Business License

As of December 1, 2016 an annual Business License for all home based and non-home based businesses in Pleasant Prairie is required pursuant to Article VII of Chapter 420 in the Village Municipal Code.  This article is not a regulation of occupation but rather to verify locations of active business operations, to obtain emergency contact information in order to notify and provide efficient public safety services to the business, to support economic development activities and to verify compliance with the site and operational zoning regulations of the Village.

The information gathered from the business license application and the annual renewal is essential to performing the community’s public safety and public works related services. The information obtained from the business license application and annual renewals is also important to the community for the purposes of its overall economic development business attraction and retention strategy insofar as the Village will be able to track and maintain an accurate listing of all active businesses, relevant contact information, employment counts and anticipated employment growth projections on an annual basis.

Business License Application
Community Living Arrangement Business License Application
Home Business License Application

New Business License Instruction Sheet

2023 BUSINESS LICENSE RENEWAL ONLY:  The Village is delaying the timing for the renewal of 2023 business license.   The Village is in the process of updating our software for renewing business license and the new software is intended to go live in mid-summer of 2023. As a result, the Village has determined that pushing back the renewal time period to coincide with the new software would be less complicated as we migrate all of the business license data into the new software.

The Village will send out renewal notices with detailed instructions on how to access and renew a current license on the new system, at that time.
When notices are sent out, the Village will provide existing businesses with a 30-day time frame to complete the 2023 business license renewal in the Village’s new system.


Initial application fee
: $25 per business per site/$10 per non-profit business* per site 

Annual renewal application fee: $25 per business per site/$10 per non-profit business* per site

Annual renewal late fee: If the business fails to renew the license by January 15 of each year, then a late fee of $10 will be assessed to the applicant.

Notice of change fee: $25 per business per site/$10 per non-profit business* per site

*The Village may require additional information for verification of any non-profit status.

Any fee paid by credit card to the Village will be charged an additional finance fee for processing the transaction. [Note: At this time only renewal of a business license online may pay with a credit card.]

Miranda Steinmetz
Administrative Coordinator/Planner I
Community Development Department
9915 39th Avenue
Pleasant Prairie WI 53158 
Telephone:  262-925-6717
Email: [email protected]

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