Community Services Building
150 N. Third St. - 1st Floor
(SE Corner of Third St. and Orange Grove Av.)
PUBLIC COUNTER HOURS:
Monday - Friday:
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Regulatory Business License and Business Permit Programs
The Administration group administers programs that regulate businesses through licensing and permits such as:
- Taxicabs (liaison to the Traffic and Transportation Committee)
- Firearms sales (commercial and residential locations)
- Massage establishments
- Adult businesses
- Kennel licenses
- Bingo licensing (including state lottery and other gambling
- 78 other types of regulatory licenses
The Regulatory Licensing program includes coordination and organization of all denial, suspension, and revocation hearings involving regulatory business licensing and business permits.
Business Tax Registration, Billing, and Collection Program
The Administration group administers business tax registration, billing, collection, and tracking of 14,000 businesses throughout the City.
Garage Sale Permit Program
The Administration group issues approximately 1,500 garage sale permits annually and manages the garage sale weekend enforcement program. To apply for a garage sale permit online or to find out where garage sales will be, please click here.
State Smoking Law Enforcement
The Code Enforcement section responds to and investigates reported violations of the state smoking law.