The City of San Antonio does not have a general business license. The type of license or permit needed is based on the product or service you plan to provide.
Food Service - If you plan to prepare and sell food, call the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District at 311 or 210.207.6000, or visit them at the Cliff Morton Development and Business Services Center, 1901 S. Alamo St. Also, go to the website: http://www.sanantonio.gov/Health/FoodLicensing.aspx
Cottage Food Production Operation – If you plan to produce food at home and sell to the public, such as: baked goods, candy, coated and uncoated nuts, unroasted nut butters, fruit butters, a canned jam or jelly, a fruit pie, and dehydrated fruit or vegetables, call the Texas Department of State Health Services at 512.834.6753, or go to the website: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/foodestablishments/cottagefood
General Contractors - For contractor registration and construction/building permits, call Development Services Department 210.207.1111, visit them at the Cliff Norton Development and Business Services Center, or go to the website: http://www.sanantonio.gov/DSD/Contractor
Peddler/Canvasser - If you plan to sell non-food tangible items via door-to-door, for future delivery, or from a vehicle in a public street, you will require a license. Contact the San Antonio Finance Department at 210.207.8667, or go to the website: http://www.sanantonio.gov/Finance/taxeslicensesfees/permitslicenses.aspx