Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where can I pick up the additional required documents?
    Answer:

    For additional information on required documents and other general information see "Steps to Acquire a PBC Vendor Permit" or the "Ordinance for Roadside Vendors"


  • Are there other required documents I will need?
    Answer:

    Yes, just like any other business you will need a business tax receipt, food license, etc. where applicable. Pick up a Roadside Vendor Package from our office or go online to “Steps to Acquire a PBC Vendor Permit”.


  • What is a performance bond?
    Answer:

    A bond can be issued by your insurance company to secure any damage to the right of way.


  • Will I need insurance?
    Answer:

    Yes, vendor must maintain required minimum general liability coverage and a performance bond.


  • How much does a permit cost?
    Answer:

    A non-refundable fee of ($100) one hundred dollars shall be submitted with the application for permit, the permit is ($250) two hundred and fifty dollars.


  • How do I get started?
    Answer:

    Submit an application complete and signed, along with applicable fees to the engineering department. See "Steps to Acquire a PBC Vendor Permit".


  • How long is the permit valid?
    Answer:

    Permits are issued for up to a 12 month period and will expire on January 31.


  • What can I sell?
    Answer:

    You may sell fresh fruits and vegetables, potted plants, fresh cut flowers and prepared food from locations meeting the requirements. No crafts or seafood.


  • Can I vend on any right of way?
    Answer:

    No, all locations must be approved first by the county engineering department. You cannot vend where there is a sidewalk, curb, gutter, in front of private homes, on state roads, or within city limits.


  • Who can I obtain the permit from?
    Answer:

    The county engineering department at 561-684-4030.


  • Will a permit be required?
    Answer:

    Yes a Roadside Vendors Permit is required for commercial use of county road right of way.


  • What is a roadside vendor (RV)?
    Answer:

    Roadside Vendor is someone who is selling approved items on the side of the road, rather than on private or commercial property.