Ordinances & Regulations


The Street Vending Coordinator and the Street Vending Monitor have citation-writing authority. In addition, any City of Madison Police officer may enforce Madison street vending ordinances and regulations. In most cases, vendors will first be given verbal correction when a procedure is not being properly followed. If the problem persists, a written notice will be issued appropriate to the degree of the infraction. Citations costing substantial fees are written when appropriate. After receiving three vending-related citations, a vendor will be summoned before the Vending Oversight Committee, which usually results in at least a thirty-day suspension of a vendor's license.

Last Updated: 03/04/2016

Contact Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator

  • PH: 608-261-9171
  • FAX: 608-261-6126
  • EMAIL: streetvending@cityofmadison.com
    Department of Planning & Community & Economic Development
    Economic Development Division
    Office of Business Resources
    Madison Municipal Building
    215 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
    P.O. Box 2985
    Madison WI 53701-2985