HAC Hears Mobile Vendor Regulations

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A recommendation from Hermiston’s business community to regulate mobile vendors in the city was heard by the City of Hermiston Hispanic Advisory Committee Monday.  The proposed regulations establish time limits for mobile vendors and ensure that mobile vendors comply with other parts of Hermiston City Code.


A full list of the proposed regulations can be found HERE, but several key points from the proposal include:

  1. Requiring mobile vendors who operate at one location for more than 14 days per year to obtain a city permit.
  2. Limiting the length of a permit to 180 days per year for any one location.
  3. Establishing parking requirements consistent with current City Code.
  4. Prohibiting permanent seating and shade structures.
  5. Requiring the vendors to truly be “mobile.”


Several exemptions to the proposed regulations have been included for vendors at the Umatilla County Fair, vendors who receive approval to operate on city owned property or public rights-of-way, vendors operating at one location for 14 days or less in a 12 month period, and charitable organizations doing fund-raising.


The Hermiston Business Advisory Committee (BAC), at its January 17 meeting, made the recommendation that the City Council regulate mobile vendors.  The City Council agreed to look into the issue at its January 25 meeting.  The BAC will now hear the proposed regulations and offer comments at its February 21 meeting.  The City Council will then hear and discuss the proposed regulations, along with the comments from the Hispanic and Business Advisory Committees at their February 25 work session.  Final action on the proposed regulations is not expected at the February 25 meeting.

Read an English version of the proposed regulations HERE

Read a Spanish version of the proposed regulations HERE


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