Application Process

  • Vending On Public Property

The Town of Telluride accepts applications for a limited number of vending sites on public property. The application fee is $40. Sites are approved and assigned at the discretion of the Vending Subcommittee. The Telluride Vending Code has more detailed information. In all cases, a Vending Permit Application is required. Please see application for a more in-depth overview of the regulations and requirements. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Winter Vending Season


  • Applications due by August 15
  • Application fee is $40
  • Season is October 15 through May 14
  • Vending Permit for season is $250

Summer Vending Season


  • Applications are due by by March 15
  • Application fee is $40
  • Season is May 15 through October 14
  • Vending Permit for the season is $500
North Spruce Street Market
    • Vending of fruits and vegetables on the mall
    • Summer Season only
    • Vending Permit for the season is $200
Late applications may be considered at the discretion of the Vending Subcommittee by written request from the Applicant including an explanation for the late filing, and with a $40.00 late application fee. 

Vendors for public sites will be approved and assigned at the discretion of the Vending Subcommittee based on selection criteria as stated in Telluride Municipal Code Section 6-4-40. 
  • Vending permits are non transferable
  • Other licenses are required i.e. business licenses, sales tax etc.
  • The use of gas generators is not allowed
  • There are 6 designated public vending areas, awarded by competitive application 
  • Apparatus and site size is limited
  • Display apparatus is to be removed from public property at the end of each working day
  • Tents are not allowed

Vending on Private Property


  • Only in designated areas and by permit
  • Public noticing is required
  • There is short term (festival) and long term vending allowed
  • Long term vending on private property is allowed on Colorado Avenue between Willow and Aspen Streets only
  • Short term vending on private property is allowed no earlier than the Thursday preceding a major festival event and ends the Monday following a major festival event
  • Owner permission is required
  • Application to Town required
  • Other licenses are required i.e. business licenses, sales tax etc.
  • The use of gas generators is not allowed
  • Vending permits are non transferable