Permits & Licenses


Permits for new construction or remodeling, along with revisions to land within shoreland setbacks, are required BEFORE starting your project.  The Town of Wilson has adopted Lincoln County Zoning and Shoreland Zoning.  Permits are issued by the Lincoln County Zoning Department.  Visit the Lincoln County Land Services website ( or call the Zoning office at (715)539-1087.


Permits are required when modifying or installing a driveway whether you live on a Wilson Town road, county road, or US highway.  There are fees associated with these permits.

Town Driveway Permit - $100 Contact the Town Chairman (715)453-4797 or the Town Clerk (715)453-6090.

All Other Driveway Permits - visit the Lincoln County Highway Department website ( for information and permit forms or call the Highway Department at (715)539-2500.


Burning permits are now issued by the Wisconsin DNR.  Please visit the website ( for information on burning requirements and permits or call the DNR at (888)WIS-BURN (947-2876).  Permits can also be obtained at the LeMay Forestry Center at 518 W. Somo Avenue or by calling the Center at (715)453-2188, however their hours are varied.


Licensing is required for the sale of alcoholic beverages.  Establishment/Organization and Server licenses can be obtained from the Town Clerk (715)453-6090.  Rates vary based on the type of establishment or organization.  Server licenses are $10 per person.  For those that haven't completed their "Responsible Beverage Server Training" course, a temporary server license is available for a term of 1-14 days.  Temporary server licenses are $5 per person.