Sidewalk Vending Permit
If you wish to sell food, crafts or merchandise from a vending unit located on a sidewalk, you need to apply for a temporary street use permit that identifies this use as well as any other permits or licences required by the Regina Health District, SaskEnergy (if using a gas barbecue), Business Licensing and/or the Fire Department.
- The size of your vending unit and what can be sold from it are specified in Schedule E of the Clean Property Bylaw No. 9881 (Newspaper vending machines are specified in Schedule D of the same bylaw.)
- Your vending unit must be removed from the street each night.
- You cannot sublet or transfer your vending location to another party.
To apply for a temporary street use permit to sell from a mobile vending unit, you must:
- Complete the temporary street use permit application form and submit it to Public Works at least 45 days before you wish to start selling.
- Attach to your application form, the additional, detailed information required under Schedule E of the Clean Property Bylaw No. 9881 (Note: requirements vary depending on what merchandise is being sold.)
- Wait approximately 45 days for your permit to receive final approval:
- First you will receive preliminary approval, which will allow you to arrange for additional documents/approvals from other organizations as listed under Schedule E of the Clean Property Bylaw No. 9881
- Once these approvals are received and reviewed, Public Works will then approve and issue your temporary street use permit.
The temporary street use permit for vending units is valid for a period of one calendar year and must be renewed annually to remain in force.
If you wish to renew your permit for the current year, you must re-submit your application -- complete with payment -- by February 15. If you do not, the City will allow the location to be open to other applicants.