Concessionaires

The City of Galveston invites all vendors and encourages minority owned, small business owners and local entrepreneurs to consider Galveston Island as its next business venture. The Development Services Department manages all vendors north of the Seawall including those vendors at Saengerfest Park. The vendors range from food, shaved ice, frozen novelties, beach rental, coin-operated machines, and peddler vending. The Development Services Department also accepts applications for pawnbrokers, junk and secondhand dealers, hotel/motel, rooming house/bed and breakfast, and temporary parking lot permits.

Individuals looking to become a concessionaire south of the Seawall, Beach Parks, or Fort Crockett must apply through the Park Board of Trustees.

The Development Services Department accepts vendor applications year-round and requires applications to be submitted 10 days prior to the desired start date. All permits expire December 31 of every year and it is the applicant’s responsibility to renew yearly. 


Contact Us

Development Services
Phone: 409-797-3660
Email: planningcounter@galvestontx.gov

Melissa Thompson
Planning Assistant
Phone: 409-797-3695
Email: mthompson@galvestontx.gov

For prices and requirements for each type of permit, please select the permit type below.

Types of Permits:
For rules and regulations, please visit our city ordinance here.