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All solicitors, peddlers, mobile vendors, and temporary merchants must be licensed per Title 4 of the City of Grants Pass Municipal Code (PDF).
If you wish to conduct business within the city limits and you meet any of the definitions listed below you will need to apply for a license.
Download and print the vendor license application (PDF) or pick it up at the Customer Service Office
Return completed applications to:
Parks and Community Development,
101 NW A Street
Only complete applications will be accepted. License applications will require the applicant to have their picture taken.
- Community Event - The temporary use of public or private property, which may include streets, community centers and waterways for the purpose of conducting certain licensed short-term events such as art shows, music concerts, fund-raising events, amusement attractions, circuses, carnivals, rodeos, swap meets, sporting events, including, but not limited to, contests, street dances, tournaments, walkathons, marathons, races, exhibitions or related activities.
- Sidewalk Vending - The peddling, vending, selling, displaying, or offering for sale any item of tangible personal property or another thing of value from a mobile vending cart by a vendor to persons on the public right-of-ways including sidewalks.
- Solicitor/Peddler - An individual, including an employee or agent of a group of individuals, partnership, or corporation, whether a resident of the city or not, who is taking or attempting to take, whether in person or by telephone, orders for the sale of food, beverages, goods, merchandise or services to be furnished or performed in the future, whether he is collecting advance payments on such sales or not.
- Street Vending - The peddling, vending, selling, displaying, or offering for sale any item of tangible personal property or another thing of value from a mobile food truck situated on the public rights-of-ways between the curb lines by a licensed mobile food truck vendor to persons on the sidewalk.
- Temporary Merchant - Any person, whether an owner or otherwise, whether a resident of the city or not, who, for a time-limited to 10 days per calendar month, engages in a temporary business of selling and delivering goods, wares, merchandise, and services within the city, and who, in furtherance of such purpose, hires, leases, uses or occupies any private property within the city for the exhibition and sale of food, beverages, goods, merchandise or services.
Mobile Vending Vehicles
Mobile vendors may use a number of different vehicles, as defined below.
- Ice Cream Truck - A motor vehicle utilized as the point of retail sales of pre-wrapped or prepackaged ice cream, frozen yogurt, frozen custard, or similar frozen dessert products.
- Mobile Vending Cart - A push cart movable under human power that is operated by a vendor standing on the sidewalk for the sale of food ready to eat.
- Mobile Vending Trailer - A mobile trailer operated by a vendor standing on or within the frame of the trailer operating either as a temporary use or within an off-street mobile vending zone. Mobile Food Truck means a motorized vehicle operated by a vendor standing on or within the frame of the vehicle either on the public rights-of-way between the curb lines in a designated on-street mobile vending zone for the sale of food served ready to eat.
Mobile Vending Zones
Mobile vendors may operate in the following zones when licensed and compliant with standards contained within this title, health code, and other applicable codes, ordinances, and regulations.
- Off-street - A private property or designated public property
- On-street - An area of public right-of-way between the curb lines
- Sidewalk - An area of improved public sidewalk designated by ordinance
See the Mobile Vending Food Zones Map (PDF).
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