CITY SERVICES

Permits

(Available at City Hall or Dr. Mae Jackson Development Center)

Activity Permit

A permit is required for events taking place on city property or streets, utilizing city services or affecting municipal policies and affairs. Applications must be submitted a minimum of 15 days prior to activity. (Also available at Parks and Recreation.)

Activity Permit Application

Alcohol Permits

(available at the City of Waco Water Office, 425 Franklin)

An applicant for alcoholic beverage and/or dance hall license or permit must file a completed application form with the Water Collections Office. Inspection of the premises is required after submission of the City of Waco License Application Form and payment of the appropriate fee. For more information contact Dolores Michaelwicz or Sabrina Beck at (254) 299-2489.

Alcohol Permit Application

Garage Sale Permits

Garage Sale permits can be obtained from the Finance Department on the fourth floor of City Hall; at the Water Office (425 Franklin); or at the Development Center (4th & Franklin). Citizens may have 2 garage sales in a calendar year as long as they get a permit each time before the sale. The permits are currently $10.00. The garage sales are good for 3 consecutive days. If you are 65 years of age or older, you have to get the permit but you are exempt from the fee with proof of birthday.

Night Club Permit

Under authority of Ordinance 2013-230, applications must be submitted to, and are available in, the City Secretary’s Office, City Hall, 300 Austin Avenue. A $250 fee is due at the time the application is submitted. Inspection of the premises is required after submission of the application and payment of the appropriate fee is received. All permits expire five (5) years after the date the permit was issued.

Night Club Permit Application

Approved Night Clubs

Solicitors Permit

Under authority of Ordinance No. 2016-710, applications must be submitted to, and are available in, the City Secretary’s Office, City Hall, 300 Austin Avenue. A 72-hour waiting period is required. A $25.00 permit fee must be paid at the time the permit is issued. All permits expire on December 31st of the year issued.

Solicitors Permit Application

Vehicles for Hire (Taxis, Pedi-Cabs, Limos, etc.)

Vehicle for Hire applications are available on line and in, the City Secretary’s Office, City Hall, 300 Austin Avenue, on the first floor. Application must be submitted in the City Secretary’s Office with a $25.00 non-refundable application fee.

The request is processed for approval by the City Secretary and a permit fee of $100.00 per vehicle is required. Vehicles are inspected by the City of Waco Fleet Services by appointment. A driver’s permit fee is $25.00 and must also be submitted in the City Secretary’s Office. More information...

List of Requirements

Vehicle for Hire Application

Drivers Permit Application

Permits Available at the Dr. Mae Jackson Development Center:

  • Building
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Sprinkler System
  • Pool
  • Demolition
  • Moving
  • Sign
  • Open Air Vendor
  • Garage Sale (also available at City Hall & Water Office)
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Amusement Tags
  • Farmers Market
  • Repair to Green Tag Building
  • Parking Lot Only - No Structure
  • Site Grading
  • Foundation Only
  • Commercial Check
  • Microwave Towers
  • Wind Turbine Generators

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