Licenses & Permits
Any individual (business or resident) who installs an alarm system within the City limits of Marble Falls must obtain an Alarm License through the Marble Falls Police Department. The cost for a Commercial Alarm License is $20 annually and the cost for a Residential Alarm License is $10 annually. To obtain your City Alarm License please contact the Marble Falls Police Department at 830-693-3611 or email. View the ordinance.
Alcohol License/Permit for Business and Restaurant Owners
Any business or restaurant owner who manufactures, sells, distributes or stores alcoholic beverages, or engages in any other activity with relation to the same must obtain a City Alcohol License through the Marble Falls Police Department.
The fee for this license is equal to one-half the permit or license feel charged by the State under the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code (T.A.B.C.). You must provide a current copy of your T.A.B.C. License to obtain your City Alcohol License. To obtain your City Alcohol License, please contact the Marble Falls Police Department at 830-693-3611 or email. View the ordinance.
Alcohol Consumption/Sales Permit - City Parks
A permit must be obtained to consume and/or sell alcoholic beverages of any kind in any City Park. Individuals must provide a copy of their Park Reservation Permit/License Agreement for use of the park in order to obtain an Alcohol Consumption/Sales Permit. Alcohol Consumption Permits are $25 and Alcohol Sales Permits are $100. Permits are issued by the Parks and Recreation Department at 830-798-6250 or email.
Alcohol Consumption/Sales Permit - Lakeside Pavilion
All dogs and cats that are owned and kept within the City limits of Marble Falls are required to be licensed through the Marble Falls Police Department. To license your pet, please contact Animal Control at 830-693-3611. Proof of current rabies vaccination is required in order to obtain a City License. View the ordinance.
Garage Sale Permit
To conduct a garage sale in the City limits a permit must be obtained. A permit shall be issued only twice within a twelve-month period and the permit shall be for no more than four (4) consecutive calendar days. The permit must be displayed on the premises upon which the garage sale is conducted throughout the entire period of the permitted sale. Permits can be obtained at the Development Services Department. There is no fee for the permit. View the ordinance.
A permit is required for the distribution of handbills, posters, advertisements, pamphlets and circulars. Commercial Applicants - $75. Nonprofit Organizations - $10. Individuals (for noncommercial purposes) - $35. There is no fee for individuals and organizations distributing noncommercial handbills which contain political, religious, or public policy information. The City Secretary's Office issues Handbill Permits. View the permit application requirements. View the ordinance.
Any person or group engaged in the commercial business of breeding, buying, selling, or boarding nay animal or animals, excluding any person who is a passive or occasional breeder of not more than one (1) litter per calendar year must obtain a Commercial Kennel License through the Marble Falls Police Department. Commercial Kennel Licenses are $50 per year. To obtain a Commercial Kennel License, please contact the Marble Falls Police Department at 830-693-3611 or email. View the ordinance.
Solicitor Permit (includes Food Vendors)
Vendors soliciting or engaging in business within the City limits must obtain a permit from the City. Permits are issued by the City Secretary's Office. View the ordinance.
Note: If you are a vendor participating in an event sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce or other event approved in which a Special Event Permit has been issued by the Marble Falls Police Department you are not required to apply for a Solicitor Permit from the City.
Special Events Permit
Special events means a single gathering of persons, generally lasting from a few hours to a few days, designed to celebrate, honor, discuss, sell, teach about, encourage, observe, or influence human endeavors, and includes but is not limited to a festival, parade, fair, carnival, street dance, reunion, party, seminar, conference, sidewalk sale, outdoor theater, concert, display, pet show, pageant, sports event, ceremony, spectacle, celebration, or any similar event.
A permit is required to conduct a Special Event. A Special Event Permit is not required for private events such as family reunions, birthday parties or other celebrations where the event does not require a street closure or special parking. View the Special Event Ordinance. Print the special event application. Contact the Marble Falls Police Department at 830-693-3611 or email.