Licenses, Fees & Permits

The Office of the City Secretary issues the following Licenses and Permits.

Alcohol & Beverage
Special Events
Vehicles for Hire - Tow Truck Services
Vehicles for Hire - Cab, Taxi, and/or Touring Bus

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Wendy Clark 2021
Kris Jones 2021
Sandra Little 2021
Bruce Clark 2021
Beverly Bolner 2020 Director
Beth Owens 2020 Director
Joan Holt 2020 Director
David Parsons 2021 Corporation Manager
Coleen Simpon 2021 Corporation Assistant Manager
Francisca Nixon 2021 Corporation Secretary
Darla Honea 2021 Corporation Treasurer


The City of Port Aransas levies and collects an annual fee equal to one-half (1/2) of the fee collected by the state from all premises licensed or permitted as authorized under the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code. The City Secretary will issue an invoice to each business licensed and permitted. A Certificate and receipt will be provided to each authorized business in the city that sells alcoholic beverage(s).

Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission (TABC): Information on Instructions for Daily Temporary Mixed Beverage Permit, Daily Temporary Private Club Permit, Temporary Wine and Beer Retailer's Permit, Special Three-Day Wine and Beer Permit and Temporary Charitable Auction Permits (Form L-04.6A (10/11)) may be obtained from:

Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission - Corpus Christi Office
2820 SPID, Ste. 120
Corpus Christi, TX 78415
Website Address:

Any temporary event, held on city owned property, serving alcoholic beverages will require a Permit from TABC and a letter from the City stating the permit holder is authorized to sell alcoholic beverages on that property. Please contact your local TABC Office for additional guidelines.


A Special Event Permit is required for any event to be conducted on and requiring use of a portion of City owned property, public park or the public beach, which promotes recreation, leisure or education, including, but not limited to the following: private parties or weddings, bike races, marathons/runs/walks, concerts, festivals, carnivals, car shows, swap meets, artistic, crafts, music, and sports contests, events, showings, and competitions, including commercial activities associated therewith that use public property or rights-of-way.

The City Manager will approve all Special Events Permits based on the information submitted in the Application. Applications must be submitted at least 30 days before the event in order to assure time for City processing.

Special Events Application Fee: $50.00
  1. Without exception, all events submitting an application are required to pay the non-refundable application fee.
  2. All events are charged the same fee for the Special Events Application.
  3. Payments may be by cash, check or credit card. Checks must be made payable to the City of Port Aransas.
  4. All fees must be paid prior to the event in order for the City of Port Aransas to continue processing your application.
  5. $50.00 fee per 24 hours with a 72 hour max per event.

Security Deposit: $200.00
refundable surety deposit must be paid by Permittee to City and included with the Special Events Permit Application. If no damage is done to the facilities or public property and clean-up of the event site is complete, the Security Deposit will be returned or destroyed at Permittee's request.


It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a taxi or touring vehicle originating within the corporate limits of the city without first securing a permit from the city.

Tow Truck

The City Council has established a permit to provide tow truck service and vehicle storage facilities for pick-up and storage of vehicles disabled or abandoned on public property, or vehicles impounded by he Port Aransas Police Department. This will applies to non-consent tows.

Tow Truck Application