Mobile / Street Vendor Outside Ithaca Commons

Mobile / Street Vending for Areas Outside Ithaca Commons
The Board of Public Works approved the Street Vending (Food Truck) Policy on January 27, 2014.

The policy includes 6 curbside locations near neighborhood parks, 6 curbside locations in commercial and university neighborhoods, and multiple locations in Stewart and Cass Parks. Vending hours at neighborhood parks will generally be limited to lunch and dinner hours, 1 day per week. Vending hours in commercial and university areas will extend into late night hours (similar to hours of operation for the existing food truck vendors).

Fees will be charged for most commercial spaces with discounted rates at the neighborhood parks. Rules and procedures for site assignment and vendor obligations include, but are not limited to, certification by the Tompkins County Health Department, Fire Department inspection of fuel supplies, insurance and workers compensation coverage protecting the city and employees, and background checks for operations in or near parks.

This policy is not intended to address special events, vending on private property or vending of products other than food.

The first lottery of 2014 will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. in Common Council Chambers in City Hall, 108 East Green Street, Ithaca. Quarterly lotteries will be held thereafter on a regular basis. Please see the 2014 Vendor Calendar (PDF) for significant dates and deadlines. Please see the following documents for further information:
Questions can be directed to Kathy Gehring, Executive Assistant, or Tom West, Director of Engineering, or call 607-274-6527.

To apply for vending on the Ithaca Commons, please contact the Clerk's Office.