Administration and Regulatory Affairs
Street Vendors Permitting
Any vendors engaged in temporary or transient business of selling, offering for sale, exhibiting merchandise for sale, or taking orders for merchandise or goods from a vehicle on the streets or who occupy a space in a building or on a vacant lot must be permitted by the City of Houston.
Requirements: Applicants must:
- Submit Street Vendor Application
- Pay appropriate fees (see schedule).
- Obtain a $10,000 surety bond. The bond must remain in full force and effect for the entire duration of the permit and for two years thereafter.
Expiration: 7 days from issuance
Ordinance: Chapter 22, Art. I and III
Permit Requirement Links
• Alcohol and Alcohol-Related Business • Antique Dealer, Precious Metal Dealer, Resale Media & Clothing Dealer • Boarding Homes • Burglar and Panic Alarms • Carnival • Charitable Solicitation • Coin-Operated Amusement Machine Decals • Common Market • Credit Access Business (Payday and Car Title Lenders) • Dance Halls • Game Rooms • Garage Sales / Yard Sales • Metal Recyclers • Mini-Warehouse • Second Hand Resellers • Sexually Oriented Businesses • Sexually Oriented Business Employees • Sound and Noise-Related Equipment • Street Vendors •