Antique Dealer License

Commercial Permitting and Enforcement - ARACPE1057
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
$114.03
Admin fee
$28.50
Renewal fee
$114.03
Valid Period
1 year
Processing Time
1 business day

About

License allows an individual to engage in the business of purchasing, selling, trading or dealing in used items which may have an enhanced value over its original value.

After Approval

Licensee must maintain an up-to-date record of all antique transactions.

Licensee must ensure all openly displayed goods shall be available for examination by authorized law enforcement officers.

Unless authorized in writing by a parent or guardian, no licensee may purchase or acquire goods from a minor.

Conditions & Exceptions

Renewal is required provided still in operation.

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. A review will be conducted to ensure the applicant, business partners or corporate officers have not had an earlier license revoked. If all information is acceptable, the license can be issued upon payment of the annual fee.
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 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. 
  3. A review will be conducted to ensure the applicant, business partners or corporate officers have not had an earlier license revoked. If all information is acceptable, the license can be issued upon payment of the annual fee.
Renew by Mail

Return the renewal notice with 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.