How Do You Get A Vendors License?


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lesley louis Profile
lesley louis answered
A Vendors licenses is for someone who wishes to make sales that are subject to the sales tax in a fixed place.  This usually comes to mean sales made from vehicles such as ice cream vans, hot dog stands and toffee apple vendors.  To acquire a vendors license you will need to:

Approach the local authority in the region which you wish to hold your business (Council if you’re in the UK).  They will provide you with the necessary paperwork.  Please be aware that depending on the nature of your business, you may be required to have more than one license.  It all depends on the laws of the state/country and what the authorities say..

When you speak to the local authority, ask how much the license (and any others you may need) cost as they most likely won’t be free.  There will be an administration fee and possibly even a deposit to be paid.  Keep in mind that you will also need to renew the license every year or so (length of license will vary).

Complete your application and return it to them in the allotted time limit (if there is one).  Try to be as precise about your business as possible in terms of working hours, number of staff you plan to have and where you plan to operate.

Your business will likely be inspected by a representative of the local authority.  This is more poignant if your business is selling food stuffs.  They will need to know that you are keeping to health and safety regulations.  If they find that you are not, they have the power to shut you down immediately.  Also keep in mind that health and safety inspectors do not make appointments.  They simply turn up to catch you off guard.

For more details regarding the regulations of vendors licenses, see this site:
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George Buttman answered
You can obtain your vendors license online via The site offers every state, county, and local business license, permit, & tax registration online. It also offers corporate services like research, filing, audit, and outsourcing.
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Aun Jafery answered
Vendor's licenses are of basically four types of service, retail, transient and delivery. These licenses are required for the generation of state sales tax revenue. Retail licenses are required for business related to the selling of merchandise from a fixed place of business, service vendor license is needed by firms in fields of data processing and placement, transient licenses are for selling goods at the state level and delivery license for goods that are delivered within a particular area. These licenses are issued by the relevant municipal and state bodies. For instance in the State of Ohio in the United States the retail vendor's license is issued by the Auditor's Office. Most vendors' licenses are issued by the State Department of Taxation. On certain government properties certain vendor licenses are auctioned to perspective parties.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I want to sell clothing in a mobile truck in florida
Daryl Profile
Daryl answered
Through my research I was able to find this website where they're able to get my business licenses but also help me out with all the other necessary paper work.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I need to obtain a license to sell items during an event over the 4th of July. I live in Woodland Hills California. Where do I go and what do I need to do?
Scotty Miller Profile
Scotty Miller answered
I want to sell hats and shirts me and my friends are making, is there an age restriction and or price for getting a vending license?
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Felicia Perkins answered
How do I get a licensed to sell icey from a cart and do I have to pay for the license .I already have a licensed for daycare .or do I have to get a different license to sell icey in brooklyn or parks.
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Anonymous answered
How can I get a NYC vendors license? Is it easier for a Veteran to get a license? What do I need in order to obtain the license? How much for the fees? Are there specific locations that I can or cannot sell at?

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