If you are interested in vending on the streets of Salinas, you must first obtain a Street Vendor Permit. Start here for a list of permits and documents required before obtaining a Street Vendor Permit. Please note that this guide does not substitute for legal or professional advice, and additional permits may be required depending on the circumstances of your business.
Select the type of vendor to view the list of requirements.
This flowchart outlines the path to obtaining a permit for the various types of vendors.
Vendors are advised that in an effort to align with the Vision Zero Action Plan. Vending by food trucks is not allowed on High Collision Corridors and vending setbacks of 200-feet are required at High Collision Intersections.
For a street food vendor permits, there are designated and mobile options. The City of Salinas limits the amount of designated permits.
In accordance with the City Municipal Code, no person shall maintain, manage or operate any catering vehicle or non-motorized pushcart or conduct business as a vendor within the city unless that person first obtains a vendor permit from the city.
The City of Salinas, in an effort to promote the health, safety and welfare of its residents, and carry on its responsibility to promote its natural environment requires the use of environmentally friendly food packaging and waste disposal. The brochures provide guidance for acceptable to-go packaging, recycling and best management practices.