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Sidewalk Permit Online Application

Welcome to the City of Fullerton Business Registration Division - Sidewalk Vendor Certificate of Operation application web site.

Beginning August 2, 2021, Sidewalk Vendor Certificates of Operation will be issued under the provisions of the Fullerton Municipal Code or regulations including, but not limited to: Zoning restrictions; land use specifications; business tax regulations; Police Department regulations; Fire, Health or Sanitation permits and regulations.

Sidewalk Vendor Certificates of Operations are issued and renewed on an annual basis and are based on the calendar year (January 1 through December 31).

Application packets outlining the process and requirements for a Sidewalk Vendor Certificate of Operation can be downloaded from the City’s website at or be picked up at City Hall, first floor in the Business Registration Division.

Sidewalk Vendor Certificate of Operation applications require the following:
• Applicant’s name, address, Fictitious Business Name/DBA filing, seller’s permit/resale number, proposed hours of operation, general area of operation, signage, and description of vending equipment.

• The Understanding of Operating Requirements for Sidewalk Vending Agreement to be signed by applicant.

• Evidence of proof of Commercial General Liability Insurance (certificate/endorsement) to be approved by the City of Fullerton’s Risk Management Division.

• Live Scan Fingerprinting. Contact the City of Fullerton Police Department (714-738-5331) to obtain information on completing the Live Scan Fingerprinting process. Please note that third party vendors for Live Scan Fingerprinting are not accepted.

• Food vending equipment utilizing cooking measures with open flames (regardless of fuel source) for food preparation shall comply with all Fire codes. Any vendor who uses combustible cooking media (e.g. vegetable or animal oils and fats) shall maintain a class K extinguisher on hand. Contact the City of Fullerton Fire Department (714-738-6500) for review of vending equipment by the Fire Marshall and obtain clearance from same, if applicable.

• Provide proof of seller’s permit/resale number from the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration, as required by the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration.

• Provide proof of Fictitious Business Name/DBA Filing with the Orange County Clerk Recorder’s Office, if applicable.

• Provide copy of Orange County Health Department Permit for the sale of food and/or beverage(s); and copy of certification of completion of a food handler course, if applicable.

• One photograph of the applicant and each employee, at least two inches by two inches in size, taken within the six-month period immediately preceding the date of the application.