Open a business

Requirements To Open a Business


Documents needed to register a business with the City of Palmview

  • Lease agreement – Contract or notarized letter from owner. (Property deed if you are the owner)
  • Valid ID
  • Water Bill
  • Site Plan – Including parking lot
  • DBA – Register Business with courthouse
    Hidalgo County CourtHouse
    100 N. Closner
    Edinburg, TX
  • Sales Tax Permit – Register for Sales Tax. Can be obtained at the comptroller’s office.
    State Comptroller’s Office Chase Tower Bank on 3rd floor.
    200 S. 10th Street, Ste 301
    McAllen, TX 78501
    (956)687-9227 fax (956)668-1470


Health Requirements – for a food establishment

  • Food handlers Certificate
  • Copy of menu or listing of food to be served
  • First aid Choke Saving Instruction Chart
  • Thermostat inside refrigerator
  • 3 compartment sink
  • Running hot water

Trash Collection – for all businesses

  • Commercial dumpsters must be placed within an enclosed and approved location within the property
  • For small commercial bins contact City Hall (956)432-0300
  • For dumpsters contact Republic services at 1-800-432-7316

Fire Inspection Requirements – for all businesses

  • Exit signs with emergency lights in every exit
  • Minimum of one fire extinguisher at every exit
  • Smoke detectors
  • Address needs to be visible in front of the building
  • Once power is connected, set up fire inspection at (956)432-0300

Sign Requirements – for all businesses

  • Signs constructed, erected, altered, installed, relocated, or renovated will require a permit
  • Temporary signs are allowed for 30 consecutive days
  • No Signs allowed in the Right of Way


New Business Amount $ Annual Renewal Amount $
Application $100.00 Business License $80.00
Health Inspection $100.00 Health Inspection $50.00
Fire Inspection $100.00 Fire Inspection $50.00


*Can be paid with a money order, credit or debit card.

This is a general listing of requirements.
Depending on the business other requirements may be needed.

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