Laredo, TX—March 22, 2010—As the Easter holiday approaches, the City of Laredo Building Development Services Department would like to remind all local vendors that they must have a permit if they plan on selling Easter baskets, cascarones, or other holiday treats.
A 2004 City of Laredo ordinance requires vendors to have a private premises vendor’s permit, along with other requirements, to be able to sell their wares on Laredo by-ways. The application process requires, among other things, that private vendors offer restroom facilities and adequate parking for their customers. The permit, which is issued for a specific location, does not allow for vendors to sell in the City’s right-of-way.
“We want to keep our citizens safe,” said Albert Garza, Zoning Enforcement Supervisor for the City of Laredo. “We urge all citizens who plan to sell Easter items to come by and secure a permit,” concluded Garza.
Zoning enforcement officers, as well as Laredo Police Department ordinance officers, will be out enforcing the ordinance citing offenders for not having the required proper permit. Hefty fines, starting at $500, will be assessed.