Sidewalk Vending

Our Sidewalk Vending Program is designed to provide opportunity for businesses of all sizes to capitalize on Juneau’s tourism and local economies, while adding value and vibrancy to the downtown.


Each year, opportunities to reserve a vending space in Downtown Juneau are presented on a first come, first serve basis. Applications are accepted beginning October 1, until spaces are sold out.


Street & Sidewalk Vending 
Must maintain at least five feet (5) of unobstructed sidewalk space between the cart and the edge of the sidewalk, is limited to twenty (20) square feet, and must be quickly and easily moved by one (1) person. We recommend a cart with wheels, that will fit within a 4′ x 5′ area. Please note that all projections are measured squared off, and that any extra items must also fit within the 4′ x 5′ area.

Sidewalk Cafes for Existing Restaurants
Tables, chairs, and other items must be removed from the sidewalk each evening at the close of business. Five (5) feet of unobstructed sidewalk space must be preserved for sidewalk traffic. No Smoking signage must be present.

Vendors May Sell

  • Food
  • Visual art depicting Southeast Alaskan scenes or history;
  • Goods handcrafted, primarily from materials indigenous to Southeast Alaska and vended directly by the permit holder;
  • Goods characteristic of the Russian-American period before October 18, 1867;
  • Goods characteristic of the early territorial period before 1930; and,
  • Goods characteristic of the heritage or culture of the Alaskan Natives of Southeast and sold directly by the artist.

Per CBJ Code 62.10.070 (j)

Each vendor must obtain at least $1,000,000.00 of public liability insurance naming the City & Borough of Juneau as an additional insured. Prior to beginning operation, a permittee must provide the City & Borough with a broker’s certificate of insurance including provision for notification to the City & Borough if the policy is modified, cancelled or terminated (CBJ Code 62.10.070 c.).

For public events, open flame permits are required for cooking/heating with an open flame, including use of sterno or other food warming devices.

Private events do not require an open flame permit.

To apply, use the Permit Center’s Online Permit Application.

  • In the Permit Type drop down select “Other Permits”
  • In the description box list: Open Flame for [your dates]
  • Equipment you’ll be using (ex: grill, fryer, sterno heat source, etc.)
  • Any other applicable information
  • Or call 586-0770 to speak with a permit technician

Cost is $50 per vendor. The permit is valid for one use as described in the ‘fire permit’ application, and can only be used for the purpose indicated.

Parks & Recreation Managed Land

Vending in Marine Park in Downtown Juneau, Savikko Park in South Douglas, and all other parks, is managed by Dave Pusich with Parks and Recreation. You may contact him at 907.586.5226 or [email protected].

Application Fee: Nonrefundable application fee of $50 due at submittal

Permit Fee: $150.00 per month

Per CBJ Code 62.10.070 (b)

Phone: 907.586.0770

Email: [email protected]

Physical Address:

Marine View Building

4th Floor

230 South Franklin Street

Juneau, AK 99801

Mailing Address:

155 Heritage Way

Juneau, AK 99801