Rules governing General Vendors

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments (View Public Comments Received:1)

Comment By: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

The Department of Consumer Affairs (“DCA” or “Department”) is proposing to amend the rules governing general vendors to clarify that, in addition to general vendor licensees, qualifying Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (“DOHMH”) mobile food vending licensees also may apply for a DCA specialized vending license. A specialized vending license is required to vend in certain restricted areas of New York City. Currently, the Department’s rules require an applicant for a specialized vending license to have a valid general vendor’s license. However, qualifying holders of a mobile food vendor license issued by DOHMH are also eligible to apply for a specialized vending license. These amendments will ease the burden for mobile food vendors by reducing the permit requirements.

Sections 1043 and 2203(f) of the New York City Charter and Sections 20-104(e) and 20-471 of the New York City Administrative Code authorize the Department to make these proposed amendments.

Public Hearing

Rules governing General Vendors

Public Hearing Date: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 10:00am

Carlos Ortiz; 212 436 0345;

Department of Consumer Affairs
CALL: 712-770-4010, and use the access code 789 503