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Day Care, Nursing Home, etc., Requirements

Starting a Business in Grand Prairie – Day Care, Nursing Home, Churches, Care Facilities, etc.

Please be advised that requirements listed under "City Requirements" and "State Requirements" exclusively pertain to essential steps for facilities to be in compliance with the City of Grand Prairie and The State of Texas ordinances and regulations. 

For more guidelines on owning and operating a daycare facility, please visit the Department of Family and Protective Services website. The Department of Family and Protective Services website provides essential information on the day-to-day operation that is fundamental to starting a daycare prior to using the resources below. 

For more guidelines on owning and operating a nursing home/adult facility, please visit the Department of Aging and Disability Services website. The Department of Aging and Disability Services website provides essential information to consider before attempting to utilize the resources below.

City Requirements:

Contact Planning and Zoning

  • View Zoning Districts and Interactive Maps
  • Information: 972-237-8255, Planning Division
  • Address: Planning and Development Center, 209 W. Church St., Grand Prairie, TX 75050
  • Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Bring with you the name of the owner of the building and emergency telephone numbers for the owner.

Certificate of Occupancy
(authorizing the use of building and/or vacant land)


County Requirements:

Assumed Name / Doing Business As (DBA)
Register your business name in the county or counties in which you will do business.

Arlington branch, Tarrant County Clerk
724 E. Border St.
Arlington 76010
817-548-3928

Dallas County Clerk, Assumed Name Section
509 Main St.
Dallas 75202
214-653-7177

Tarrant County Clerk's Locations for Obtaining an Assumed Name (DBA)
100 W. Weatherford St.
Fort Worth 76196
817-884-1195

Property Tax on Business Personal Property
File your Business Personal Property (BPP) rendition (April 15th deadline each year) to county appraisal district.

Tarrant Appraisal District (TAD)
2500 Handley-Ederville Road
Fort Worth, TX 76118-6982
817-284-0024
E-mail: webmaster@tad.org

Dallas Central Appraisal District (DCAD)
2949 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75247
Customer Service: 214-631-0910
Main Switchboard: 214-631-0520
E-mail (inquiries for Business Personal Property): bppcs@dcad.org


State Requirements:

Assumed Business Name Certificate
A domestic or foreign corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, or other foreign filing entity that regularly conducts business or renders a professional service in this state under a name other than its legal name (the name stated in its certificate of formation or comparable document) must file an assumed name certificate with the secretary of state and with the county clerk in the appropriate county.

Sales Tax Permit


Marketing, Networking, Advertising, Free Website, Ribbon Cuttings

Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce
900 Conover Drive
Grand Prairie, Texas 75051
Phone: 972-264-1558
Website: www.grandprairiechamber.org

Last updated: 11/3/2014 5:13:18 PM