Public Beach Vendor and Beach Mass Gathering Information

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Application and Rules

The Brazoria County Parks Department is responsible for processing county beach and county park vendor permit applications when a mobile vendor business is conducted at one of our parks or on the Follett's Island beach in an area between the line of mean low tide and the natural vegetation line on the sand. Mobile businesses behind the vegetation line are prohibited by the dune protection ordinance.

Brazoria County has approximately 13 miles of beach in its jurisdiction. The county and state law allows for vendors to be stationary on the beach during the day, but each evening at dusk you must remove your concession off the beach. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO KEEP THEIR UNITS ON THE BEACH OVERNIGHT.

Brazoria County is interested in vendors that provide a needed service to the beach visitor, such as food and drinks. Each application will be reviewed and rated on its usefulness to the beach visitor, its attractiveness, cleanliness, quality and quantity of items, and frequency of service.

If a vendor is interested in selling at one of our staffed beach parks (Quintana or San Luis Pass), they must contact that specific park directly, after receiving their permit from the Brazoria County Parks Department headquarters office in Angleton.

Sale or rental of motorized equipment or vehicles of any kind is prohibited.

Penalty for operating an unlicensed business on a public beach can be up to $200.

Please visit the Environmental Health Department's page for information on their permit applications.

For more information, and to begin the process towards becoming a vendor, please see the Beach Vendor Application and the Vendor Checklist.


Mass Gathering Information

A beach mass gathering means a gathering that is held outside the limits of the municipality on a Brazoria County beach that attracts or is expected to attract more than 200 individuals who remain at the meeting location for more than two (2) continuous hours.

An application from the coordinator, manager, organizer, or promoter of such an event must be filed with the Brazoria County District Attorney's Office, Civil Division, (111 East Locust, Suite 513A, Angleton, Texas, 77515) a minimum of forty-five (45) days before the event.

The County Judge will hold a hearing on the filed application no later than 10 days prior to the event. The promoter and/or the promoter's representative identified in the application must attend the hearing and be prepared to testify about the filed application and event.

Contact the District Attorney's office for more information at 979-864-1230.