Peddler's License

The Peddler’s/Canvasser’s License is required for anyone who wants to peddle or canvas in the city. It is not applicable for peddling food and/or beverages for human consumption. Licenses are valid for one (1) year from date of purchase.


  • Foot Peddler: $120
  • Truck Peddler: $180
  • Canvasser: $60
  • Background Check: $25

Transfer of License

Licenses are not transferable and will be only be applicable for the applicant.

Affidavit – Private Property

You can get a signed and notarized affidavit from the owner of a private real property before peddling.

The affidavit must be printed and completed with all of the information requested. It must also be signed by the owner of the real property or other authorized person and must be duly notarized.

Peddling on private property without a required affidavit, or with an affidavit missing required information, will be subject to the penalty of a misdemeanor. Upon conviction, you will be fined up to $500.


It is unlawful for any person other than the actual real property owner to use a license to peddle on any portion of privately owned real property more than 3 times within any 30 day period, regardless of authorization by the real property owner.

For the purpose of this subsection, all usage within a 24-hour day shall be counted as one (1) use.

Flowers Exception

Selling flowers will not be subject to “frequency of use restrictions on Castroville Road 3 days before and 3 days after on the following days:

  • Valentine’s Day
  • Easter
  • Mother’s Day
  • Father’s Day
  • All Souls’ Day
  • All Saints’ Day

Vendors must have an affidavit from the real property owner for such use as required by code.

Prohibited Areas – Time of Day

Licenses are preempted by other permits in the Alamodome Area, Market Square and within the Downtown Business District.

It is unlawful for any person to peddle, canvass or solicit any of the following:

  • a tangible property
  • public streets
  • public right of way or public sidewalks
  • sidewalks and at public places between the hours of 11 p.m. and 8 a.m.
  • door-to-door at private residences between the hours of 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.

Application Process

Step 1.Complete the Application

Step 2.Get a Background Check

Take the application to the San Antonio Police Department (315 S. Santa Rosa St.) for a background check

Step 3.Payment

If approved, bring the application (same day), with payment and identification to Finance Department, at 1901 S. Alamo Street