Street Vending General Information
Hawkers and Peddlers License
Any vendor selling merchandise in Boston is required to have a Hawkers and Peddlers License. You can get this license from:
Division of Professional Licensure
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108
Stationary Vending License
Vendors intending to sell goods on a public sidewalk or property must get a permit from:
Department of Public Works (DPW)
1 City Hall Plaza, Room 714
Boston, MA 02201
Use of Premises Permit
Selling goods on private property will require a Use of Premises Permit from:
Inspectional Services Department
1010 Massachusetts Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
Massachusetts State Sanitary Code
Applicants must get a copy of the Massachusetts State Sanitary Code 105CMR590.000. These documents can be found at the:
State House, Room 116
Boston, MA 02133
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m. - 5 p.m.
If we find vendors in non-compliance of the rules and regulations governing City and state licenses and permits, they will:
- have their merchandise confiscated, and
- receive fines.