Licenses, Permits & Inspections

Hays County

County Clerk's Office - Records Division
 712 South Stage Coach Trail
San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 393-7330

The County Clerk's office is responsible for recording and keeping County records that include:

  • Recording legal instruments (plat records, deeds)
  • Vital Statistics (births, deaths)
  • Assumed Name Registrations (DBAs)
  • Commissioners' Court Records
  • Marks and Brands

Environmental Health Department
1251 Civic Center Loop
San Marcos, TX 78666
(512) 393-2150

The Environmental Health Department is responsible for managing a number of county health-related regulations including:

  • Inspecting and issuing permits for septic systems
  • Reviewing new subdivision plans
  • Floodplain regulations
  • Inspecting retail food establishments

Texas Department of Economic Development

The Department of Economic Development is responsible for assisting Texas communities and businesses in developing and encouraging economic development. In addition to information on various programs offered in and by the state, the site includes businesses resources including both technical and financial assistance.  Business startup information and business licences and permits are also included.

1700 North Congress Avenue
Suite 1146
Austin, TX 78711
(800) 888-0511

Texas Secretary of State 

The Secretary of State is responsible for registering and regulating Business and Non-profit Corporations in Texas. This site includes information on incorporation and filing of proper forms. Most of the forms required for incorporation are available for downloading.

1019 Brazos
Austin, TX 78701
(800) 648-9642


Texas Comptrollers Office

The Comptroller of Public Accounts is responsible for regulating and collecting state taxes. The site includes information and forms for obtaining sales tax permits and filing sales taxes. The site also contains informative areas about starting and conducting a business in Texas.

111 East 17th Street
Austin, TX 78774
(800) 252-5555


Internal Revenue Service

The Internal Revenue Service sponsors workshops to educate people involved in small businesses about their rights and responsibilities as business taxpayers. Some workshops are co-sponsored by other federal agencies and involve state and local taxing bodies. These workshops are held monthly, in most cases, and generally are free. The IRS web site includes a Small Business Corner with information for small businesses.

Austin Office
300 E. 8th St.
M/C 6610-AUS
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 499-5439 or (800) 829-1040

Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce, Convention Center and Visitors Bureau • 14100 Ranch Road 12 • P.O. Box 12, Wimberley Texas 78676 • 512-847-2201