Vendor's, Peddler's, & Mobile Food Vendor Licenses and Permits

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Vendor(s) and Peddler(s)

Vendor’s/Peddler’s Licenses are required for any and all persons who do not reside in Matagorda County or have a business located therin. The license application must include all of the following:

  • An application for each individual selling (not per business) Vendor Permit Application.
  • A Texas State Sales Tax I.D. permit issued by the State Comptroller’s Office 1-800-252-5555.
  • A Photo ID.
  • Copy of license/permit from the Matagorda County Environmental Services (Health Department) if selling food items (including produce) 979-244-2717.
  • A vendor's bond from a local (Bay City or affiliated) insurance company in the amount of $3,000 Bond or a blanket bond to cover a group. The City Attorney has to approve said bond.
  • Criminal History check by the Bay City Police Department.
  • Two (2) passport size color photos.

Please submit the completed items to the City Secretary's Office for processing. 
Vendors/Peddlers who are residents of and/or whose business is located in Matagorda County that will be selling any type of food or produce, are required to comply with the licensing/permitting policies of the Matagorda County Environmental Services; (979) 244-2717.

Fees:
$50 per month per peddler; or
$70 per year per peddler

Mobile Food Vendor(s)

Mobile Food Vendors will be required to complete a permit application in order to operate a mobile food establishment.  A mobile food establishment is considered a vehicle mounted food establishment that is readily moveable.  The following requirements have to be met prior to approval:

  • Completed Mobile Food Establishment Permit Application;
  • Copy of license/permit from the Matagorda County Environmental Services (Health Department) if selling food items (including produce) 979-244-2717;
  • Operator(s) and/or employee(s) have to have a food handling permit.

Please submit the completed items to the City Secretary's Office for processing.

Fees:
$100 per year