local business links

Hitchcock IDC – Economic Development

Hitchcock City Hall

Hitchcock City Secretary

Hitchcock Police Chief

Hitchcock Fire Marshal and assistant

Hitchcock Permitting & Inspections

Hitchcock Planning & Zoning

Hitchcock Water & Sewer

Hitchcock Chamber of Commerce


File an Assumed Name (D.B.A.) with the County Clerk in the county(s) in which the business is to be located and/or will conduct business

Corporations and corporate documents are filed with the Secretary of State in Austin. You can contact the Secretary of State at (512) 463-5578 or visit their web site at www.sos.state.tx.us. Upon filing in Austin,
the D.B.A. is then filed with the County Clerk’s Office.


For the Regulatory Assistance Program concerning licenses or permits, contact the Economic Development and Tourism-Small Business Division in Austin:
(512) 936-0101.

To obtain a State Sales Tax ID#, contact the State Comptroller at (713) 426-8200, (713) 777-1881 or (281) 820-6055, or visit their web site at www.window.state.tx.us/.

To obtain a Business Tax Kit and other publications, call I.R.S. at (800) 829-3676

A Federal Tax ID# is available through the I.R.S. Business & Specialty Tax Line at (800) 829-4933

Workers Compensation Information contact Texas Worker’s Compensation & Texas Department of Insurance at (800) 372-7713. For Unemployment benefits,
contact the Texas Workforce Commission at (512) 463-2222 or visit their web site at www.twc.state.tx.us/.

Contact the County Health Department for a business involved in food preparation at: (409) 938-2300 or (409) 938-2411


The Galveston County Small Business Development Center can also provide you with high quality one-on-one management consulting, training and information for starting your business.
Contact them at (409) 938-1414 or visit their web site at http://www.gcsbdc.com/ or email at info@gcsbdc.com.

The Galveston County Small Business Development Center can assist you with writing your business plan. A business plan is an essential roadmap for business success.
This document is a formal statement of a set of business goals, the reasons they are attainable, and the plan for reaching those goals.

  • Outline of a Business Plan
  • Cover Page with name of company and contact information
  • Table of Contents
  • Executive Summary
  • The Business (overview of the type of business)
  • Management
  • Market
  • Financials
  • Exhibits

The State of Texas Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is published to provide a thorough picture of the state’s financial condition.
The report is compiled from information in the statewide financial systems and individual agency annual financial reports.

The CAFR includes financial statements for the primary government and the component units of the state, management’s discussion and analysis, and a statistical data section.