Annual Peddler/Vendor License
Issued by: Police Department
Governed By: Peddler - Massachusetts General Law (MGL) ch. 107, sec. 13-30 &
Vendor - Massachusetts General Law (MGL) ch. 101, sec.1-12A & city
Process Length: Approximately four to six weeks
Fee: $125 hearing and newspaper advertising fee; $39/year license fee; $10.00 for criminal record check form.
The applicant obtains and completes the Annual Peddler/Vendor License application. If the applicant is using a truck, copy of the state Peddler's License for the applicant and all employees on the truck must be submitted. The truck registration must be provided.
If the applicant has a premises, ISD reviews the application for compliance with the Zoning Ordinance. This step is not applicable for mobile trucks.
The applicant must submit all completed forms along with:
a detailed route, including time of stops,
truck registration, and
a copy of the Articles of Organization (if a corporation) or a copy of the Business Certificate obtainable from the City Clerk's Office, if applicable.
The applicant pays a $125 hearing and advertising fee. The Police Department will schedule a hearing on the second or fourth Tuesday of the month. The applicant is required to attend this hearing.
If approved, the Police Department will issue a Peddler/Vendor license upon receipt of inspection approvals and an annual license fee of $39.
If the vehicle uses propane, then the vehicle must be inspected by the Fire Department for compliance with the Department of Transportation & 527 CMR guidelines.
Both the Police Department and the Fire Department will conduct follow-up site visits.