Finding City Licensed Businesses


How do I find a City licensed business?


  1. Open the City of Brownsville GIS Working Group map found on our Business page.
  2. In the title bar, select icon labeled ‘Find Business’ (which appears as a pair of binoculars) by left clicking.
  3. Using your mouse, choose 'Type’ or 'Business Name' from the drop down menu in the box that appears. Left click to select.
    • If you chose 'Type', left click to access the drop down menu and choose from the business type options provided.
    • If you chose 'Business Name', type the name of the business(es) you want to find, (i.e. McDonalds, Taco, Mall, etc.). Tip: If you don’t know how to spell the business name, type the first few characters in the 'Business Name' box for a partial search.
  4. Left click the ‘Search' button.
  5. The results of the search are found inside the ‘Results’ box.
  6. Hover your mouse pointer over the desired business result, then left click to open context box and select ‘Zoom to’.
  7. You can view, save, and/or print your map.

Instructional Video

View a helpful step-by-step video on searching the GIS map by for businesses (WMV).


Videos are recorded in WMV format, and require Windows Media Player to be installed on your computer to view.