Downtown Sidewalk Vending

​Downtown Sidewalk Vending

The following information outlines the requirements for the vending of food at fixed sidewalk locations within the Downtown Vending District.  Effective April 1, 2004, downtown sidewalk vending on the public right-of-way is only allowed in the Downtown Vending District and by a license agreement with the City on designated sites.  The Downtown Vending District is bounded by 7th Street, 7th Avenue, Jackson Street, and Fillmore Street.  Downtown Sidewalk Vending sites are awarded annually (for January 1 through December 31) by a bid process and requires that a license agreement contract be signed with the City.

  • The Downtown Vending Site bid process changed for 2016.
  • A Pre-Bid Meeting for 2016 was held November 18, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. and November 18, at 2:00 p.m. at 251 W. Washington St 10th Floor Room 10 West. Attendance at the Pre-Bid Meeting was voluntary and highly recommended. Information on the locations available, NEW bid process, transaction privilege (sales) tax requirements, operating requirements, and restrictions for the business and all other aspects related to sidewalk vending in 2016 were provided at the meeting.
  • In addition to reviewing the information below, it is critical that you visit the site locations and observe the potential sites for which you may want to bid during the times that you would plan to use the site(s) for vending purposes in future years. For additional information or clarification, you may contact us at

    The links below were updated after the Pre-Bid Meeting on November 18, 2015.
2016 Rules and Regulations (PDF)​This document provides additional information regarding the requirements specified in the License Agreement.
Sample License Agreement (PDF)​This is the contract between the City and the business awarded a site (licensee). The license agreement contains all of the rights, limitations, and requirements for vending in the Downtown Vending District.
2016 Vending Location List (PDF)Appendix A to the License Agreement lists all of the authorized vending locations in the Downtown Vending District. This list is finalized prior to the Site Award Process.​
2016 Downtown Vending Site Map (PDF)​This is a map of the available vending sites for a calendar bid year.
Privilege (Sales) Tax Requirements (PDF)​This document details specific privilege sales tax requirements for licensees.
2016 Representation of  Vending Business (PDF)​If the owner of a business will not be present at the Site Award Bid Process event, a representative will only be recognized by use of this notarized form.
2016 Bidding Agreement and Bidder Info Form (PDF) ​This agreement and form are used connection with the award of vending sites for a calendar bid year.
2015-2016 Final Awarded Results (PDF)​This is a list of final bid amounts for the last two calendar years by vending site.

If you have questions, please contact us at the following address and phone number(s):

City of Phoenix
Finance Department
Downtown Sidewalk Vending
251 West Washington Street, 3rd Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Beth Montano: Phone (602) 256-3173            Silvia Diaz: Phone (602) 534-1415