Application Process

Vending On Public Property


The Town of Telluride accepts applications for a limited number of vending sites on public property. The application fee is $40. The Telluride Vending Code has more detailed information. In all cases, a Vending Permit Application is required. Please see application for a more in-depth overview of the regulations and requirements. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Winter Vending Season


  • Applications due by August 15
  • Application fee is $40
  • Season is October 15 through May 14
  • Vending Permit for season is $250

Summer Vending Season


  • Applications are due by by March 15
  • Application fee is $40
  • Season is May 15 through October 14
  • Vending Permit for the season is $500
North Spruce Street Market
    • Vending of fruits and vegetables on the mall
    • Summer Season only
    • Vending Permit for the season is $200
    • One 8’ pop up tent is permitted
Vendors for public sites will be approved and assigned at the discretion of the Vending Subcommittee based on selection criteria as stated in Telluride Municipal Code Section 6-4-40. 
  • Vending permits are non transferable
  • Other licenses are required i.e. business licenses, sales tax etc.
  • The use of gas generators is not allowed
  • There are 6 designated public vending areas, awarded by competitive application 
  • Apparatus and site size is limited
  • Display apparatus is to be removed from public property at the end of each working day
  • Tents are not allowed

Vending on Private Property


  • Only in designated areas and by permit
  • There is short term (festival) and long term vending allowed
  • Owner permission is required
  • Application to Town required
  • Other licenses are required i.e. business licenses, sales tax etc.
  • The use of gas generators is not allowed
  • Vending permits are non transferable