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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Business Permits & Licenses

Vendors

Type:
Permit
Classification:
Business
Category:
Business/Individual
Apply online?
No

A Mobile Vendor permit is required for every person who wants to use the public streets, sidewalks or public places or private places of business establishments to conduct any type of business. This permit process is also used for Second Line Vendors.

A Mobile Vendor permit is required for every person who wants to use the public streets, sidewalks or public places or private places of business establishments to conduct any type of business. Mobile Vendor permits are not valid within the central business district area bounded by the Mississippi River on the east, Claiborne Avenue on the west, Esplanade Avenue on the north and Howard Avenue on the south. There are a set number of Mobile Vendor permits available for any given year or season.

This permit process is also used for Second Line Vendors. Click here for more information about mobile vending.

Restrictions

Not valid within the Central Business District area bounded by the Mississippi River on the east, Claiborne Avenue on the west, Esplanade Avenue on the north and Howard Avenue on the south.

Fees

  • Mobile Food Vendor:
    • Annual Mobile Vending permit fee (cooked food, pies, cakes): $305.25 
    • Occupational License-$150.00 
    • Mayoralty Permit-$100.25 
    • Sales Tax Deposit-$50.00 
    • Identification Card-$5.00 
  • NOFD Mobile / Temporary Vendor Permit (if preparing food on site):

    • Annual Permit: $50
    • Food Sold in Streets (fruit/vegetables sold from motor drawn cart): $305.25
    • Food Sold in Streets (fruit/vegetables sold on foot or by cart): $305.25 
    • Food Sold in Streets (candies, nuts, ice cream): $230.25 
    • Food Sold in Streets (tamales, hot dogs): $230.25 
    • Home manufactured or home grown products sold on foot: $205.25 
    • Homemade artifacts: $205.25 
    • Novelties sold on the streets (not during Mardi Gras): $255.25

Required documents/steps

  • Complete and submit to the Bureau of Revenue the Schedule A form, plus
  • Mobile/Temporary Vendor Permit form  (if preparing food on site)
  • Get a LA State Health Permit: 1450 Poydras St., Suite 1204, New Orleans, LA 70112,  (504) 568-7970

If during Mardi Gras:

 
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Last updated: 11/6/2013 12:05:06 PM

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