Street Vending

LA County Library has Partnered with the Department of Economic Opportunity to Help You Become a Successful Street Vendor.

Food truck in the cityAre you interested in becoming a street vendor in Los Angeles County? The process to acquire a license can seem complicated but we’ve gathered some information to help guide you through the many important steps.

The Safe Sidewalk Vending Act (SB 946) was passed in 2019 to decriminalize street vending throughout the State of California. It allows local authorities to develop guidelines and infrastructure to formalize the street vending industry. We want to help you better understand those guidelines, and to aid in your success as a street vendor in Los Angeles County.

The DEO is hosting select informational sessions at some LA County Library locations. Potential sidewalk vendors can learn how to start up and thrive, while also ensuring safe and healthy communities through compliant sidewalk vending operations. Events will be posted on this page as they a scheduled.

Resources for Street Vendors

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Use your LA County Library card to access these helpful videos on LinkedIn Learning.

  • Introduction to Bookkeeping for Small Business Owners
  • Bookkeeping for Small Business
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing: Strategy and Optimization
  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Review the Proposed LA County Sidewalk Vending Ordinance.

Take a look over the Sidewalk Vending Ordinance to see how it impacts your business.

When you’re finished reviewing it, complete the online feedback form linked below to make sure your voice is heard.

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Get More Help!

Visit the Department of Economic Opportunity website to learn more about how they can assist LA County street vendors.

Connect to OSB or Partners
Call DEO’s Office of Small Business or our partners, Community Power Collective, at (844)-432-4900.

In-Person Visits
Visit the Office of Small Business, Monday to Friday, 8am to 4:30pm at 4716 E. Cesar E. Chavez, Los Angeles 90022.

Access Online Services
Access online support by submitting your question at our East LA Entrepreneur Center – Concierge Service!

Get the FAQs
Learn valuable information from the County of Los Angeles Public Health department frequently asked questions.

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