Doing Business In the Village

As Village President Michael Aubinger states “Ashwaubenon is a premier choice for business in Brown County. We have land for commercial development and welcome all types of business – transportation and manufacturing to high technology and service-related industries. Our TIF districts make it reasonable to locate in Ashwaubenon.”

Where to begin? This page is designed to provide you some of the contacts and information necessary to answer your questions relative to doing business in the Village of Ashwaubenon.

A place to start is with the Building Inspector and Zoning Administrator, located in the Public Works Department at Village Hall.  He can assist with zoning, building permits (Municipal Code Sec. 5-40) and/or direction for property development.  Todd Gerbers at 492-2309 or tgerbers@ashwaubenon.com can be reached during business hours at Village Hall. Visit Building Inspection for more information.

Does your business require any of the following?
          Alcohol license?  (
Municipal Code Sec. 3-25)
          Cigarette license? (
Municipal Code Sec. 6-373)
          Alarm permit?  (
Municipal Code Sec. 10-19)
          Scales or weighing systems? Retail scanning equipment? Or measuring equipment? (
Municipal Code Sec. 6-438)

If so, please explore the Clerk Department licenses/permits or call 492-2302 to speak with Patrick Moynihan Jr. or Deputy Clerk, Jennifer Broich.

There are regular inspections which will take place including weights and measures (Municipal Code Sec. 6-438) and annual fire inspections (Municipal Code Sec. 13-26).  Initially, the Business Information Log will be required for contact information of your business and/or building.

Will food be a part of your business? If so, please contact the Brown County Health Department.

Do you have an interest to be involved with community organizations? Check out the Ashwaubenon Business Association. You are welcome to attend a monthly luncheon as a guest!

If your business may deal with the Ashwaubenon School District or West DePere School District, please check out their sites.

For any questions not answered here, feel free to email pmoynihan@ashwaubenon.com or call the Clerk’s office at 492-2302. We welcome and value your business in the Village of Ashwaubenon!