Code of the District of Columbia

§ 37–131.03. Vending locations.

(a) The Mayor shall designate the specific vending locations on sidewalks, roadways, and other public spaces where a person may vend.

(b) A person shall not vend from a location on a sidewalk, roadway, or other public space other than a vending location designated by the Mayor unless the person is vending at a special event or public market that has been issued a valid license or permit by the Mayor; provided, that notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, vending locations established pursuant to section 6(c-1)(3) of the Vending Regulation Temporary Act of 2008, effective June 5, 2008 (D.C. Law 17-172; 55 DCR 9144), and the District of Columbia Department of Transportation and Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Vending Consolidation of Public Space and Licensing Authorities Temporary Act of 2006, effective March 8, 2007 (D.C. Law 16-252; 54 DCR 631), shall remain designated vending locations unless:

(1) The space is to be used for a public purpose, including a roadway or public transportation needs, or to protect public safety; or

(2) The use of the real property in the immediate vicinity of the vending location changes and the Mayor determines, in his or her reasonable discretion, that the vending location is incompatible with such use.

(c) No more than 350 vending locations shall be established in Ward 2 at any time; provided, that vending locations on the National Mall shall not be included in this limitation.

(d) An authorization from the Mayor shall not be required for vending activities subject to § 5-331.05(h).