Transient Retail Merchant Permit


A transient retail merchant is an individual who sets up a stand or a truck on a parking lot or empty field and does not have a fixed business location.

In order to obtain a transient merchant permit, you must:

  1. Fill out the application (PDF) completely (This contains authorization for the City to obtain information regarding the applicant's criminal history)
  2. Provide a current copy of applicant's driver's license
  3. Provide written permission from the owner of the land or lot
  4. Provide a copy of your State Sales Tax permit
  5. Pay the permit fee of $25 for a 30-day permit (the applicant may re-apply every 30 days)
  6. The lot used for sales must be zoned for retail, commercial, industrial, or central area
  7. The lot must have adequate parking
  8. The application must be approved by the Director of Planning & Development need to contact the City at (806) 655-5003 to check for availability and cost

Return all items completed to the:
Director of Planning & Development
301 16th St.
Canyon, TX 79015