- Alcohol/Tobacco Licenses
- Entertainment/Festival Licenses
- Handbill/Solicitation Licenses
- Transient Merchant License
- Vehicle/Junk Licenses
Class A & Class B - Beer, Liquor & Wine Licenses
- "Class A" Beer, Liquor, Wine License (PDF) - to sell beer, liquor and/or wine to consumers in original containers for off-premises consumption only.
- "Class B" Beer, Liquor, Wine License (PDF) - to sell beer, liquor and/or wine 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 Auxiliary Questionnaire must be filed with the Clerk at least 15 days prior to the issuance of the license.
- Alcohol Beverage License Application Supplemental Questionnaire - must be submitted when applying for a Class A & B alcohol licenses.
- 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."
Beverage Operator's License
Consumption of Alcohol in the Parks Permit
Cigarette and Tobacco Products License
Per Municipal Ordinance Chapter 5.48, no person, firm or corporation shall conduct or operate a circus, carnival, show, or entertainment of any kind within the city without having first obtained a license as provided in this chapter. Such license shall not be transferable. Applications can be obtained from the City Clerk's office.
Fair or Market (non-profit) License
Per Municipal Ordinance Chapter 5.28.030, civic nonprofit organizations sponsoring a fair or market shall obtain a license from the City Clerk’s office.
Fireworks - Sale License
Per Chapter 5.08.050 of the Whitewater Municipal Code, an application for the sale or transfer of any permitted fireworks shall be required to be submitted to the City Clerk's office thirty days prior to the sale or transfer of the same. Applications can be obtained from the City Clerk's office.
Fireworks - Display License
Per Chapter 5.08.040 of the Whitewater Municipal Code, application by organizations sponsoring pyrotechnic displays shall be submitted to the City Clerk's office at least fifteen days in advance of the date set for the display. Applications can be obtained from the City Clerk's office.
Per Chapter 5.08.080 of the Whitewater Municipal Code, it is unlawful to conduct any parade connected with a circus or carnival or otherwise, on any public street, alley or other public way or place in the city, without a permit. Applications can be obtained from the City Clerk's office.
Public Entertainment License
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.
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.
Solicitation License for Religious and Charitable Organizations Only
Per Chapter 5.28.050 of the Whitewater Municipal Code, any organization, society, association or corporation desiring to solicit or having solicited in its name money, donations of money or property, or financial assistance of any kind or desiring to sell or distribute any item of literature or merchandise for which a fee is charged or solicited from persons other than members of such organization upon the streets, in office or business buildings, by house-to-house canvass, or in public places for a charitable, religious, patriotic, or philanthropic purpose must first obtain a license from the City Clerk. Applications can be obtained by contacting the City Clerk's office.
Transient vendors wanting to sell items in the City Limits need a Transient Merchant License. The application must be completed, and a Police background check must be passed. Safety concerns are also taken into consideration when applications are reviewed.
Inoperable Vehicle License
Per Chapter 5.56 of the Whitewater Municipal Code, no person, firm, partnership, or corporation shall accumulate or store any junked, disassembled, inoperable, or unlicensed automobiles or trucks or parts thereof, on any real estate located in the city, except with an issued permit. Applications can be obtained from the City Clerk's office.
Junk Dealers License
Per Chapter 5.12 of the Whitewater Municipal Code, no person, firm or corporation shall engage in the city in the business of buying, selling, gathering, delivering or storing of old iron, paper, rags, junked automobiles, or other materials commonly included within the term "junk" without first having obtained a license. Applications can be obtained from the City Clerk's office.
Taxi Cab License
Per Chapter 5.52 of the Whitewater Municipal Code, no person, firm, or corporation shall operate any taxicab or vehicle carrying passengers for hire within the city without first securing a taxicab license from the city. Applications can be obtained from the City Clerk's office.