Permit for Sales on Public Property in Downtown

The City is dedicated to encouraging economic activity and a vibrant downtown, while maintaining safe and accessible public pedestrian areas.  Anyone wishing to sell items on public property within the Downtown Activity Zone (DAZ - see map) must have a Downtown Activity Permit.

You can obtain a Downtown Activity Permit on Saturdays during the market season at the Market Info. Booth (corner of 8th and Oak St.) or year-round Tuesday – Friday from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at 30 E. Broadway #124.

A permit costs $25 and is valid for one year.

A permit does not reserve you a specific location to conduct your sales.

The permit does not authorize the sale of food or beverage.

Sales on Public Pedestrian Areas within the Downtown Activity Zone (DAZ) Flyer (PDF)

Downtown Activity Zone

Downtown Activity Zone Map

All permit holders must:

  • Carry the permit and present it when asked;
  • Not interfere with other permitted activities;  
  • Not use tables, umbrellas, or other items unless clearly authorized by the permit;  
  • Maintain a clear pedestrian lane on all sidewalks;
  • Maintain unencumbered access to/from private premises from the sidewalk;
  • Not affix anything to structures or vegetation;
  • Not occupy benches or other areas designated for the public to sit, except when expressly authorized by the permit;
  • Cooperate  with law enforcement officers, City personnel, or designees of the City  in enforcing the law and any conditions of the Downtown Activity  Permit;
  • Clean up the area and remove all belongings when done selling for the day; and,
  • Comply with all terms of the permit, the City Code and Administrative Rule R-3.336.

To obtain a DAZ permit complete this application on the Saturday Market’s webpage. For questions about the application contact JJ Hendrix:

For questions about the DAZ program, including changes to vending on Saturdays at the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza, contact Eric Brown, Downtown Manager: