How to get a vendor’s license

If you want to sell food or handmade crafts at a specific site on municipal land, you need to have a vendor’s license.

Artisan Applications will be accepted beginning Wednesday, March 1, 2023. 

There are two (2) ways to apply for an Artisan License on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.  

  1. You can apply online (Note: payments can be made by VISA, Mastercard and American Express . A debit credit card will not be accepted by the online system), or;
  2. Apply in person at Bayers Road Customer Service Centre (7071 Bayers Road, Halifax 1st floor) or at Alderney Customer Service Centre (40 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth,1st floor) between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For further details, please read the 2023 first day HRM Sells Artisan Licenses.  

There are four different kinds of vendor’s licenses in Halifax:

  • Food Service Vehicle
  • Food Stand
  • Bicycle Wagon
  • Artisan Stand
Vending Type Fee
Vending Type Fee
Food Service Vehicle $1060
Bicycle Wagon $170
Stand $300
Artisans and Crafts People - Spring Garden Road $42
Artisans and Crafts People - Waterfront (Sackville Landing and Nathan Green) $320
Artisans and Crafts People - Ferry Terminal Park $140
Newspaper Boxes $65

Ready to apply?

To apply online you'll need a customer portal account. Not sure how to do that? View the job aide for setting up your customer portal account.

Apply Online


The applicant/license holder shall be familiar with and abide by all vending regulations in accordance with By-Law C-501. In accordance with Section 39 of By-Law C-501, a site license may not be permitted to operate during a Festival or Special Event approved by HRM.