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License Options for Mobile Vendors on City Streets, Sidewalks and Waterfront Property

20-Jun-2013

The City of Saint John will now issue Peddlers and Hawkers Licenses that allow mobile vending vehicles to set up on City streets and the waterfront. This change has been made in response to interested mobile vendors, who, until now, were not allowed to operate on City property.

City staff will monitor the program as a pilot project for the year to gauge the interest in mobile vending and better understand any issues that may result as a result of a mobile vending program. 

For details on a Peddlers and Hawkers License, or a Sidewalk Vendor License, please see License Options for Mobile Vendors,  call 658-2911 or visit the By-law Enforcement Office on the 10th floor of City Hall.   
  
For information regarding Waterfront locations please call 649-6066, email or visit the SJ Waterfront Development Office at 301 Market Square.
  

LICENSE OPTIONS FOR MOBILE VENDORS ON CITY STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND WATERFRONT PROPERTY

City Streets
The City of Saint John will be issuing Peddlers and Hawkers Licenses to mobile vendors (including mobile vendor trucks) for sale of goods on City streets, pursuant to the Peddlers and Hawkers By-law.  These vendors may park their vehicle in a parking space monitored by the Parking Commission and must comply with the provisions of the Saint John Parking Meter By-law. This means that parking time limits must be adhered to and parking fees must be paid as required. 

In a non metered space, when the parking time limit has been reached, the vendor must vacate the parking space and relocate to another street.  The vendor must ensure that the vending activities do not impede traffic flow or create a safety hazard to anyone using the street or sidewalk. It is the responsibility of the vendor to be knowledgeable about the requirements of the Peddlers and Hawkers By-law, the Saint John Parking Meter By-law, the Saint John Traffic By-law, A Law Relating to the Public Streets in the City of Saint John and to Prevent Certain Nuisances in the Said City, Saint John Anti-Litter By-law, A Law Respecting the Use of Sidewalks within the City of Saint John and any other applicable municipal, provincial or federal laws and to comply with the laws at all times.   

  
City Sidewalks
If a vendor wishes to sell goods from a stand on a City sidewalk, permission from Common Council is required and the vendor must obtain a Peddlers and Hawkers License, pursuant to A Law Respecting the Use of Sidewalks within the City of Saint John. Common Council has identified thirteen (13) sidewalk vendor sites at various locations in the City; Sidewalk Vendor Licenses for these specific locations are awarded at a public auction every spring, or by visiting the By-law Enforcement Office.  Goods offered for sale at these sites are restricted to food and beverage, arts and crafts; no clothing or used goods are permitted. 

Waterfront
Mobile vendors wishing to occupy available space at designated waterfront locations must obtain a Vendor’s Operation License. Vendors at the waterfront locations will be subject to terms and conditions related to hours and days of operation, presentation of unit and goods, insurance, as well as restrictions on selling used goods.  

Additional Information:
For a Peddlers and Hawkers License, or a Sidewalk Vendor License, please call 658-2911 or visit the By-law Enforcement Office on the 10th floor of City Hall.   

For information regarding Waterfront locations please call 649-6066, email – or visit the SJ Waterfront Development Office at 301 Market Square.