Secondhand Reseller

Commercial Permitting and Enforcement - ARACPE1060
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
$355.74
Admin fee
$29.64
Renewal fee
$355.74
Valid Period
1 year
Processing Time
1 business day

About

License allows an individual to engage in the business of commercially selling any item previously used in manner other than manufacturer or vendor sample or floor model.

After Approval

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

Licensee must ensure all stock, inventory and records shall be available for examination by authorized law enforcement officers. Licensee must notify law enforcement of the receipt of or offer to purchase suspected stolen items.

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
  • Secondhand reseller application
  • Current Certificate of Occupancy
  • Valid driver's license or other form of government-issued photographic identification 
  • Evidence of the business' status with the State of Texas
  • Copy of State Sales Tax Permit
  • 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.
Conditions & Exceptions

A license application can be denied if any applicant or on-site representative has:

  • provided incomplete, false or incorrect information;
  • not met requirement of this article; or
  • been denied or revoked on an earlier license.
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.

  • Secondhand reseller application
  • Current Certificate of Occupancy
  • Valid driver's license or other form of government-issued photographic identification 
  • Evidence of the business' status with the State of Texas
  • Copy of State Sales Tax Permit
  • Method of payment: cash, check, cashier's check, money order, or debit/credit card
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.
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.