Frequently Asked Questions

  • Question Mark IconWhat is a roadside vendor (RV)?
    Answer:

    Roadside Vendor is someone who is selling approved items on the side of the road,. Those who wish to sell on private or commercial property, or be mobile. (Click here)


  • Question Mark IconWhat 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.  If you wish to sell other products, please contact the Department of Planning Zoning and Building (PZB) for more information (561-233-5408).


  • Question Mark IconCan 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.


  • Question Mark IconWill a permit be required and where can I obtain one?
    Answer:

    Yes a Roadside Vendors Permit is required for commercial use of county road right of way. The county engineering department at 561-684-4030.


  • Question Mark IconHow long is the permit valid?
    Answer:

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


  • Question Mark IconHow 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.


  • Question Mark IconWill I need insurance?
    Answer:

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


  • Question Mark IconWhat is a performance bond?
    Answer:

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


  • Question Mark IconAre 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”.


  • Question Mark IconHow 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".


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