On the Road (Right of Way)
Obtain a permit from the Department of Engineering and the Division of Hotels & Restaurants if applicable. Only allowed to sell produce or plants. The Department of Transportation will not issue any permits to roadside vendors when the location is on a state road. Zoning is not required but an Intent to Permit issued by the Department of Engineering must be attached with the application.
A letter of permission is required from the property owner. It must be presented to the zoning department (city or county) for approval. Contact the Division of Hotels & Restaurants if applicable.
Mobile Vendor (Transient)
Zoning approval for base location and county zoning if operating in an unincorporated location is required. If you are preparing food an approval inspection from the Division of Hotels & Restaurants is also required. If you only sell whole (uncut or opened) fruits, vegetables or boiled peanuts, no inspection is required. Vendors selling juices, jams or jellies will require an inspection from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Contact the zoning department of the city where you plan to operate.
The Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department, Department of Engineering, and the Division of Hotels & Restaurants (if applicable) must sign off on the application for Local Business Tax Receipt application.
A local business tax receipt will be issued with the appropriate approvals, Division of Hotels & Restaurants (if applicable) and zoning approval from the base location. Contact the Lake Worth Inlet District to obtain approval for the inlet location. Vendors are allowed at the inlet on a first come, first served basis. The inlet cannot be used as the business location on the local business tax receipt.