Administration Fees & Permits
Please check the Fee Schedule for Licenses Applications as Fees have changed
All Applications, Permits, and Forms may either be brought in to the Kay C Mackesey Administration Building or mail to the Village of Lake Delton P.O. Box 87 Lake Delton WI 53940. We do not accept faxed copies.
ALCOHOL LICENSE APPLICATIONS
WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE FORMS: https://www.revenue.wi.gov/Pages/Form/alcohol-Home.aspx
Forms to be submitted to:
Village of Lake Delton
P.O. Box 87
Lake Delton WI 53940-0087
First-time applicants ONLY (or changes in company):
Original Alcohol Beverage License Applications:
After you have completed the application, agent schedule and Auxiliary questionnaire for all officers please submit all pages to the Village Clerk-Treasurer-Coordinator
- AT- 103 Auxiliary Questionnaires
- AT- 104 Agent Schedule
- AT- 106 Original Alcohol Beverage License Application
Most common: Renewal Alcohol Beverage License Application
After the application has been completed, submit both pages to the Village Clerk-Treasurer-Coordinator.
Wisconsin Department of Revenue now offers a fill and print Renewal Form on their website see below link. Your complete premise discription may be too large for the space they provide on their form. If this is the case please type the complete premise despription on a single sheet of paper and attach to this form.
*******PLEASE NOTE FILING DATES*******
ALL COMBINATION FERMENTED MALT BEVERAGE/INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE ARE DUE IN THE CLERK’S OFFICE BY APRIL 15.
Class C-Wine and Fermented Malt Beverage are due by May 1st.
Class C-Wine application must also include sales figures for the previous year.
Information from Wisconsin Department of Revenue
To sell cigarettes/cigars/tobacco products with in the Village of Lake Delton Limits you must apply for a Cigarette License. A non-transferable and non-refundable fee of $100.00 must accompany this application. The license period is from July 1st to June 30th of the following year. Applications are due annually by May 1st.
Information from Wisconsin Department of Revenue
Dog License Application
If you own a dog in the Village of Lake Delton you need to apply for an annual dog license and pay a fee by April 1st of each year. You must bring in Rabies Certificate from the Veterinarian that contains the Rabies shot Serial Number, Name of Rabies Vaccination Manufacturer.
All licenses expire December 31st of every year.
Fireworks Application – Fill-in Form
Application must be approved by the Lake Delton Village Board.
Must be filed 20 days prior to the event.
For all individuals/companies picking up garbage with in the limits of the Village of Lake Delton. A non-transferable and non-refundable $50.00 fee and $5.00 per vehicle fee depending on they number of vehicles must accompany this application. The license period is from July 1st to June 30th of the following year. Applications are due annually by May 1st. DNR Tonnage report for Prior year must be turned in by 3/31 annually.
For all individuals/companies cutting and trimming trees with in the limits of the Village of Lake Delton. A non-transferable and non-refundable fee $50.00 must accompany this application. The license period is from July 1st to June 30th of the following year. Applications are due annually by May 1st.
Operators License Application new 7/2018
CLICK HERE FOR OPERATOR’S LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
You must be 18 years of age to apply.
A Beverage Server Certificate or proof of registration in the Class must accompany all applications for new or provisional applications unless the applicant has been issued an operator License in Wisconsin in the last two years. Then you must submitt a copy of the previous held license with the new application unless it was held in the Village of Lake Delton. The license period is from July 1st to June 30th of the following year.
Renewal applications are due annually by June 1st.
Municipal Code 28 – Taxicabs
Cabs, Taxicabs, auto-bus, limo or any other vehicle carrying passengers for hire within the Village of Lake Delton.
The license period is from July 1st to June 30th of the following year. Applications are due annually by May 1st.
License under Municipal Code 27
(Horse Stables, Carriage Ride and Trail Rides) – Fill in Form
A non-transferable and non-refundable fee of $250.00 per month or any portion thereof open for business must accompany this application. The license period is from July 1st to June 30th of the following year. Applications are due annually by May 1st.
License under Municipal Code 57
A request for a term license to erect a tent in the Village of Lake Delton for a period of not more than 1 week that used by person operating or conducting a retail business in a permanent building or structure conforming to the provisions of Chapter 57, and as the adjunct to the normal business or as approved conditional use who shall use and utilize one or more freestanding tent for merchandising or the display of merchandise.
A non-transferable and non-refundable fee will apply including a building permit application
TOURIST ROOMING HOUSE PERMITS
Pursuant to Section. 66.1014 (2) Wis. Stats the Village of Lake Delton is authorized to regulate the rental of residential dwellings. This authority allows the Village of Lake Delton to prohibit the rental of residential dwellings for a period of less than 7 days. As a result, the Village Board has enacted s. 35.06 Village Municipal Code which prohibits the rental of single family and duplex homes in Residential Districts and the Waterfront Commercial District for periods of less than 7 days.
“Tourist rooming house” means any lodging place or tourist cabin or cottage where sleeping accommodations are offered for pay to tourists or transients. “Tourist rooming house” does not include:
(a) A private boarding or rooming house, ordinarily conducted as such, not accommodating tourists or transients.
(b) A hotel.
(c) Bed and breakfast establishments.
If NOT operated by a resident Owner, they MUST have a Property Manager or Resident Agent licensed under Chapter 35 (Must live within 30 Minutes of the Village of Lake Delton)
(Each Tourist Lodging Unit needs its own license and Room Tax Application)
Short Term Rental Guidance in Wisconsin informational Brochure
INITIAL APPLICATION FOR TOURIST ROOMING HOUSE PERMIT
Please read Municipal Code 35 (new as of 12/2020) for requirements for a Tourist Rooming House Permit. Also see revisions for 2021 https://lakedelton.org/municipal-code/ under “Ordinances Introduced-Pending Approval”
STEP 1. Conditional Use Permit. (if applicable).
STEP 2. Contact Sauk County Health who is contracted by Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection.
See their website for more information at https://www.co.sauk.wi.us/environmental-health/lodging-attractions
You will need to apply with Sauk County first, as your will need a pdf or jpg of your permit and inspection to attached to our online application.
Sauk County Health Department Contact:
Environmental Health Manager
505 Broadway Suite 372
Baraboo, WI 53913
STEP 3. Apply for all Seller’s Permit Numbers (State, County and Premier Resort) or Lodging Marketplace Room Tax Permit
- Wisconsin Seller’s Permit Application Form BTR-101 https://www.revenue.wi.gov/DORForms/btr-101.pdf (please save a copy of the application as that is required to be submitted with the original online application)
Instructions for Part E. Business Location Information
Please check mark the two boxes shown above for the Premier Resort Area Tax
STEP 4. Apply for the Village of Lake Delton Room Tax Number (to apply) this will be sent in with your original tourist lodging application (please save a copy of the application as that is required to be submitted with the original online application) Note: If you are using a property management company this will be their information
Please also note: Lodging Marketplace. An entity that provides a platform through which an unaffiliated 3rd party offers to rent a short-term rental to an occupant and collects the consideration for the rental from the occupant. (Examples: VBRO / Airbnb)
All Lodging Marketplaces to be utilized, including contact information, unit identification used by the Lodging Marketplace to identify the tourist lodging unit, copies of the rental agreements, and proof that the Lodging Marketplace shall utilize the Village of Lake Delton as the taxing jurisdiction.
All tourist lodging shall be operated by the Owner or a Property Manager licensed, “operated” shall mean responsible for compliance with this Chapter 35, collection of rent, and payment of taxes.
If the Lodging Marketplace doesn’t pay the Room Tax to the Village of Lake Delton you will be liable for that amount to the Village of Lake Delton.
STEP 5. Proof of Insurance showing coverage for rental of the unit. Casualty and Liability insurance issued by an insurance company authorized to do business in this state by the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance, with liability limits of not less than three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000) per individual and aggregate. (Certificate of insurance)
Property Management Agreement if not managed by Owner. (Step 3 and Step 4 will be the Property Management Companies information)
Identification and qualifications of the Resident Agent. (See below Application: Resident Agent for Tourist Rooming House)
STEP 7. Site Plan including available onsite parking for the unit or rental house.
STEP 8. Detail floor plan of unit or rental house with measurement of each room, and sleeping type (bed size/sofa sleeper)/location and requested maximum occupancy which is two (2) people per bedroom plus two (2). For example, a 2-bedroom unit would have a maximum occupancy of six (6).
Eligible properties may apply for additional expanded occupancy. See 35.15 a (5) New for 2021 Expanded Occupancy at bottom on this page.
STEP 9. Submit the correct application. (All documents for attachment must be in pdf or jpg)
STEP 10. If applicable Certification from the owner or licenses that the property meets all the requirements of 35.15 Tourist Rooming House Regulations
STEP 11. Authorization and Release for Confidential Information for Third Party Market Places
All applications for Tourist Rooming House licenses must be filed by August 1st of each subsequent year.
Every Tourist Rooming House operating license shall be for a period of one (1) year commencing on October 1, or the date of issuance, and shall expire on September 30 of each year. Partial Term Licenses for less than 12 months shall not be entitled to apportionment of fees.
For those units with a fireplace please note: A Tourist Lodging Unit shall not have a wood or solid fuel burning stove or fireplace unless the Owner provides a certificate from a licensed commercial building inspector, fire inspector, or a verified statement from a reputable stove or fire place sales/installer entity, dated not more than thirty (30) days prior to submission, certifying that the fireplace and chimney have been inspected and are in compliance with National Fire Prevention Association Fire Code Chapter 211 Standard for Chimneys, Fireplaces, Vents, and Solid Fuel-Burning Appliances. Instructions for use of the stove or fireplace must be prominently displayed. A stove or fireplace not meeting the requirements of this section shall be blocked from access to the satisfaction of the Village Building Inspector. All stoves and fireplaces in multi-unit buildings must be blocked from access to the satisfaction of the Village Building Inspector.
(Not required if property owner is residing in or within 30 minutes of the Village Lake Delton)
- All Tourist Rooming Houses operating under a Class A are required to appoint a Resident Agent as a local contact for the receipt of complaints, service of notice of violation of this Chapter’s provisions and for service of process pursuant to this Chapter. Such a designation shall be made by the owner and shall accompany each application form. Said applicant shall immediately notify the Clerk of any change in residence or information regarding the Resident Agent.
- To qualify as a Resident Agent the person must meet the following requirements:
- Be a natural person residing in or within 30 minutes of the Village of Lake Delton; or a corporate entity with offices located within 30 minutes of the Village of Lake Delton.
- The applicant does not have pending any criminal charge and has not been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor of any offense involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, robbery, the use or threatened use of force or violence upon the person of another, or sexual immorality under Ch. 944, Wisconsin Statutes, as amended.
- The applicant is authorized by owner to accept service of process for all Village communications, citations and orders.
Any owner of a dwelling offering rentals for less than 7 days requires a Class A Permit. With the exception of those properties originally issued Tourist Rooming House Permits prior to October 1, 2020, no Single Family/Duplex Residences located in the Residential or Waterfront Commercial Zoning Districts are eligible for Class A permits. The sale of a property results in the termination of a Class A permit.
PLEASE NOTE: A Class A permit is non-transferable, except to a surviving spouse. All permits are terminated upon the transfer of a controlling interest in the property. The holder of any permit shall notify the Clerk in writing of any transfer of the legal control of any property covered by the permit or license. Transfer of a controlling interest in a corporation, limited liability company, partnership or other legal organization that is the holder of a permit is prohibited. Class A permits will no longer be issued after the 2022-2023 permit year
Any owner of a dwelling offering rentals for periods of 7-29 days requires a Class B permit. Class B Permits are for one year or the date of issuance and expire on September 30 of each year.
Property Manager Permit
No person may act as a property manager for a Tourist Rooming House without a property manager permit issued in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter. The property manager license shall apply to all Tourist Rooming House for which the property manager has exclusive rights for the rental of the property. The property manager must certify to the Village that each Tourist Rooming House operating under the property manager license complies with the standards of this Chapter. Failure to operate a property in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter may result forfeiture actions and lead to the suspension or revocation of the Property Manager permit.
The Clerk shall issue a property manager license to all applicants following the approval of the application by the Village Board and the filing of all documents and records required under this Chapter.
- The resident agent must be authorized to allow Village employees, officers and their designees, to enter the owner’s property for purposes of inspection and enforcement of this Chapter and/or the Village Municipal Code.
- Property Manager Qualifications. To qualify as a Property Manager the applicant must meet the following requirements:
- A natural person or a Wisconsin corporation, limited liability company or other legal entity with offices or employees located within 30 minutes of the village.
- Shall be managing Three (3) or more Tourist Rooming Houses operating in the Village of Lake Delton and the City of Wisconsin Dells.
- Shall hold the following licenses and permits in its name:
- a Seller’s Permit issued by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue;
- a Room Tax Permit issued by the Village of Lake Delton; and
- an employer identification number issued by the Internal Revenue Service.
- Except for owners managing their own properties, property managers shall have a written contract with the property owner authorizing management of the Tourist Rooming House.
- Property Manager can serve as Resident Agents.
- The applicant has not been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving dishonesty fraud, deceit, robbery, the use or threatened use of force or violence upon the person of another, or sexual immorality under Ch. 944, Wisconsin Statutes, as amended.
- Proof of Insurance
Any authorized property manager managing the rentals for less than seven (7) days requires a Class A PM Permit. Class A – PM Permits include all the properties operating as tourist rooming houses for which the property manager has the exclusive right to advertise, rent, manage and report to the Village.
You will need a pdf or jpg of your Permit from the State, State Inspection and Certificate of Insurance (Commercial Liability) to complete this form online
35.15 a (5) New for 2021 Expanded Occupancy
Eligible properties may apply for additional expanded occupancy. Eligible properties are single family/duplex houses and condominiums under single ownership. Under no circumstances may the occupancy rate exceed the requirements of section ATCP 72.14 Wisconsin Administrative Code. In reviewing the application for expanded occupancy the following factors are considered:
1. The zoning district of the property.
2. The safety of the occupants.
3. The property complies with the requirements of section 35.15
4. The impact of the increased occupancy on traffic and neighboring properties.
5. Such other factors as may be appropriate.
6. Past experiences with the applicant and/or the property.
Please submit a report with the above information to email@example.com for consideration by the Housing and Property Management Committee for expanded occupancy exceeding two (2) people per bedroom plus two (2). For example, a 2-bedroom unit would have a maximum occupancy of six (6).
Original Transient Employee Housing
Transient Employee Housing Registration
The owner or operator of every Transient Employee Housing unit shall maintain a register and require all occupants to register their true names and addresses before being assigned sleeping quarters. The register shall be kept intact and available for Inspections by the Assistant Zoning Administrator, or representatives of the Village, for the duration that they hold a license in the Village of Lake Delton.
Rental Agreements with Students
Every occupant shall sign a written rental agreement which includes the following information: 1) Name, 2) age, 3) home address, 4) contact information, 5) Sponsor, 6) employer, 7) J‐1 Visa and/or state or federal identification
All ORIGINAL Transient Employee Housing Permits will now be applied for and issued through the same site we use for Building Permits you will need to be registered for this site: https://www2.citizenserve.com/lakedelton
The New application requirements per the Municipal Code 38 Housing for Transient Employee Housing License for rental period shall include the following information and documentation: (you will need the following in digital format to upload onto Citizen Serve
- Conditional Use Permit.
- State Tourist Rooming House License issued under s.2S4.64 Wis. Stats. and Completed State Inspection Report F-47009. (if applicable Hotel / Motel or was previous Tourist Rooming House)
- Detail floor plan of unit or rental house with measurement of each room.
- Completed Fire Inspection Report.
- Proof of Insurance.
- Seller’s Permit Number (if applicable)
- Property Management Agreement if not managed by Owner.
- Identification and qualifications of the Resident Agent. (Resident Agent Form)
- Authorization from Owner (if owner is not applicant).
- Authorization from Condominium Association (if applicable).
- Site Plan including available onsite parking.
- Payment of Application fee.
All applications for Seasonal Employee Housing Licenses must be filed by May 1st of each subsequent year.
Every Transient Employee Housing License shall be for a period of one (1) year commencing on July 1, or the date of issuance, and shall expire on June 30 of each year. Partial Term Licenses for less than 12 months shall not be entitled to apportionment of fees.