Food and Merchandise Vending Program

Franklin Street Mall Vending

To increase public use and enjoyment of Franklin Street Mall (Mall) in downtown Tampa, the City has approved the sale of food and wares on Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Anyone wishing to sell food or goods on Franklin Street Mall must have a current business license, insurance and a valid Vending Permit.

Franklin Street Mall is the area of Franklin Street that lies to the north of Jackson Street and to the south of Madison Street.

Food Cart Vending 

Tampa Parks and Recreation allows food cart vending at fixed locations within city parks. Applications are reviewed by the Parks and Recreation Director or authorized designee and will be granted to applicants who best meet the needs of the public that we are aiming to serve.

Because only a limited number of park vending permits will be issued it is strongly recommended that an applicant obtain preliminary park vending approval before purchasing vending equipment or required licenses.

For more information, please call 813-274-5743 or email


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