A Temporary Street Fair Vendor Permit is required to sell merchandise or offer a service from a booth or stand at an authorized Street Fair (e.g., street fair, block party, or festival). This permit does not allow the permit holder to sell food. The New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) issues this license.
Temporary Street Fair Vendor Permits may only be used at street fairs authorized by the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office. To participate in such an event, the applicant must be registered as a vendor with the fair’s sponsoring organization. Use of a Temporary Street Fair Vendor Permit in any other way will subject the vendor to arrest, fine, and confiscation of goods.
Please note that selling merchandise in a public space that is not part of an authorized Street Fair requires a General Vendor License from DCWP.
NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP)
42 Broadway, Lobby
New York, NY 10004
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Temporary Street Fair Vendor Permit