You can sell merchandise or prepackaged foods with this permit. You cannot sell food you prepare.
See if you qualify for a fee waiver
The Street Vending Permit costs $430 a year. You also need to pay a $9 Board of Appeals surcharge.
You do not need to pay all of the permit fee if you get some kinds of government benefits. Or if you make below a certain amount of money for your household.
You can also ask for a reduction to the fee if you are a nonprofit who meets certain requirements.
Find out more when you apply for a permit.
Apply for your permit
Gather all the information for your application and apply.
Staff review your application
We will review your permit application and get back to you in 20 days or less.
We may email you if we have any questions.
Pay your fees
We will send you an invoice for what you need to pay for your permit.
You can pay online or by mail.
Everyone, even people with a waiver, must pay the $9 Board of Appeals surcharge.
We send you your permit by email
After you’ve paid, we will send you your permit by email.
Once you have a permit you can begin selling on the sidewalk.
Display your permit while you are selling
You must have your permit either printed or on your phone while you are selling.
If an inspector asks to see your permit, you must be able to show it to them.
Renew your permit every year
Your Street Vending Permit is good for up to a year.
You will need to renew your permit every year.
We will send you an email to remind you to renew.
Last updated August 16, 2022