg
  • Green Bay
  • Green Lake
  • Greendale
  • Greenfield
  • Greenville
  • Greenwood
  • Hales Corners
  • Hammond
  • Hancock
  • Hartford
  • Hartland
  • Hawkins
  • Hayward
  • Hazel Green
  • Helenville
  • Hewitt
  • Highland
  • Hilbert
  • Hillsboro
  • Holcombe
  • Holmen
  • Horicon
  • Hortonville
  • Howard
  • Howards Grove
  • Hubertus
  • Hudson
  • Hurley
  • Hustisford
  • Independence
  • Iola
  • Iron Ridge
  • Iron River
  • Jackson
  • Janesville
  • Jefferson
  • Johnson Creek
  • Juda
  • Junction City
  • Juneau
  • Kaukauna
  • Kenosha
  • Keshena
  • Kewaskum
  • Kewaunee
  • Kiel
  • Kimberly
  • Kohler
  • Kronenwetter
  • La Crosse
  • La Farge
  • La Valle
  • Lac du Flambeau
  • Ladysmith
  • Lake Delton
  • Lake Geneva
  • Lake Mills
  • Lancaster
  • Land O' Lakes
  • Lannon
  • Laona
  • Lebanon
  • Lena
  • Little Chute
  • Livingston
  • Lodi
  • Lomira
  • Lowell
  • Loyal
  • Luck
  • Luxemburg
  • Madison
  • Manawa
  • Manitowish Waters
  • Manitowoc
  • Maple
  • Marathon
  • Marinette
  • Marion
  • Markesan
  • Marshall
  • Marshfield
  • Mauston
  • Mayville
  • Mazomanie
  • McFarland
  • Medford
  • Mellen
  • Melrose
  • Menasha
  • Menomonee Falls
  • Menomonie
  • Mequon
  • Mercer
  • Merrill
  • Merrillan
  • Merrimac
  • Merton
  • Middleton
  • Milltown
  • Milton
  • Milwaukee
  • Mineral Point
  • Minocqua
  • Minong
  • Mishicot
  • Mondovi
  • Monroe
  • Montello
  • Monticello
  • Mosinee
  • Mount Calvary
  • Mount Horeb
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Mukwonago
  • Muscoda
  • Muskego
  • Nashotah
  • Necedah
  • Neenah
  • Neillsville
  • Nekoosa
  • Neosho
  • New Auburn
  • New Berlin
  • New Franken
  • New Glarus
  • New Holstein
  • New Lisbon
  • New London
  • New Richmond
  • Newburg
  • Newton
  • Niagara
  • North Lake
  • North Prairie
  • Norwalk
  • Oak Creek
  • Oakdale
  • Oakfield
  • Oconomowoc
  • Oconto
  • Oconto Falls
  • Okauchee
  • Omro
  • Onalaska
  • Oneida
  • Ontario
  • Oostburg
  • Oregon
  • Orfordville
  • Osceola
  • Oshkosh
  • Osseo
  • Owen
  • Oxford
  • Packwaukee
  • Paddock Lake
  • Palmyra
  • Pardeeville
  • Park Falls
  • Patch Grove
  • Pembine
  • Pepin
  • Peshtigo
  • Pewaukee
  • Phelps
  • Phillips
  • Pine River
  • Pittsville
  • Plain
  • Plainfield
  • Platteville
  • Pleasant Prairie
  • Plover
  • Plum City
  • Plymouth
  • Port Washington
  • Port Wing
  • Portage
  • Potosi
  • Potter
  • Poy Sippi
  • Poynette
  • Prairie du Chien
  • Prairie du Sac
  • Prairie Farm
  • Prentice
  • Prescott
  • Princeton
  • Pulaski
  • Racine
  • Randolph
  • Random Lake
  • Redgranite
  • Reedsburg
  • Reedsville
  • Rhinelander
  • Rib Lake
  • Rice Lake
  • Richfield
  • Richland Center
  • Rio
  • Ripon
  • River Falls
  • Rochester
  • Rosendale
  • Rosholt
  • Rothschild
  • Rubicon
  • Saint Cloud
  • Saint Croix Falls
  • Saint Francis
  • Salem
  • Sauk City
  • Saukville
  • Schofield
  • Seneca
  • Seymour
  • Sharon
  • Shawano
  • Sheboygan
  • Sheboygan Falls
  • Shell Lake
  • Sherwood
  • Shiocton
  • Shorewood
  • Shullsburg
  • Silver Lake
  • Sinsinawa
  • Siren
  • Slinger
  • Solon Springs
  • Somerset
  • South Milwaukee
  • South Wayne
  • Sparta
  • Spencer
  • Spooner
  • Spring Green
  • Spring Valley
  • Stanley
  • Stevens Point
  • Stockbridge
  • Stockholm
  • Stoughton
  • Stratford
  • Strum
  • Sturgeon Bay
  • Sturtevant
  • Suamico
  • Sullivan
  • Sun Prairie
  • Superior
  • Suring
  • Sussex
  • Taylor
  • Thiensville
  • Thorp
  • Three Lakes
  • Tichigan
  • Tigerton
  • Tisch Mills
  • Tomah
  • Tomahawk
  • Tony
  • Trevor
  • Turtle Lake
  • Twin Lakes
  • Two Rivers
  • Union Grove
  • Valders
  • Van Dyne
  • Verona
  • Vesper
  • Village of Pewaukee
  • Viola
  • Viroqua
  • Wabeno
  • Wales
  • Walworth
  • Washburn
  • Washington
  • Waterloo
  • Watertown
  • Waukesha
  • Waunakee
  • Waupaca
  • Waupun
  • Wausau
  • Wausaukee
  • Wautoma
  • Wauwatosa
  • Wauzeka
  • Webster
  • West Allis
  • West Bend
  • West Milwaukee
  • West Salem
  • Westby
  • Westfield
  • Weston
  • Weyauwega
  • Weyerhaeuser
  • White Lake
  • Whitefish Bay
  • Whitehall
  • Whitelaw
  • Whitewater
  • Wild Rose
  • Williams Bay
  • Wilmot
  • Wilson
  • Windsor
  • Winneconne
  • Winter
  • Wisconsin Dells
  • Wisconsin Rapids
  • Wittenberg
  • Wonewoc
  • Woodruff
  • Woodville
  • Wrightstown
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