About the Vending License Program
The Vending and Vendor Market Programme was created to facilitate micro-enterprise in Bermuda and to provide an pathway for budding entrepreneurs and small roadside vendors to test their products and organically grow their business before being committed to a storefront location.
BEDC has an active programme to not only create vendor markets when opportunities arise, but to work with stakeholders to assist them in creating vendor markets as vibrant places to regenerate their communities. BEDC can assist with expertise, infrastructure, marketing and resources support to registered vendors who want to work together to create vendor markets. Whether individually or collectively, a vending license is required to vend in public places and is only required for the sale of retail goods (not services). Bermuda-made or locally-grown goods are not required to have a vending license.
Vending means selling goods by retail to passersby in a public place and includes offering or exposing goods for such sale.
To purchase a vending license, please fill out the Vending License application form. Once approved, a member of our team will be in contact with you with purchasing instructions.
What is a Vendor?
A Vendor is a person who sells, offers, or exposes goods for sale to passersby from a stall.
What is Vending?
Vending means selling goods by retail to passersby in a public place and includes offering or exposing goods for such sale. It no longer means selling door to door. The following activities are not vending under the Vending Act:
- the sale of goods by licensed Auctioneer;
- the sale of agricultural produce or horticultural produce;
- the sale of fish by a registered fisherman:
- supplying a service;
- the sale of food and drink by a person temporarily licensed to operate a food stall by the Department of Health;
- the sale of Bermuda-made products;
- selling newspapers;
- selling goods only at a fair, carnival, circus, or public exhibition; or
- selling goods where the profits are used solely for a charitable purpose.
The details of the loan programme are as follows:
Seasonal Licence Cost
A Vendor can only be Bermudian, Spouse of a Bermudian, or PRC holder. A Vendor must be 16 years or older to receive a vending license.
Terms & Conditions:
- The vending license does not entitle the holder to a vehicle license nor permit
- The vending license does not entitle the holder to a health license
- This license does not entitle the holder to vend in a public park or on government land without permission from those relevant Ministries
- This license does not entitle the holder to vend within the Municipalities without said permission from those entities
Please ensure that you have reviewed the checklist below and have all the necessary information needed to apply. Complete and compile all information below, BEFORE filling out the application.