Frequently Asked Questions
A certificate of occupancy authorizes the use of building and/or vacant land.
Contact the City of Grand Prairie's Building Inspections Division for more information:
Building Inspections Division
300 West Main St.
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Assumed Name / Doing Business As (DBA):
Register your business name in the county or counties in which you will do business.
Dallas County Clerk, Assumed Name (DBA)
Tarrant County Clerk, Assumed Name (DBA)
State Requirements for 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.
Contact the Texas Secretary of State Office for information: 512-463-5555.
The City of Grand Prairie does not issue or require a "business license."
You will need a certificate of occupancy for your place of business (contact the city's Building Inspections Division, 300 W. Main St., 972-237-8230). If you are working out of your home, you may also need to obtain a certificate of occupancy.
For food establishments, a health permit is required.
For alcohol sales, an alcohol permit is required.
For information on other licenses and permits, see the Licenses and Permits webpage.
Food service permits are issued by the City of Grand Prairie Environmental Quality Division.
Visit the Food Service Permits webpage for more information.
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
Dallas Central Appraisal District (DCAD)
2949 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75247
Customer Service: 214-631-0910
Main Switchboard: 214-631-0520
Contact the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce for information on becoming a member and resources on marketing, networking and ribbon cuttings for your new business in Grand Prairie.
Location: 900 Conover Drive, Grand Prairie, Texas 75051
Business Centers and Libraries:
Texas Secretary of State 512-463-5555
Texas State Comptroller's Office 800-252-5555
Office of the Governor
Economic Development and Tourism Division 800-843-5789
Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission
Dallas Enforcement District 6 (North Region Main Office) 214-678-4000
Texas Workforce Commission Tax Department East Central Region 512-463-3642
Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations 800-803-9202
Texas Department of State Health Services 512-458-7111