If you are performing stationary vending (sell, offer for sale, exchange, or take orders for merchandise) at a specific location in the right of way, this is the permit you will need.


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What do I need to know before applying for my Vendor Permit?

  • You must provide the following documents:
  • If the above documents have met all requirements and it is determined that a Vendor Permit can be issued, you must provide the following documents:
  • Allow up to 45 days for review and approval of location, cart/stand, and documentation.
  • No person or company shall have more than three (3) Vendor Permits.

 

What type of cart/stand can I use?

  • Right of way vendors are permitted to place either a cart or a stand in the right of way.  The cart/stand must satisfy the following criteria:
    • If using a cart, it must be mobile
    • If using a stand, it must be easily movable
    • It cannot exceed four (4) feet by five (5) feet, including any non-detachable or non-collapsible parts (e.g. wheels, hitches, etc.)
    • It must be self-contained.
    • It cannot encroach on other items in the right of way (e.g. trees, benches, buildings, etc.)

 

Where can I place my cart/stand?

  • Right of way vendors must find one (1) specific location where their cart/stand will be stationed.  There is not a list of available locations.  The location must meet the following criteria:
    • The affected sidewalk area must be a minimum of sixteen (16) feet wide
    • The affected sidewalk area must allow for ten (10) feet by ten (10) feet of unobstructed space, taking into consideration the placement of the cart/stand 
    • Allow for a pedestrian clearance zone of a minimum of six (6) feet wide, taking into consideration the placement of the cart/stand
    • CANNOT be placed within twenty (20) feet of another vending location
    • CANNOT be placed within twenty (20) feet of a driveway or pedestrian crosswalk
    • CANNOT request a location that is within one thousand (1000) feet of another location held by the same person or company
    • UNLESS the adjacent business provides written approval
      • CANNOT be placed within ten (10) feet of an entryway/doorway to any business
      • CANNOT be placed within twenty (20) feet of an entryway/doorway to any business selling comparable merchandise
      • CANNOT obstruct or block a display window

 

How do I apply for a Vendor Permit?

Read “How to Apply for Permits on the ABC Website”.  Apply for permit at ABC.  Provide the following:

  • Description: Who, What, When, Where, Why, How
    • Example: Vending Galore requests a 10 x 10 space on 100 W 2nd Street for vending. Will sell soup and sandwiches from a self-contained cart.
  • Attach the fully completed and notarized Vendor Application

 

How do I renew my Vendor Permit?

Apply for renewal via SmartSheet.  Provide the following:

  • Attach the fully completed and notarized Vendor Application
  • A detailed explanation of any changes