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  •   PO Box 580, Fort Collins, CO 80522-0580
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    Fort Collins, CO 80524
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Outdoor Vendors

New Outdoor Vendor Requirements

picLocal Food Truck in Fort Collins On November 15, 2016 City Council adopted two Ordinances on Second Reading that include new outdoor vending requirements for both mobile and stationary vending. The proposed Code changes will take effect on January 15, 2017. Applications for the Minor Amendment process can be initiated prior to January 15, but not finalized until after this date. The new changes provide direction for outdoor vendors operating in the City, and property owners supporting vending on their property. The new requirements are highlighted below:

How do the new rules apply to Outdoor Vendors operating a vehicle (mobile truck, trailer or pushcart)?

Mobile Vending Operation:

  • On-street (parallel parking space) or private lot by permission by owner for no more than 3 days at the same licensed location per week
  • Maximum number of hours to vend at the same location is 12 hours per day
  • Vehicle not allowed to be left unattended at the same approved vending location for more than short breaks, or overnight
  • Allowed in all non-residential zones, including Downtown

Stationary Vending Operation:

  • On a private lot by permission by owner for more than 3 days at the same licensed location per week
  • Minor Amendment by property owner and approved by Zoning
  • Maximum number of hours to vend at the same location is 12 hours per day
  • Vehicle not allowed to be left unattended at the same approved vending location for more than short breaks, or overnight, unless vehicle owned by lot owner or principal business
  • Allowed in all non-residential zones, including Downtown

How do the new rules apply to property owners interested in having outdoor vendors operate on their private lot?

  • Mobile Vending (less than 3 days per week) – Permission by owner for vending on lot
  • Stationary Vending (more than 3 days per week) – Owner, or owners representative, required to obtain a Minor Amendment (one-time $350.00 fee) to allow stationary vending on lot
  • The following new rules apply to both Mobile Vending and Stationary Vending:
    • Vehicle not allowed to be left unattended at approved vending location for more than short breaks, or overnight, unless vehicle is owned by lot owner or principal business
    • Maximum number of hours to vend at the same location is 12 hours per day

More specifically, the new outdoor vendor requirements are included in the following two Ordinances:

Contacts

For more information on an Outdoor Vendor License, see links on this page, or please contact:

For more information on Outdoor Vendor reqjuirements, including Stationary vending, please contact either:

If you own a property and would like to have stationary vending on your property for up to two vendors at a time, please contact the City Zoning Department at (970) 416-2745 for more information on submitting a Minor Amendment Application.