/// WE REQUIRE ALL VENDORS TO SUBMIT THEIR PERMITTING TO US 4 WEEKS BEFORE ANY EVENT. ///
So, you started your business! Yay! AND you're selling at markets (hopefully ours), at events and maybe even popped up in a park or a sidewalk. The thing is, everyone now wants your money. Kind of a bummer, and we totally get that. But here is what you need to know in order to stay on the up-and-up with authorities, we think. As of this moment. We can help you with some of this, but you'll need to consult your own attorneys or accountants, or the relevant compliance departments, if you've got questions. We can tell you what you need to know to be a part our events, but not all events. We're also not lawyers or accountants. We have similar information as you do, but we've compiled what we've been told here.
CITY OF CLEVELAND VENDOR I.D. BADGE
If you sell any merchandise or food in the City of Cleveland on public or private property, you need a vendor ID badge. ($60)
City of Cleveland Vendor ID badges are valid for one year starting August 1-July 31 of the following year.
Badges should be renewed annually.
City of Cleveland vendor rules and regulations can be found online here.
You sell things in Ohio, but you move around. So, even if you have a brick and mortar, you'll need this if you sell outside of that. ($25)
Each person with a fixed place of business in Ohio from which taxable sales are made. Vendors must have one license for each fixed place of business. License is issued by the County Auditor. ($25)
SECONDHAND DEALER'S LICENSE
If you sell vintage or resale, you need this.
City of Cleveland Secondhand Dealer's Licenses are valid for one year starting October 1-September 30 of the following year.
Licenses should be renewed annually.
City of Cleveland Secondhand Dealer rules and regulations can be found online here.
We searched online for quite a while, and still couldn't locate either a number or a permit for mobile food service. It's there SOMEWHERE. Anyway, most likely you'd need a to first chat with the Health Department about what is required of your own business.
Are you using charcoal, propane or a generator? Then you need to chat with the Fire Department. And you might even need a permit. It's best to get there before 9am, and then chat with someone.
If you are using charcoal or propane, you'll need to do a few more things than the other vendors. Be sure that you've gone through hazardous materials training and have a certificate to prove it. Then visit the FD at 1645 Superior Ave to fill out an application for temporary storage of hazardous materials, bring it over to Tyler Village for a signature from the property owner, and submit all of those materials and the city's application fee to the FD three weeks before the Flea. Because we need to cover all of our bases, email proof that your materials have been submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week before the event. Yeah, it's a lot... but you can do it! You're great!
Via www.clevelandfoodtruck.com (thanks guys!)