Dance Hall License - Class A one night location

Commercial Permitting and Enforcement - ARACPE1049
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
Not Required
Renewal
Required
Fee
$313.59
Admin fee
$28.50
Renewal fee
$313.59
Valid Period
1 year
Processing Time
1 business day

About

License allows for any room, place, space or building where a public dance is authorized to be conducted, including but not limited to a nightclub. Dance hall shall not operate more than one night per week.

Conditions & Exceptions

Applicant must pass a national criminal background check prior to the approval of the license.

Renewal is required provided still in operation.

Statutory Authority
What You Need
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.
  3. Once the application has been filed, ARA will direct the applicant to a designated facility for fingerprinting and the background check.
  4. If all information is acceptable, the license can be issued upon payment of the annual fee.
     
Conditions & Exceptions

Prior to license issuance, the applicant must pass a national criminal background check, and the facility must comply with state and local health and sanitation, fire safety and building codes.

What You Need

A renewal notice will be mailed for each applicable annual license at least 30 days prior to the account expiration date. If notice has not been received, contact 832-394-8803 and request an application from ARA - Commercial Permitting & Enforcement.

Renew 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.
  3. Once the application has been filed, ARA will direct the applicant to a designated facility for fingerprinting and the background check.
  4. If all information is acceptable, the license can be issued upon payment of the annual fee.
     
Conditions & Exceptions

Prior to license issuance, the applicant must pass a national criminal background check, and the facility must comply with state and local health and sanitation, fire safety and construction codes.