Zoning Ordinance Guide for Vending & Peddling

Peddling and Vending requires a License, per Chapter 165 of the City Code.  The Vending & Peddling Application is available from the City Clerk's office.

"Vending" is interpreted as an extension of “eating & drinking” or “retail” in the City's Zoning Ordinance, and is regulated as such.

This table is a guide to the zoning districts where vending MAY be permitted, depending on the activity, and the reviews required for compliance with the City’s Zoning Ordinance.  The Office of Planning & Economic Development is available to assist you.  To schedule a pre-application meeting, please contact the Land Use Board Coordinator at (518) 687-3550 x2533.

 

LAND USE BOARD REVIEWS

Zoning Districts

Planning Board

Special Use Permit

Planning Board

Site Plan

Design Review Commission

Architectural Review

NCU-1
Neighborhood Complementary Use 1

Yes

Yes

Yes

TRB
Tourist Related Business

No

Yes

Yes

WRB
Water Related Business

No

Yes

Yes

HGB
Highway General Business

No

Yes

Yes

T-4
Transect 4 Urban Neighborhood

Yes

Yes

Yes

T-5
Transect 5 Neighborhood Center

Yes

Yes

Yes

Please also refer to the City’s Zoning Ordinance and the Fee Schedule.

Steps to compliance:

  1. Determine if your district allows vending and what reviews are required, using the table above.
  2. Complete and submit the applicable applications and fees to the Office of Planning & Economic Development.
  3. Upon receiving the Notice of Determination(s) from the Land Use Board(s) for the reviews above, take your completed Vending & Peddling Application to the Accounts Department for processing.