Guidelines

General Guidelines:


  • Application required when vending on public or private property.
  • Complete vending rules and regulations are found in the Telluride Municipal Code at Sec. 6, Article 4.
  • State of Colorado health permits are required for food vendors as well as commercial kitchens.
  • Indemnification and liability insurance are required.
  • There are size limitations for carts.
  • Signage shall be painted on or attached to the display apparatus/cart. There are size limitations on signage.
  • A Town of Telluride Buisness license is required.
  • State and local sale tax licenses are required, as well as collection and remittance of taxes.
  • A more in-depth overview of the guidelines can be found on the Vending Permit Application.
Activities Allowed Without a Permit
  • Free music or entertainment (busking)
  • Free distribution of information, flyers, pamphlets, brochures or petitions
  • Display of advertising on a carried sandwich board
  • Individual or group yard sales at any one location not exceeding three consecutive days in duration and totaling not more than eight days a year
  • Sales by children under the age of fourteen years of age with items for sale at a cost of a maximum of $5 an item
  • Use of the permanent table next to the kiosk on the corner of Colorado and Pine by nonprofit organizations only, is on a first come, first serve basis. No reservations are needed.