Business/Economic Development

Applications & PermitsItinerant Vendors

An Itinerant Vendor is defined as any person who engages in a temporary or transient business in the City, selling or offering for sale services, good, wares, merchandise or things or articles of value, with the intention of conducting such business in the City for a period of not more than ninety (90) days in a calendar year, and who, for the purpose of carrying on such business, hires, leases or occupies any room, doorway, vacant lot, parking lot, building or structure for the exhibition or sale of services, goods, wares or merchandise.

No person(s) may engage in peddling, hawking or vending in any location within the City of Yucaipa unless the conduct of that activity meets the Itinerant Vendor Criteria and  is operating under and by the authority of a valid Itinerant Vendor Permit.

An Itinerant Vendor Permit is not required for the following activities or individuals:

  • City-Sponsored Events. Farmers markets, crafts fairs, street fairs, and other special events approved and designated by the City as City sponsored events. However, a vendor at a City sponsored event must have a valid City Business License.
  • Deliveries. Delivery activities of any establishment with a fixed place of business, which only delivers its products, services, or goods to a specified address in response to a customer request, order, or invoice previously placed through that fixed place of business.
  • Public Park Events. Organizations selling goods or merchandise on park property with prior written authorization from the City.
  • Garage Sales. Garage sales are separately regulated by the Municipal Code, and they are not subject to these regulations.
  • Agricultural Products Grown On-site. The sale of agricultural products on the site where the product is grown.
  • Mall Sales. The sale or offering for sale or distribution from interior private pedestrian circulation areas of shopping centers or malls of products to pedestrians which is traversing such areas or patrons of retail stores.
  • Veterans. Veterans who are physically unable to obtain a livelihood by manual labor and that are entitled to the exemption of Municipal Code Section 5.04.100 (C).
  • Bona fide nonprofit and charitable organizations engaging in lawful and authorized nonprofit and charitable activities and that are entitled to the exemption of Municipal Code Section 5.04.100 (D).
  • Christmas Tree Sales Lots. Christmas Tree Sales Lots are separately regulated by the Municipal Code, and they are not subject to these regulations.
  • The driver of any commercial vehicle engaged in vending upon a street who vends products on a street in a residential district only after bringing the vehicle to a complete stop and lawfully parked adjacent to the curb, consistent with state law and local ordinances adopted pursuant thereto.
    • Such vehicle shall not stand or park within five hundred (500) feet from the boundary of any public or private school property.
    • Such vehicle shall stand or park only at request of a bona fide customer or purchaser and for a period of time not exceeding ten (10) minutes at any one place.
    • Such vehicle shall not broadcast any noise greater than seventy (70) decibels in intensity or exceeding a duration of five seconds while standing or parked in any one place.