Vending Fees

Street Vendor License

Required for every individual who conducts sales on public property within the City of Madison.

Annual: $200.00
Monthly: $100.00

 

Mall / Concourse Arts & Crafts Vendor License

Required for a maximum of two people per license in addition to the Street Vendor License for each individual vendor.

Annual: $450.00
Monthly: $125.00
Regular Site (Annual License Only): $100.00

 

Mall / Concourse Food Vendor License

Required for each food vending operation in addition to the Street Vendor License for each individual involved in vending.

Annual Only: $1,000.00
Pro-rated after food cart review: $500.00
Umbrella License for three or more Street Vendor Licenses: $ 600.00
 

 

Food Cart Public Health Permits

Renewal invoices will be mailed mid-May.

Go to Food & Drink Information (Public Health Madison & Dane County)

 

Sidewalk Cafe License

(1)  Mall/Concourse sidewalk cafes: (all but the 400 block of W. Gilman)
a)  Effective 10-29-15 and for 2016 vending season (April 15, 2016 to April 14, 2017) = a fee of $4.50 per square foot.
b)  2017 vending season = a fee of $5.00 per square foot.
c)  2018 vending season = a fee of $5.50 per square foot.
d)  Construction discount: A dollar amount equal to 33% of the total as calculated above. (Discount applicability determined by Vending Coordinator and City Attorney.)
e)  Cafes reduced in size due to proximity to street vending site – Saturdays only. Annual fee calculated above, reduced by 5%. (Discount applicability determined by Vending Coordinator and City Atty. Café License must include 2 café dimensions - the regular size, and the size when reduced by proximity to Saturday street vendor.)
(2)  400 block W. Gilman: Effective with the 2016 vending season (April 15, 2016 to April 14, 2017) = $3 per square foot.
(3)  City-wide/not mall concourse cafes: Effective October 29, 2015 = $3 per square foot.
All café measurements are to exclude any tree grates or other unuseable space as determined by the Vending Coordinator.

 

Merchant Vendor

Annual Only: $250.00

 

Camp Randall Football Season High Density Vendor License

Each individual must also have a Street Vendor License.

Season Only

Food: $600.00

Goods: $600.00

 

Langdon Street High Density Vendor License

Each individual must also have a Street Vendor License.

Monthly: $1,000.00

 

Late Night Vending License

Based on cart size.

Large Cart: $500.00
Small Cart (push carts): $200.00

 

Southeast Campus Vending Area

Each individual must also have a Street Vendor License.

Annual: $200.00

 

Last Updated: 03/23/2016

Contact Warren Hansen, Street Vending Coordinator

  • PH: 608-261-9171
  • FAX: 608-261-6126
  • EMAIL: streetvending@cityofmadison.com
  • MAIL ADDRESS:
    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