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Street Vendor License

The license is required for anyone wanting to sell food products or merchandise of any kind on any street in Baltimore City. This License is provided by the Department of Transportation Right of Way Services Division. https://transportation.baltimorecity.gov/street-mobile-vending

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General Vending Information

 1. Street vending throughout the City of Baltimore on any street, boulevard, road, highway, alley, lane, sidewalk, footway, mall, esplanade, or other way or place that is owned by the City or habitually used by the public is regulated by the Department of Transportation.  

  2. Ice cream trucks, other motor vehicle vendors, sidewalk vendors operating from carts or stands are all considered street vendors licensed and regulated by the Department of Transportation.   The Department licenses both sidewalk vendors operating from carts or stands and mobile vendors operating from motor vehicles treating them as separate license categories of street vendors.  

 3. Hours of operation for all street vendors are from 6am to 12 midnight.  

4. A prospective vendor must complete and submit an application to the Department of Transportation.  Licenses expire July 1st.  

5. After March 1, 2014, the City of Baltimore will no longer issue licenses to street vendors with vending vehicles longer than 25 feet in length and, after March 1, 2019 will no longer renew licenses for mobile vendors with vehicles longer than 25 feet.   

6. Any Person issued a street vendor’s license prior to the date of publication of these rules and regulations by the Department of Transportation has one year from the date of adoption to comply with the requirements contained within these regulations.  

 7. Persons authorized by the organizer of a special event permitted by Baltimore City to vend within the boundaries of a permitted special event may operate without a Street Vendor’s License where the following conditions are met: a) the Person is listed by the event organizer and permit holder as a participating vendor at the time of application for the special event permit; and b) the Person has the required City or State approvals for the temporary provision of merchandise or food to the public.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

STREET VENDOR’S LICENSE APPLICATION

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Non-refundable application fee of $25
  2. Applicant must be at least 18 years old
  3. Print legibly in ink
  4. Have application notarized
  5. Proper identification must be presented
  6. Please use the applicant checklist to ensure your application is complete

 

CLASS/TYPE OF LICENSE
Please check the box of the type of license you are applying for.

Food Vendors License

 

Class A – In the Downtown Area…………………………………………………

$375

 

 

 

 

Outside the Downtown Area:

 

 

Class B – Animal Drawn, Motor Vehicle, Handcart, Pushcart or Other Vehicle...

$75

Merchant Vendors License

 

Class C – In the Downtown Area………………………………………………….

$75

 

Class D – Outside the Downtown Area……………………………………………

$75

https://transportation.baltimorecity.gov/street-mobile-vending

 


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Primary ContactCity of Baltimore Department of Transportation Right of Way Services Division
AddressSpecial Events and Street Vendors Section
The Councilman Harry S. Cummings Building
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone(410) 396-1916