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You may use this form to apply for a new Vending Business License.
Prior to submitting an application, all supporting documents must be in active status or dated within thirty (30) days of submission of this form.
Please visit our website for an overview of the documents required to obtain a Vending Business License.
Once your application is received, a licensing specialist will review and follow-up with payment instructions. If you have questions, email email@example.com.
Sidewalk Vendors - Prior to submitting an application, you must first submit the Sidewalk Vending Location Request form and receive approval for your preferred location.
What Class of Vending License are you applying for?
Vendor Equipment (Class A)
Vendor Equipment (Class B)
Vendor Equipment (Class D)
Is your business/trade name registered and current with the Corporations Division?
Full Name of Owner
Business/Home Address (DO NOT INPUT VENDING SITE LOCATION)
All businesses must have an Agent who can receive legal documents for your business. This person must be a DC resident. You may serve as your own Agent.
Resident/Registered Agent Address
Please Note (Class A):
Please Note (Class B):
Please Note (Class D):
Always when a vending business/public market is in operation, the business owner or a vendor employee shall be present. The employee must hold a valid Vendor Employee Badge.
Employee 1: Full Name
Employee 1: Address
Note: After you select the document(s) you want to upload, you must click "Upload" to successfully attach the document(s).
Upload a digital head-shot photo of the owner and all employees for the employee badge. Note: Save the file as the name of the person in the photo. The photo should be clear and free of background objects and other people.
Upload valid Health Inspection Report/Certificate for all vending vessels
Does your vending vessel use propane?
Upload valid Propane Operation Permit for all vending vessels
Upload valid Vehicle Registration for all vending vessels
Upload valid Public Space Permit or Certificate of Occupancy for each market location
Upload Notice of Business Tax Registration
Clean Hands Statement: The District Government will not issue or reissue any license or permit if the applicant owes more than $100.00 in outstanding debt to the District of Columbia.
Upload Clean Hands Certificate for the District of Columbia. If you are a sole proprietor, the certificate should list your name. If you have a corporation, the certificate should list your corporation. All certificates must be dated within 30 days of application submission.
Upload copy of driver's license or government-issued ID for the owner and all employees
Upload Certified Food Protection Manager ID Card for the owner and all employees
Upload copy of Police Criminal History Report for the owner and all employees. The report must be obtained from the District of Columbia and your jurisdiction of residence. All reports must be dated within 30 days of application submission. IMPORTANT! You may be required to provide the original report at a later time.
I understand that anyone who makes a false statement on this form can be criminally prosecuted and fined under D.C. Official Code 22-2405. I understand that DLCP may conduct an investigation to ascertain the veracity of the information contained herein. I further understand that if I knowingly provide false and/or misleading information on this application, DLCP may immediately revoke each license and/or permit obtained as well as issue me a fine.
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