Fill out a City of La Porte Solicitor's Registration Form and submit to the City Secretary's Office with required backup materials and payment. If approved, the City Secretary’s Office will provide the completed application to the Police Department, Fire Marshal's Office, Code Enforcement, etc. and provide the applicant with a copy of Registration Form for their reference.
For profit businesses selling on business properties or going business-to-business need to complete the registration form as well.
2. Contact the City's Fire Marshal's Office at 281-867-4603 or FireMarshal@LaPorteTX.gov to schedule an inspection.
3. Acquire a health permit for the vehicle from Harris County Public Health. The City of La Porte does not accept temporary event permits from Harris County Public Health, only the regular, annual health permit. Harris County also requires an inspection by the Harris County Fire Marshal's Office.
Letter of consent from property owner to solicit on property
Annual health permit for the vehicle, from Harris County Public Health, indicating license plate number of vehicle being permitted
Approved Harris County Fire Marshal's Office inspection report, indicating license plate number of vehicle being permitted (HCFMO says this 7-page report is emailed to all passing applicants. The license plate number is at the top of the first page, in the field marked Occupancy ID.)
Valid driver’s license or state of Texas-issued I.D. card
Receipt for paid registration fee of $15.00. The fee can be paid at the Utility Billing windows in the City Hall lobby, using account code 00100004061200.
Food vendors selling in La Porte for a Parks and Recreation event (ex. league games or Main Street events) will not be required to complete a Solicitor's Registration. They should contact the Parks and Recreation Department directly for requirements and verification. They will not come to the City Secretary's Office.