Vendor Permits

Any person, firm or corporation who wishes to peddle or engage in the business as an itinerant vendor or peddler must obtain a license from the Big Spring Police Department:
3616 West Highway 80
Big Spring, TX 79720
Phone: 432-264-2568
Fax: 432-264-2415
Email the Police Department

Lobby hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Types of Permits
Itinerant Vendor
Any individual, firm, association, partnership, company society, corporation, group, or entity who sells of offers for sale merchandise or services from a tent, vehicle, or place which is not a permanent building or structure, for any period of time, or from a permanent building or structure for a period which is 45 or less.

Peddler
Any individual, firm, association, partnership, company society, corporation, group, or entity who travels from house to house or place to place selling or offering for sale merchandise or services, which may be immediately or subsequently delivered or performed.

General Information
Every peddler or itinerant vendor who has secured the required Vendor Permit under the authority of Chapter 5 of the Big Spring Code of Ordinances (PDF) is required to keep a copy of the permit upon his/her person at all times and must display the permit upon the request of any city official, customer, police officer or owner/occupant upon whose property the itinerant vendor or peddler has gone for business purposes.

Vendor permits will remain valid for a period not to exceed 10 days for itinerant vendors, and 30 days for peddlers from the date of issue.

Any person, firm, or corporation violating any provision of this article shall be fined not less than $5, nor more than $200 for each offense and a separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during on or which a violation occurs or continues.