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Temporary Vendor Requirements

***Please fill out this FORM and return to City Hall at 1304 Monument Dr, Surfside, TX 77541***

The following must be provided:

  • Written consent by the owner of property or proof that the proposed permittee is the owner, property must be zoned COMMERCIAL
  • Valid Texas Sales Tax permit
  • Proof of arrangements made for trash/garbage pickup
  • If no restroom is provided in the temporary building/vehicle; proof of contract and/or purchase of a portable toilet
  • Photographs of the temporary building/vehicle showing front, side and interior and any sign or signs attached to temporary building/vehicle
  • Proof of liability insurance in the minimum amount of $1,000,000 for property damage, and $1,000,000 for personal injury or death out of any single incident

    Upon issuance of the temporary permit, which shall not exceed 365 days; the following requirements must be observed:
    1. Temporary building/vehicle may not be used on a sand dune and can only be used for the sale of goods, foods, or other articles at retail
    2. Permanent structures used for temporary vendors must be in compliance with the existing city codes
    3. Any sign or signs advertising such business must be attached to such building, vehicle or structure
    4. The property must be kept free of trash and garbage at all times
    5. Running water must be furnished
    6. Must maintain a restroom or a portable toilet, which must be kept clean and usable
    7. All food offered for sale shall be adequately protected from flies, dust, vermin and spoilage and kept in a sanitary condition at all times and may be dispensed only in disposable containers
    8. Within five days or expiration of permit, vending vehicle must be moved
    9. The Village police chief, his officers and the building official are authorized to enter upon such structure at any time to inspect for compliance with the requirements as stated
    10. Vehicle must be moved from the corporate limits of the village within one (1) hour after a hurricane watch is issued by the National Weather Service; and may not be returned until permission to do so is obtained from the police chief
    11. Permittee shall not allow a person to live, reside or stay overnight in said temporary building/vehicle
    12. Permittee shall not deposit any trash, garbage or other material in the trash cans on the public beach

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