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.
The table below is a guide to the zoning districts where vending MAY be permitted, depending on the activity. It summarizes 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.
Steps to compliance:
Determine if you are in one of the districts below that allow vending and identify the reviews required.
Complete the Vending & Peddling Application, along with the applicable Land Use Board applications, and submit them with the fees to the Office of Planning & Economic Development.
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.