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Temporary Sidewalk Sales License

Required for anyone who exhibits, displays, offers for sale or sells any goods, wares or merchandise from any stand while on the sidewalks of the City of Philadelphia.

Prior Approvals

Additional Approvals, if food will be sold

Additional Information:

A license is required for any period from one (1) day to one (1) year. The following must be sent along with application:

  • A physical description of applicant, proof of identity and address, together with two recent photographs of applicant, not less than two (2) inches square, nor more than three (3) inches square.
  • Brief description of what is to be sold.
  • Description of stand, etc.
  • Health certificate Issued by the Health Department if sales include food or drink.

Cost: $330


Payment Information

RETURNED CHECKS: If your check is returned unpaid for insufficient or uncollected funds, (1) you authorize The City of Philadelphia or its agent to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account to collect a fee of $20; and (2) The City of Philadelphia or its agent may re-present your check electronically to your depository institution for payment.