Mall / Concourse Food Vending

How to Apply for a Mall / Concourse Food Vending License

 
Applying for a Mall / Concourse Food Vending License Online
 
 
You must obtain the following before you can apply for a Mall / Concourse Food Vending License:
The application for this license can be completed on the City of Madison Licenses & Permits portal.
  • If you do not have one already, you must create an account on the Licenses & Permits portal to fill out the application. You will receive a confirmation email once you create your account. You must open this email and click on the link to conplete the registration process (HINT:  Check your junk mail if you do not see it in your primary inbox).
  • Please note that you must obtain a City of Madison Street Vendor License before you can apply for the Mall Food License.
  • Once you login to your account go to the Licenses/Registrations section, select Apply for a License/Registration and then choose Vending - Mall Food .
 
Applying for a Mall / Concourse Food Vending License Online
The application for this license can be completed on the City of Madison Licenses & Permits portal.
  • If you do not have one already, you must create an account on the Licenses & Permits portal to fill out the application.
  • Please note that you must obtain a City of Madison Street Vendor License before you can apply for the Mall Food License.
  • Once you login to your account go to the Licenses/Registrations section, select Apply for a License/Registration and then choose Vending - Mall Food .
 
Applying for a Mall / Concourse Food Vending License By Mail
  1. Include a Certificate of Insurance (General liability insurance at a minimum of one million dollars, naming City of Madison as Additional Insured). Go to Insurance Requirements.
Public Health Madison Dane County Requirements

Food Cart Review

This mandatory juried review process takes place every year beginning the first Monday after Labor Day and runs for 30 days.  All current license holders and new applicants must participate in the Fall Food Cart Review to determine eligibility.

Mall/Concourse sites are formally assigned based on a rank-ordered list of scores and seniority points.  Seniority points are based on the number of years a vendor has purchased a Mall/Concourse Food Vending License with a maximum of 5 seniority points.

All Mall / Concourse food vending sites for the current vending year have already been assigned. Applications must be submitted by August 1st each year in order to apply for a Mall / Concourse food cart site during the following year.

APPLICATION DEADLINE AUGUST 1, 2019

Application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019FoodVendingReview

The 2019 review will take place September 9, 2019 - October 5, 2019

Between 9/9/19-10/5/19, reviewing hours will be:

  • Monday through Friday from 11a-2p
  • Saturdays from 9a-1p

If interested, please email Meghan Blake-Horst at mblake-horst@cityofmadison.com or call ahead to make an appointment at 608-261-9171.

Last Updated: 07/10/2019

Contact Meghan Blake-Horst, 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
    P.O. Box 2983
    Madison WI 53701-2983
  • PHYSICAL ADDRESS:
    215 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, 3rd Floor
    Madison WI 53703

Guidelines Resources

Maps (PDF format)

Recycling Awareness

Food vendors are encouraged to use recyclable and biodegradable utensils, containers and napkins.