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Licensing and Inspections

The Food Safety and Recreational Licensing section is responsible for managing programs that enforce applicable state administrative codes for the inspection and licensure of restaurants, hotels, bed and breakfast establishments, public swimming pools including water park attractions, campgrounds, and tattoo and body piercing establishments in Wisconsin.

All licensing and inspection services for the types of facilities listed below are performed by the State of Wisconsin in Walworth County.

Facility Type

Licensing Agent

Contact Information

Campground

(New, Existing, Recreational, Educational, or Special Event)

Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP)

(608) 224-4720
Existing Licensees/Renewals

(608) 224-4923
New Licensees

DATCPDFSLicensing@wi.gov

Lodging Establishment

(Bed & Breakfast, Hotel, Motel, or Tourist Rooming House)

Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP)

(608) 224-4720
Existing Licensees/Renewals

(608) 224-4923
New Licensees

DATCPDFSLicensing@wi.gov

Public Swimming Pools & Water Attractions

Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP)

(608) 224-4720
Existing Licensees/Renewals

(608) 224-4923
New Licensees

DATCPDFSLicensing@wi.gov

All Food Retail

(Restaurant, Caterer, Temporary/Mobil Restaurant, or Vending Machine)

Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP)

​​(608) 224-4720​​
Existing Licensees/Renewals

(608) 224-4923 
​​New Licensees

Tattoo & Body Piercing Facilities

Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS)

(608) 266-2112

dsps@wisconsin.gov

Manufactured Homes Communities

Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS)

(608) 266-2112 option 3

DspsSbManfHomes@wi.gov

Resources

Chapter ATCP 75: Retail Food Establishments Code (DATCP)

Certified Food Manager (DATCP)

Wisconsin Food Code (DATCP)

Tattooing and Body Piercer (DSPS)

Manufactured Homes Community (DSPS)

File a Complaint About a Licensed Establishment:

Contact the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) at (608) 224-4714 or email datcpfoodcomplaintsemergencyresponse@wi.gov.

If you would like your complaint to remain anonymous, you must indicate that in your email. Please include the following information in your email:
(Items marked with * (asterisk) are required.)

  • Whether or not this is an anonymous complaint*
  • Establishment name*
  • Street Address of Establishment (if known)
  • City/Town/Village*
  • Date of Incident (mm/dd/yyyy)*
  • Approximate Time Incident Occurred
  • Description of What Happened*
  • Any Additional Comments

Bed Bugs

Wisconsin Department of Health Services Bed Bugs Fact Sheet

CDC: Bed Bugs

To report bed bugs in a hotel or lodging establishment please use the complaint procedure listed above

Smoking in Public Establishments

To report a complaint about a public establishment allowing smoking please fill out and submit the form available from Wisconsin Smoke Free.

 

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