Apply for a One Day Peddler/Vendor License

License

One Day Peddler/Vendor Licenses are issued by the Cambridge License Commission and governed by Massachusetts General Law (MGL) ch. 101, sec. 13-30 (Peddler), Massachusetts General Law (MGL) ch. 101, sec. 1-12A(Vendor), and Cambridge Regulations. Licenses are usually issued the same day.

How to Start

Process for events at Harvard, MIT, & Lesley College

Step 1:

The police departments of Harvard University, MIT, and Lesley College distribute the Party Request/Event Registration form. The applicant should obtain and complete this form, and submit it to the respective college police department for approval.

In completing this form, the applicant must provide details of the event:

  • date
  • start and end time
  • number of people expected to attend
  • type of event
  • name of vendor/peddler
  • his/her contact information
  • types of goods to be sold

Step 2:

The Dean's Office must approve the event and sign-off on the Party Request/Event Registration form.

Step 3:

The applicant must submit the completed Party Request/Event Registration form to the License Commission at least three business days before the event. The License Commission will issue the one day peddler/vendor license upon approval, at which point the applicant will pay the required fee. The License Commission will conduct a site visit during the event.

Process for events held on non-college premises:

Step 1:

Complete the One Day Hawker-Peddler Application.

The applicant must obtain a Letter of Permission from an authorized representative of the event premise. The letter should describe the event: date, start and end time, number of people expected to attend, type of event, name of vendor/peddler, his/her contact information, and types of goods to be sold.

Step 2:

The applicant must submit the application together with the Letter of Permission to the License Commission at least two weeks before the event.
Once the applicant has met all requirements, the license will be issued. The applicant must then pay the required fee. The License Commission will conduct a site visit during the event.

Requirements

Fee: $10 per vendor or peddler per day. Cash payment must be paid at the Treasurer's Office
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