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Mobile Merchant

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A Mobile Merchant is any person who sells any type of tangible property at or adjacent to the vehicle in which the property is carried. 


$100 Non-refundable application fee

$50 Annual permit fee for responsible operator


Tempe City Code §24-16 to §24-35 


Mobile Merchant Business License Application
Mobile Merchant Individual License Application

Application packet must contain the following:

  • Business Application
  • Individual Application
  • Vehicle insurance certificate 
  • Maricopa County Health Department Certificate (food sales only)

Note: Responsible vehicle operator must submit fingerprints

$22 fingerprint fee per person

Fingerprint cards created by licensing office

Digital photographs of applicants taken by licensing staff

Application packet is forwarded to:

1. Police Department