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Licenses & Permits
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. Please call San Miguel County Environmental Health Department for more information.
Indemnification and liability insurance are required.
There are size limitations for carts. (Public property 5' x 8')
Signage shall be painted on or attached to the display apparatus/cart. There are size limitations on signage.
A Town of Telluride Business 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 (PDF)
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 $10 an item
Use of the permanent table next to the kiosk on the corner of Colorado and Pine by
non-profit organizations only,
is on a first-come, first-serve basis. No reservations are needed.
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