No additional application or permit is required for sidewalk vending, as long as your vending unit is on the Approved Vendor List.

Instead of the previously offered location-specific permit for sidewalks, vendors will operate on a roaming, first come, first serve basis. 

In order to ensure safety and accessibility on sidewalks, Approved Vendors are required to submit a declaration form acknowledging that they have read, understood, and agree to abide by the Mobile Food Vending Terms and Conditions, as well as submit the location they are vending at. 

Note that sidewalk vending is restricted to Vending Units meeting the following criteria:

  • Non-motorized carts, including bicycle carts, or small trailers on wheels, that are entirely self-contained and equipped to prepare and/or serve food and/or beverages
  • The vending unit must not exceed 2.5 meters in length and 1.5 meters in height, excluding canopies or awnings
  • Hitches for trailer-style units must be removable and detached during operating hours

Vending Requirements

All Approved Vendors operating on City property are required to abide by the City of Edmonton Mobile Food Vending Terms and Conditions. These include general conditions and restrictions for all vendors, such as Vendor Code of Conduct, Indemnity and Insurance, Operational Requirements, General Exclusion Zones, as well as additional conditions specifically for sidewalk, street or park vending.


Before submitting a declaration, please familiarize yourself with the Mobile Food Vending Terms and Conditions, including Section 3 which contains additional conditions for sidewalk vending.

You must submit a new declaration every time you set up to vend on a sidewalk, meaning each time the date and/or your location changes.

Please complete the declaration form when you arrive at your vending site.

Sidewalks are active sites where the public will be walking and rolling. Vending activities cannot interfere with public accessibility in these areas. 

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