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Sidewalk Vending

Sidewalk Vending

About

About

The City of San Diego allows roaming and stationary sidewalk vendor entrepreneurs to use the public right of way or public property for sidewalk vending. This includes the sale of art, food, clothing and souvenirs from a pushcart, pedal-driven cart, wagon, showcase, rack or other nonmotorized conveyance.
To conduct business in the public right of way or on public property, a Sidewalk Vending Permit is required. A Sidewalk Vending Permit is valid for one year from the date of issuance.
It’s easy to apply for a Sidewalk Vending Permit! Learn more.

Background

Background

On Sept. 17, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed PDF icon SB 946, the Safe Sidewalk Vending Act. This legislation decriminalized sidewalk vending statewide and set new parameters for California cities and counties to regulate sidewalk vending.
On May 17, 2022, the City Council approved Ordinance PDF icon O-21459, establishing regulations and requirements for sidewalk vending throughout the City. This Ordinance became effective on June 22, 2022.

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