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Licensing and Codes

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Useful linksWhether you’re running your own business, or just a concerned citizen, it’s a good idea to be familiar with health codes for various businesses.  You can see some of the more common ones below.

Portage County Ordinances related to various businesses and establishments.

Wisconsin Codes
Bed and Breakfast


Tattoos and Piercings

Hotels, Motels, and Tourist Rooming Houses

Manufactured Home Communities

Public Pools and Water Attractions

Retail Food Establishments (includes restaurants)

Recreational and Educational Camps

Wisconsin Food Code Fact Sheets