Mobile Vendor & Transient Merchant Business InformationMobile Vendors & Transient Merchants Mobile Vendor & Transient Business ApplicationThis packet contains information regarding City Licensing for Mobile Vendors & Transient Merchants and Surety Bond requirements and the application for a Mobile Vendor License The application fee is $50, non-refundable fee paid at the time of application and an additional $40 per each person associated with the operations of the business.Prior to the City issuing the a Permit License:* Applicants must contact the Wicomico County Clerk of the Circuit Court’s Office to determine if a license is required by them. If you are serving food, please contact the Wicomico Health Department for applicable licensing The City of Salisbury Fire Marshal oversees Fire Safety and Suppression requirements for food trucks, contact [email protected] for further informationApplication Process/Requirements1. Submit completed application to the Business Development Director at 110 N Division Street, Salisbury, MD. It is important that all requested information be provided so that the background check process is not delayed. 2. Application fee may be paid by cash, check payable to the City of Salisbury, or by credit card 3. A Surety Bond in the amount of $1,000 must be posted and a copy of the bond submitted to the Office of Business Development, City of Salisbury, 110 N. Division St, Salisbury, MD, 21801, prior to the issuance of the Permit License. This bond is required as a guaranty from a Surety to a government and its constituents (Obligee) that a Company (Principal) will comply with an underlying statute, state law, municipal ordinance, or regulation. 4. Background checks will be performed on every person associated with the operations of the business. Please have anyone who will be working for your organization complete the “Applicant Information” portion of the application and submit it. It takes approximately one month for background checks to be completed by the City Police Department. Applicants/agents that are out-of-state residents are requested to provide a certified background report from the State in which they reside when their application is submittedMobile Vendor Guidelines•Please review Chapter 5.32.010 or the City of Salisbury Municipal Code for guidelines •Operating hours for mobile vendors and transient merchants are limited to 9 AM – 9 PM, unless special exception is given by the MayorBusiness InformationName of Existing Business or Proposed New Business:*Applicant Name* First Last Are you applying as a?:*Food TruckOther Type of Mobile Vendor (operating from some sort of vehicle)Transient Merchant (operating in a fixed location for a period of no more than 90 days)Applicant Phone #:*Applicant Email Address:* Describe the nature of the business to be assisted, including types of products and/or services to be offered:*Description of Any Vehicle to Be Used in Connection With Mobile Vending Activities:*Make:Model:Vehicle Identification Number:Tag Number:State:Names of Those That Will Be Working/Operating Aforementioned Business:**Please have each person fill out and submit the Applicant Information portion of this application so that a background check can be completed on them*Additional InformationCommercial Surety Bonds – Commercial bonds represent the broad range of bond types that do not fit the classification of contract. They are generally divided into four sub-types: license and permit, court, official, and miscellaneous. In most cases, you can get a Commercial Surety Bond from your insurance company. • License and Permit Bonds – License and permit bonds are required by certain federal, state, or municipal governments as prerequisites to receiving a license or permit to engage in certain business activities. These bonds function as a guaranty from a Surety to a government and its constituents (Obligee) that a company (Principal) will comply with an underlying statute, state law, municipal ordinance, or regulationNo Mobile Vending Areas – Per Ordinance 5.32.130 – mobile vending is prohibited in the city park or on any roads or walkways adjacent to or through the city park. The Mayor may grant exemptions as part of a festival, firemen’s muster or bona fide activity within the city park.Tent Vending – If you will be vending from a tent, don’t forget that the City requires a Tent Permit from the Department of Infrastructure & Development. The Director of Business Development can provide you with the paperwork.Downtown Food Trucks – Many food trucks have expressed interest in setting up in Downtown Salisbury during the work week lunch hours and due to this interest, the City has arranged a weekly schedule and location with the City of Salisbury Parking Department. If you are interested in bringing your Food Truck Downtown, please contact the Director of Business Development for more information.