Development and Planning
Once you’ve decide to start or move your business to Green Bay, you will want to contact our Planning & Permit Department to address the following issues:
Building Permits, Site Plan / Approval, Zoning issues, Building permits, Exterior Signage, Plumbing permits, Electrical permits, Heating Permits and other planning related business development issues.
100 N Jefferson Street
Green Bay, WI 54301-5026
Brown County Health Department
Fox River Professional Building
610 S. Broadway Street
Green Bay, WI 54303
Please contact the Brown County Health Department regarding additional permit and license requirements by the county. Permits and Licenses required by the county include, but are not limited to: Restaurant and Food Vending licenses; Hotel, Motel, Bed & Breakfast and Tourist Rooming House licenses; Camp Recreation/Education, Campground, and Swimming Pool licenses; and Body Art Establishment and license. The Brown County Health Department is the best place to start inquiring about additional county licenses. Also, the City Clerk’s office will usually direct you to the proper county office for additional licenses when you apply for any of the City’s permits and licenses.
Hazardous Material permits (Brown County Solid Waste)
In addition to City and County Permits, the State of Wisconsin also has a number of permits and licenses that are required for certain types of businesses.
The best place to start is online using the Wisconsin Business Wizard at http://ww2.wisconsin.gov/state/wizard/app/LoadIntro. The Business Wizard is a tool provided by the Wisconsin which assists you in determining the proper State Licenses and Permits which are necessary for starting up any kind of business. The Wizard will guide you through five question-and-answer pages about your business and will then provide you with a page of information, forms, and links to get your business properly established within the state of Wisconsin.
Included in the business Wizard are the necessary tax documents, worker’s compensation, licenses and other permits necessary for legal operation. Each section will be explained as you go and if you have any questions contact information is provided in each section.