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Vending Licence

About the
Vending License Program

The Vending and Vendor Market Programme was created to facilitate micro-enterprise in Bermuda and to provide an pathway for budding entrepreneurs and small roadside vendors to test their products and organically grow their business before being committed to a storefront location.

BEDC has an active programme to not only create vendor markets when opportunities arise, but to work with stakeholders to assist them in creating vendor markets as vibrant places to regenerate their communities. BEDC can assist with expertise, infrastructure, marketing and resources support to registered vendors who want to work together to create vendor markets. Whether individually or collectively, a vending license is required to vend in public places and is only required for the sale of retail goods (not services). Bermuda-made or locally-grown goods are not required to have a vending license.

Vending means selling goods by retail to passersby in a public place and includes offering or exposing goods for such sale.

To purchase a vending license, please fill out the Vending License application form. Once approved, a member of our team will be in contact with you with purchasing instructions.

What is a Vendor?

A Vendor is a person who sells, offers, or exposes goods for sale to passersby from a stall.

What is Vending?

Vending means selling goods by retail to passersby in a public place and includes offering or exposing goods for such sale. It no longer means selling door to door. The following activities are not vending under the Vending Act:

  • the sale of goods by licensed Auctioneer;
  • the sale of agricultural produce or horticultural produce;
  • the sale of fish by a registered fisherman:
  • supplying a service;
  • the sale of food and drink by a person temporarily licensed to operate a food stall by the Department of Health;
  • the sale of Bermuda-made products;
  • selling newspapers;
  • selling goods only at a fair, carnival, circus, or public exhibition; or
  • selling goods where the profits are used solely for a charitable purpose.
The details of the loan programme are as follows:
Annual Cost
$100 (12 Month Licence). Payable at the time of the application.
Seasonal Licence Cost
$25 (3 Month License). Payable at the time of the application.

A Vendor can only be Bermudian, Spouse of a Bermudian, or PRC holder. A Vendor must be 16 years or older to receive a vending license.

Terms & Conditions:
  • The vending license does not entitle the holder to a vehicle license nor permit 
  • The vending license does not entitle the holder to a health license
  • This license does not entitle the holder to vend in a public park or on government land without permission from those relevant Ministries 
  • This license does not entitle the holder to vend within the Municipalities without said permission from those entities 

Please ensure that you have reviewed the checklist below and have all the necessary information needed to apply. Complete and compile all information below, BEFORE filling out the application.

The Application
Must be filled out completely, accurately by the business owner.
Three (3) References, on the 3 separate forms
Please write/type your name on the line below and give this form to a current/former employer, associate, clergy, professional, or colleague (i.e. someone who knows you well) to fill out on your behalf. This person cannot be related to you nor an alternate person manning your vending business.
Vending License References Form Template
Recent Utility Bill
Showing your residential address, must match address on application.
Identification/ Copy of ID
Demonstrates that the applicant is Bermudian. (e.g. Bermudian Passport or Driver’s Licence/ID). If a Spouse of a Bermudian or a PRC holder, documents validating this must be submitted.
Headshot (White Background)
Passport style photo of the applicant required to affix to vendor license. Please ensure that the photo has a blank white background (shoulders up, looking straight, no hats or shades).
Submit Business Profile
Submit your Business Profile. Once you hit submit, one of our officers will vet your information and add it to our register. You will then be given your BEDC Member #, Business Register #, Vending License # (if applicable). This can take up to 2 business days.
Submit Application
Navigate to Micro Loan Form in the BEDC Member Portal. Fill out the application form, supplying us with all information and documents required. Before beginning your application, please take note of the product checklist that outlines all information needed in order to process your application.
Application Approval
After your application has been processed, it will be submitted for approval. If your application is approved you will be notified, the product will be issued to your account and funds will be disbursed (if applicable). *Applications will be processed within 15 business days of BEDC receiving of ALL necessary information and requirements.