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Temporary Vendor on Foot License

This license is required for the taking of orders, and as a separate transaction, making deliveries to purchasers. A license is required for any period from one day to one year.

Prior Approvals

Additional Approvals, if food will be sold

Additional Information: The following is required along with application:

  • A physical description of the applicant, proof of identity and address, together with two (2) photographs, not less than two (2) inches square, nor more than three (3) inches square.
  • A brief description of what is to be sold and whether produced, grown, made, manufactured or assembled by the applicant.
  • If employed by another the name and address of person, firm organization, etc.
  • Health approval of your conveyance Issued by one of the Health Districts required where applicant/vendor or his employee or attendant proposes to sell any food or drink. Frozen dessert machine requires two (2) certificates, one for freezer machine and one for conveyance.

Cost: $330 per license for vendors on foot.


A Guide to Special Events with Food Vendors

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.

Office of Food Protection

Department of Public Health
321 University Avenue, 2nd floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Office of Food Protection Website

(215) 685-7495