All applications available on this website must be completed and brought to the appropriate City Department for processing. Applications are provided for your convenience but mailing your application will not confirm your request. Application and payment must be submitted directly to appropriate City Department. Applications are for printing to your printer only.
All applications shown on this page are in Adobe Acrobat format and can be printed directly from this web site.
On-Street Winter Parking Permit Application – This is the application that should be completed and returned to Municipal Services, with payment, to request on-street parking during the winter.
Alcohol Public Consumption Permit – This is the form that is required in order for your private event (such as a family reunion) to consume alcohol in a park.
Beverage Operator License Application (Bartender’s license) – This application must be completed upon successful completion of course offered by NWTC or State Approved on-line course. Upon completion and approval, license will be sent to application via mail.
Hunting Permit Application – This form must be completed and approved prior to any hunting in the City. Completion of application does not guarantee approval of request.
Sidewalk Cafe Permit Application– This form is used to apply for permission to place tables or chairs, etc on sidewalk in front of business.
Street Closure Application – This form is used to apply for permission to close City streets for different types of events. Application in processed through all departments and requires Common Council approval. Please submit 4-6 weeks prior to event.
Reserve a Park Shelter – This form is used to reserve a City Park shelter for your private event.
Public Records Request – This form is used to request public documents.
Employment Application – This employment application is the official employment application for City of Sturgeon Bay employment openings.
Direct Seller/Peddler Application– This application must be completed and processed for direct seller &peddler applicants. Application is two pages and both pages must be submitted.
Transient Merchant Application – This application should be completed and processed for any individual, partnership, corporation, or LLC who engages in the retail sale of merchandise at any place, other than house to house, in this City temporarily, and who does not intend to become a permanent merchant. This permit has a 30 day expiration. Application is two pages and both pages must be submitted.
Tourist Rooming House – A Tourist Rooming House (TRH) permit is required for any short-term rentals such as Air B & B and/or Vacation Rental By Owner.
Seasonal Merchant Application – This application should be completed and processed for any individual, partnership, corporation, or LLC who engages in the retail sales of merchandise at any place, other than house to house, is in this City seasonally, and who does not intend to become a permanent merchant. Application may choose between 2 months – 6 months for duration of permit. Application is two pages and both pages must be submitted.
Block Party Application – This form should be completed to request approval for a block party.
Demo Permit Application – Demo permits are issued by the City Engineer when demolishing a building or structure.
Driveway Permit Application – Driveway permits are issued by the City Engineer for construction of a driveway across any sidewalk or curbing.
Conditional Use Permit Application – Conditional Use Permit Applications are needed when a proposed use is listed as a conditional use under the zoning code. These applications are heard and decided by the City Plan Commission.
PUD Application – Planned Unit Development Application is a special type of zoning classification used for certain developments that are designed as a whole and which typically need greater flexibility than regular zoning requirements. PUD’s require approval from the Common Council after review and recommendation from the Plan Commission.
Variance Application – Variance applications are used when a property owner is requesting a variance (deviation) from a requirement or provision of the zoning code. Variance requests are heard and decided by the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Zoning Map Amendment Application – This application is to be used when a property owner wishes to change the zoning classification of their property (rezoning). Zoning map amendments are decided by the Common Council after review and recommendation from the Plan Commission.
Sign Permit Application – A sign permit application is used when applying for signs requiring a permit under Chapter 27 (Sign Code). Sign permit applications are reviewed by the Community Development Director.
Certified Survey Map (CSM) Application – This application is used when a property owner requests a lot change.
Aesthetic Design and Site Plan Review Board – Certificate of Appropriateness – Required from the Aesthetic Design and Site Plan Review Board for any new development or for any exterior alteration or addition on property that is not located within the Waterfront Redevelopment District, Historic Preservation District, or Industrial Park.
Waterfront Design Review Board – Certificate of Appropriateness – Required from the Waterfront Design Review Board for any new development or for any exterior alteration or addition on property located within the Waterfront Redevelopment District.
Historic Preservation Commission – Certificate of Appropriateness – Required from the Historic Preservation Commission for any new development or for any exterior alteration or addition on property located within the Historic Preservation District.
Large Item / Brush Collection – Complete form and send in with payment to City of Sturgeon Bay, 835 N. 14th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Street Opening Permit Application – A Street Opening Permit is required prior to excavating within City right-of-ways as outlined in Chapter 8 (Streets & Sidewalks). The Street Opening Application form should be completed and returned with payment to Municipal Services. A permit fee of $55 is required for all permits, as well as a deposit for removal and replacement of pavement, curb or sidewalk.
Weights and Measures Assessment – This application is to be completed for all businesses located within the City of Sturgeon Bay. The assessing period is as of January 1, 2017 and due in the City Clerk/Treasurer’s office by March 1, 2017.