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.


Beninnning in April 2021, you can obtain a permit for sales on public property from the Downtown Ambassador Team at the following times and locations:


Thursdays and Fridays, 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm, Park Blocks (8th Ave and Oak)

Saturdays, 8am - 12pm Kesey Square (Broadway and Willamette)  - The last day for the season at this location 

will be Saturday June 12th


Call 541-255-6695 with any questions or if you arrive and can't find an Ambassador. You may also arrange to purchase a permit by appointment by calling this number.

Please bring your completed application form and the $25 fee (check or cash). You can download the application at the link below.

Please be aware that applications fees are non-refundable and there is a $25 replacement fee to reissue a permit.


Stay Safe during COVID 19

All vendors are required to follow Public Health Guidance from Lane County Public Health and the Oregon Health Authority. 

Follow the four Ws:
  • Watch you distance (stay 6+ feet apart)
  • Wear a face covering
  • Wash your hands
  • Wait it out (stay home if you are sick)

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.

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.

Downtown Activity Zone

Downtown Activity Zone Map