Do I need a permit to sell flowers on the sidewalk or street?

Yes. In the City of Hanford, it is unlawful for a vendor to sell or display any food or merchandise without first obtaining a vendor permit and a business license. In addition, there are conditions that regulate the use of public right-of-way by peddlers and vendors that are related to objective health, safety, or welfare concerns. Failure to comply with governing codes may result in receiving an administrative or criminal citation, and the possibly of the goods and merchandise being confiscated.

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1. As a new homeowner or tenant, how do I find out what I can or cannot do on my property?
2. Do I have to give my name and telephone number when I call in a complaint?
3. How can I find out who turned me in?
4. How do I report a violation?
5. How much time do I have to clear violations?
6. My neighbors have violations too. Why aren't you investigating them?
7. The violation existed before I bought the property. Why am I responsible for clearing the violation?
8. What are the regulations for placing trash and recyclable containers out for pick-up?
9. What are the regulations regarding fences?
10. What do I do if I receive a "Citation" or "Stop Work Order" ?
11. What do I need to do to clear the violation?
12. What kind of signs can I use for my business?
13. When can I have a garage / yard sale?
14. I have made a complaint. How long do I have to wait before I see something being done?
15. Do I need a permit to sell flowers on the sidewalk or street?