Special Collections


Special Collections - Licenses

​Amusement Center ​License
​An annual license fee is charged for each coin-operated center approved by the Dallas Police Vice Control Division. The fee is based on $17 per coin-operated machine. Call the Dallas Police Vice Control Division at (214) 671-3230 for more information. To pick up an application and/or license, visit the Special Collections at 1500 Marilla Street, 2DS, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. or call (214) 670-3438.

Beer License
An annual license fee is charged to businesses engaged in retail beer sales or wholesale beer distribution approved by the state. Special Collections collects fees and issues City licenses. Contact the Special License Section of Special Collections at1500 Marilla Street, 2DS, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. or call (214) 670-3438.

Billiard Hall License
An annual license fee of $4​0 per regulated billiard table is charged to businesses operated for profit (excludes coin-operated tables) approved by the Dallas Police Vice Control Division. Call the Dallas Police Vice Control Division at (214) 671-3230 for more information. To pick up an application and/or license, visit the Special License Section of Special Collections at 1500 Marilla Street, 2DS, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. or call (214) 670-3438.

Coin Operated Machines
An annual license tax of $15.00 is charged for each state-taxed ​coin-operated machine in the City 
of Dallas. To obtain a decal, visit the Special License Section of Special Collections at 
1500 Marilla Street
, 2DS, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. or call 
(214) 670-3438.

Dance Hall License
An annual license fee is charged to businesses operating a place where dancing is permitted (contingent on approval from Dallas Police Vice Control Division). Call the Dallas Police Vice Control Division at (214) 671-3230 for more information. 

To pick up an application and/or license, visit Special Collections at 
1500 Marilla Street
, 2DS, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. or call 
(214) 670-3438.

Liquor License
An annual license fee is charged to businesses engaged in retail liquor sales or wholesale liquor distribution verified by the state. Special Collections collects fees and issues City licenses. Contact Special Collections at 1500 Marilla Street, 2DS, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. or call (214) 670-3438.

Precious Metal Vendor
A license is required for vendors of precious metals. An annual fee of $245 is charged per precious metal vending location. To obtain an application for a Precious Metal Vendor License, call the Dallas Police Department (214) 670-8320 located at 1840 Chestnut. To pay for an approved license, visit Special Collections at 1500 Marilla Street, 2DS, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. or call (214) 670-3438.

Sexually Oriented Business License
An annual license fee of $808 is charged to businesses that are primarily sexually oriented. Applications must be approved by the Dallas Police Vice Control Division. The Special License Section of Special Collections collects fees and issues licenses. Call the Dallas Police Vice Control Division at (214) 671-3230 for more information. To pick up an application and/or license, visit Special Collections at 1500 Marilla Street, 2DS, Monday through Friday, between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. or call (214) 670-3438.