How We Can Help!

Whether you’re an existing business in the City of Peñitas or planning to relocate or start a new business in town, the city is here to help you. There are a number of programs in place designed to assist business owners, and the information provided on the city’s website should get you on the right track. For more information, call 956-581-3345.

Existing Businesses

The Business Assistance Department offers a number of programs to assist existing Peñitas businesses including the following:

  • Façade Improvement Program
  • Impact Financing Program
  • Business Guidelines
  • Commercial Rehabilitation Loan Program for Downtown Small Businesses

For additional information about these programs please contact the Business Assistance Department at 956-581-3345.

New Businesses

Business License
Before opening up your doors for business, you will need to obtain a permit from City Hall. Contact the Permits Department at 956-999-8303 with any questions. Business Permit Requirements 


The city is divided into various zoning districts. For each zoning district, there is a list of uses that are permitted in that specific zoning district and conditionally permitted with the approval of a Conditional Use Permit. When looking for a place to start or relocate your business, it is important to make sure the zoning on the site allows the proposed use. Refer to the city’s Zoning Map and Zoning Code for details.