Currently, the public must schedule an appointment to conduct business at City Hall, including License Services. Please contact License Services at 602-262-4638 to schedule your appointment. Staff is also available to assist you via telephone and can direct you to online and email resources, where available.
Who/What Requires a License?
The City of Phoenix does not have or issue a general business/vending license.
Vending licensing requirements and vending rules change depending on the vending location and type of regulated vending activity.
Street Vending: For vending in the street and not for vending on private property (see Mobile Vending) or on sidewalks (see Sidewalk Vending Downtown). There are two types of licensing categories for street vending:
Street Vending Food: Peddling, vending, selling, displaying, or offering for sale any food product or toy between the curblines or, if none, then that portion of the right-of-way between the lateral boundary lines of the demarcated unsurfaced street.
Street Vending Non-Food: Peddling, vending, selling, displaying, or offering for sale any item of tangible personal property or other thing of value, other than a food product or a toy, that occurs between the curblines, or, if none, then that portion of the right-of-way between the lateral boundary lines of the demarcated unsurfaced street.
How do I get Started?
Other Items You May Need
From other City of Phoenix Departments:
Building or Use Permit(s) from the Planning & Development Department
From other State or County Agencies:
Food Permits from Maricopa County Environmental Health
Registration of LLC/Corporation with the AZ Corporation Commission
State Privilege (Sales) Tax License