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Business Assistance Contacts

City

For information on building permits, applications, planning, zone use, and city ordinances adopted as building requirements
Community Development Department
City of Friendswood
910 S. Friendswood Drive
Friendswood, TX 77546
(281) 996-3201

Building Permits

For economic development assistance with available building and land sites, incentives, site tours
Economic Development
City of Friendswood
910 S. Friendswood Drive
Friendswood, TX 77546
(281) 996-3250


County

To file your dba in Harris County
Harris County Clerk’s Office
Clear Lake Annex
16603 Buccaneer
Houston, TX 77062
(281) 486-7250


To file your dba in Galveston County
Galveston County Clerk’s Office
174 Calder Rd, Suite 149
League City, TX 77573
(281) 316-8732


State

For information on sales tax license and permits
Texas State Comptroller
1-800-252-5555

www.window.state.tx.us


For information on workforce issues, regulations, job listings,workforce availability, payroll taxes
Texas Workforce Commission
(713) 688-6890, 1-800-832-9394

www.twc.state.tx.us


Federal

To request your employer’s tax identification number
Internal Revenue Service
8876 Gulf Freeway
Houston, TX
(281) 721-7070, (800) 829-4933

www.irs.gov


For assistance with start-up businesses, free business management consulting, seminars, business loan information
Small Business Development Center
2006 E. Broadway, Suite 101
Pearland, TX 77581
(281) 485-5214, (713) 752-8444

www.sbdc.uh.edu


For small business loans program information
U.S. Small Business Administration
8701 S. Gessner Dr, Suite 1200
Houston, Texas 77074
(713) 773-6500

www.sba.gov


Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
8701 S. Gessner Dr, Suite 1200
Houston, TX 77074
(713) 773-6565
www.score.org