The City of Sandusky celebrates public vending as a business type that supports local entrepreneurship and innovation, contributes to the vibrancy of our city, and benefits the quality of life for Sandusky residents and visitors. 

Public Vendors in the City of Sandusky, whether operating on public or private property, must be issued a vendor license. The public vending license ensures the health and safety of public vendors and their customers by verifying vendors are in compliance with state and county legal and health department requirements for their trade and their operations are covered by an insurance policy.

Codified Ordinance
Public vendors are defined by, and must adhere to, Chapter 735 Public Vendors in Part Seven – Business Regulation Code of the Codified Ordinances of Sandusky, Ohio.* The ordinance was updated, effective May 25, 2022, to support this program.

Completed applications can be submitted to the Department of Community Development, 4th Floor of City Hall, 240 Columbus Ave.

Maps of Vending Locations
Click the image below to download the maps of the vending locations in the city.

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