Carnival Amusement Permit

Instrument Reference Number
Valid Period
Dates specified on permit
Not Required
Not Required
Plan Review
Not Required
Admin fee
Processing Time
1 business day

Permit allows any traveling enterprise to operate one or more amusement rides at a location for the purpose of giving participants pleasure and thrills.

Apply What you need
  • Carnival permit application
  • Current Fire permit, if applicable
  • Temporary food permit, if applicable
  • Valid driver's license 
  • Executed lease agreement indicating dates the carnival will operate
  • Method of payment: cash, check, cashier's check, money order, or debit/credit card
Apply in Person Steps
  1. Bring the completed application, supporting documents and payment to the Houston Permitting Center.
  2. Obtain a numbered ticket from the Information Desk. Please wait in the lobby until your number is called.

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