Are you selling food?
Are you selling whole, uncut, fresh fruits and vegetables?
Are you selling packaged ice cream products?
Location: Where are you Selling?
Private Property (parking lot, a shopping center, etc.) – all vendors except those selling Fresh, Whole, Uncut Fruits and Vegetables
Private Property – Fresh, Whole and Uncut Fruits and Vegetables ONLY
If you are on a property in a Non-Residential Zoning District:
ü Selling ONLY fresh, uncut, whole fruits and vegetables and no other products
ü You must have written authorization from property owner
ü You must have access to bathroom and handwashing facilities
ü You may vend between 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
ü Your selling area is 50’ from residential uses
If you are on a property in a Residential Zoning District:
ü You must have written authorization from the property owner
ü You may vend between for 8 hours maximum per day
ü Your selling area is 50’ from residential uses (except in the case of a mixed-use building)
The checklist for Vendors of Fresh, Whole, Uncut Fruits and Vegetables is in the Municipal Code under section 20.80.820 - Exception - Administrative permit: https://www.municode.com/library/ca/san_jose/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=TIT20ZO_CH20.80SPUSRE_PT10OUVEFA_20.80.820EXDMPE.
Mobile Vending (food trucks, pushcarts, etc. that are in motion)
Detailed regulations are online here: https://www.municode.com/library/ca/san_jose/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=TIT6BULIRE_CH6.54PEPEOR.
Fixed Location (food trucks, pushcarts, etc. that stay in one place)