Common Market License (for 11 - 20 vendors)

Commercial Permitting and Enforcement - ARACPE1044
Contact
Administration & Regulatory Affairs
Commercial Permitting and Enforcement

Physical Address:

1002 Washington Ave., 1st floor
Houston, TX 77002

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1561
Houston, TX 77251

832.394.8803
8 am to 4 pm
Plan Review
Not Required
Inspection
Required
Renewal
Required
Fee
$177.86
Admin fee
$29.64
Renewal fee
$177.86
Valid Period
1 year
Processing Time
1 business day

About

License allows an operator to rent or let space to multiple vendors for the purpose of selling items, goods, products, wares, chattels, or articles of any kind which were previously owned and used by another entity.

After Approval

Licensee must maintain records pertaining to the vendors, and employees thereof, for each space at the common market.

Licensee must ensure all openly displayed goods shall be available for examination by City of Houston police officers.

Conditions & Exceptions

Inspection is required on initial application.

Renewal is required provided market is still in operation.

What You Need
  • The common market application must include: 
    • Legal description of the property where the market will be operating 
    • Notarized affidavit of consent from the property owner authorizing the use of the land/facility for the common market 
    • Number of vendors operating at the location 
  • Valid Certificate of Occupancy for the proposed location 
  • Method of payment: cash, check, cashier's check, money order, or debit/credit card
Apply in Person
  1. Bring the completed application, supporting documents and payment to the Houston Permitting Center.
  2. Obtain a numbered ticket from the Information Desk. Please wait in the lobby until your number is called.
     
Apply by Mail

Mail the completed application, supporting documents and payment to:

Administration & Regulatory Affairs Department
Commercial Permitting & Enforcement Section
PO Box 1561
Houston, TX 77251-1561

Make checks and money orders payable to City of Houston. 

Apply by Fax

Fax the completed application and required documents to 832-395-9631.

What You Need

Inspection is required on initial application. ARA will conduct the inspection within 3 to 10 days and notify the applicant if and when the permit is available to pick up. 

What You Need
  • Renewal notice (mailed at least 30 days prior to the account expiration date) 
  • Method of payment: cash, check, cashier's check, money order, or debit/credit card

If notice has not been received, contact 832-394-8803 and request a fee statement from ARA - Commercial Permitting & Enforcement.

Renew in Person
  1. Bring the renewal notice and payment to the Houston Permitting Center.
  2. Obtain a numbered ticket from the Information Desk. Please wait in the lobby until your number is called.
Renew by Mail

Mail the renewal notice and payment to:

Administration & Regulatory Affairs Department
Commercial Permitting & Enforcement Section
PO Box 1561
Houston, TX 77251-1561

Make checks and money orders payable to City of Houston.