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Solicitor: A person who goes location to location soliciting donations (other than forpolitical campaigns,) or taking “orders” for goods/services that will be delivered on alater date.
Transient Merchant: A person who temporarily sells and delivers goods while using oroccupying private property, a vacant lot, parking lot, motor vehicle, trailer, structure,tent or portable shelter.
Mobile Vendor: A person who sells food or goods from a vehicle, trailer or cart withinthe City, and temporarily uses or occupies any street or right-of way. A mobile vendormay also operate on private property under specific circumstances and if they adhere toCity ordinance.
The cost of a permit is $100 per person. Permits expire on Dec. 31 of the year issued.
Mobile vendors can conduct business on private property (except for retail property)without a “Conditional Use Permit” if they operate only during normal business hoursand do not park or occupy space overnight. Registration with the City is required.
Mobile vendors are also allowed in specific locations in the Public Right of Way and in City Parks, but again, must first register with the City.
All peddlers/solicitors (except for those soliciting for religious, political, social or other ideological beliefs and non-profit activities) must complete a “City of Burnsville Peddler, Solicitor, Transient Merchant & Mobile Vendor Registration Form.” (Available online or at the Burnsville Police Department.) Noncommercial solicitors do not need to complete a “City of Burnsville Peddler, Solicitor, Transient Merchant & Mobile Vendor Registration" form, but must provide the City with a list of the full names and birth dates of individuals going door-to-door, and wear an identifying badge or ID at all times
Transient merchants and mobile vendors must complete a “City of Burnsville Peddler, Solicitor, Transient Merchant & Mobile Vendor Registration Form.” Transient merchants who will be at a location for multiple days must first obtain a “Conditional Use Permit” from the City of Burnsville Planning Department. Mobile vendors must provide a “Certificate of Insurance” naming the City as an additional insured and provide a copy of a Minnesota Department of Health/Department of Agriculture license with their application (if serving food.) Refer to the Burnsville City Code or contact the Burnsville Police Department for coverage minimums. If catering a private outdoor residential event, mobile vendors also need a City “Block Party” permit. If catering a special event sponsored by a business or retail property, mobile vendors will also need a City “Special Event” permit. If operating in a City park, mobile vendors will also need a “Park Mobile Vending” permit.