Downtown Sidewalk Vending Program

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 require that a license agreement contract be signed with the City. 

 

Sidewalk vending is an agreement with the City of Phoenix that grants an exclusive right to sell or offer to sell food products as a sidewalk vendor at designated vending sites within the City's Downtown Vending District. The City of Phoenix Finance Department will NOT be conducting an informational meeting related to sidewalk vending for calendar year 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic precautionary measures currently in place at downtown City office locations. However, the content material for the Downtown Sidewalk Vending informational meeting can be obtained in the link below.

 

The following documents provide information relevant to this City meeting:

2021 Downtown Sidewalk Vending Informational Meeting (PDF) This document provides the content material presented in the Downtown Sidewalk Vending informational meeting. 
2021 procurePHX Registration Procedure (PDF)This document provides procedures on procurePHX system registration.

 

In order to submit a bid, receive notices, respond to solicitations and have access to procurement information, all bidders must register online through the procurePHX System at https://www.phoenix.gov/finance/vendorsreg .

Required Pre-Registration Dates:   11/13/20 - 12/03/20

Online Bid Date:                                 12/04/20

Online Bid Time:                                 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Minimum Starting Bid Amount:      $200

Awarded Bidder Fee:                         $150 non-refundable registration fee

 

For information on the site locations available, please read the following carefully.

2021 Rules and Regulations (PDF)​This document provides additional information regarding the requirements specified in the License Agreement.
2021 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.​
2021 Downtown Vending Site Map (PDF)​This is a map of the available vending sites for a calendar bid year.
2019-2020 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:

City of Phoenix
Finance Department, Revenue Enforcement Division
Downtown Sidewalk Vending Program
251 West Washington Street, 3rd Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003
tax.enforcement@phoenix.gov