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Street Vending & Sidewalk Cafés

The City of Madison has a vibrant street vending program.  To operate your business in the right-of-way you must hold all required licenses. High density vending areas may require additional licenses and site assignments. 

Street Vending in Madison includes:

  • Sidewalk & Roadway Cafes (Streatery outdoor dining)
  • Merchant Vending
  • UW - Game Day Vending
  • Food Cart & Truck Vending - Citywide and High Density Areas
  • Art & Craft Vending

Food Carts


Last Updated: 06/24/2023