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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: 09/15/2023

Contact Meghan Blake-Horst, Street Vending Coordinator

  • PH: 608-261-9171
  • FAX: 608-261-6126
  • EMAIL:
    Department of Planning & Community & Economic Development
    Economic Development Division
    Office of Business Resources
    P.O. Box 2983
    Madison WI 53701-2983
    215 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, 3rd Floor
    Madison WI 53703