Code Compliance Services
A Central Business District (CBD) Concession License is required to vend in the Central Business District of Dallas.
A CBD Concession License allows the holder to sell or distribute goods or services at a designated location in the Central Business District of Downtown Dallas. A Concession License may be issued to operate either on public or private property. Vendors can only provide products and services that have been approved by the Director. Types of products allowed include:
Requirements when applying for a Central Business District License include:
All applicants for a Central Business District Concession License must apply in person at the Restaurant and Bar Inspection Division located at 7901 Goforth Road, Dallas, Texas 75238. Applications are accepted Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.
The vendor is liable for all damages and repairs to the streetscape, trees and vegetation, sidewalks, streets or other public amenities that directly relate to the use of the permitted location.
The vendor may be required to remove private materials or accessories temporarily to allow street, sidewalk, or utility access for maintenance operations or during approved special events. Notification will be made to the vendor within ten days of the event, excluding the case of an emergency situation.
Recycling Awareness: Food vendors are encouraged to use recyclable and biodegradable utensils, containers and napkins.
Once a City official notifies the permit holder of a violation(s), the permit holder is responsible for remedying the violation within the time period specified in the notice. Beyond that, fines or subsequent suspension and/or revocation of the permit apply per City Ordinance.
See the City Of Dallas Street Vending Ordinance, Chapter 50, Section 152 (Adobe PDF) for complete information.
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