Peddler's Permit Information
If you are interested in door-to-door sales, selling items transiently, soliciting, peddling, or canvassing you will need to obtain a Peddler's Permit. Please find the PDF application, ordinance, and Frequently Asked Questions below. Please direct any questions to the Office of the City Secretary at (432) 837-3301, option 1.
Peddler's Permit Application
TO APPLY FOR PEDDLER'S PERMIT, YOU MAY DO ONLINE OR IN PERSON.
Peddler's permit form
To submit an application in person, please print and complete the Peddler's Permit Application form and drop it off at City Hall, located at 100 N. 13th Street, Alpine, Texas 79830, along with deposit payment (cash, check or Money order).
DPS Computerized Criminal History Verification
Peddler's Permit Ordinance
FAQ Peddler's Permit
Q: When does my permit expire?
A: 90 days starting the day it was acquired.
Q:How much does a permit cost?
Q: Where can I go to get a permit?
A: Permits can be obtained at 100 N 13th St. M-F, 8 A.M. to 12 P.M. and 1 P.M. to 5 P.M.
Q: Where do I need a permit?
A: Any public right-of-way or door-to-door soliciting. Any canvassing, asking for donations, or transient business will need to obtain a permit. The complete requirements may be viewed in our Peddlers; Canvassers; Solicitors Ordinance.
Q: Do I need a permit if I am on private land?
A: No, but you will need written permission from the landowner.
Q: Do I need a permit if we are asking for donations and not selling goods?
A: Yes, you will need a permit if you are in a public right-of-way and you are selling goods or asking for donations.
Q: If I acquired a permit prior to April 20, 2021, is that still active?
A: All permits expire within 90 days of issuance.
Q: If I've had a permit revoked or I did not pay my fine for violating terms, can I still get a permit in the future?
A: No, you cannot be issued a subsequent permit.
Q: How long will it take to obtain my permit after submitting an application?
A: Because we run background checks for all permits, it will depend on how long that takes. Generally, the background check takes 24-48 hours to process.