Vending or “peddling” activity in the City of Charlotte is described as a transaction where food or merchandise is exchanged between a seller (on foot or by vehicle) and a buyer who pays a retail price for the goods. This activity is governed by the City of Charlotte’s Peddling Ordinance
During the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, the City will uphold the current restrictions in the Peddling Ordinance that prohibit vending on public property locations (including streets, sidewalks, and plazas) within the Congested Business District in Center City Charlotte. Map of Congested Business District
Opportunities for those wishing to vend in Center City Charlotte during the Democratic National Convention are being offered by the Charlotte in 2012 Convention Host Committee. Please visit their website for additional information at http://charlottein2012.com/
Permits and licensing
Every vendor who plans to sell items during the DNC must acquire two things: a zoning use permit
and a business privilege license.
More permits may be required based on the nature of the business.