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Peddler, Solicitor, Transient Merchant, Mobile Food Unit permit

 To apply for a  PEDDLERS, SOLICITORS AND TRANSIENT MERCHANTS permit please read Chapter 122 of the Bondurant Municipal Code. You may find the application here.

Interested in a Mobile Food Unit Permit? Call City Hall at 515-967-2418 to review guidelines.

Mobile Food Unit License

Click here for the Mobile Food Unit Checklist of requirements.

In March of 2016 the City of Clive adopted Ordinance 1030 for the permitting and regulation of mobile food units, commonly referred to as “food trucks,” but is applicable to any form of mobile food vending, including push carts, trailers, trucks, etc.  Click here to view the full ordinance.

It is unlawful to engage in mobile food vending without first obtaining a mobile food unit license.

Click here to print an application form.

A mobile food unit license is an annual license that must be renewed prior to the first event after that date

All mobile food units that have cooking facilities or use products with grease laden vapors, (Class III and Class IV state licenses) shall be inspected annually by the Fire Department prior to initiation of business operations within the city.  To schedule an inspection, please call 971-1282. 

After the fire inspection (if applicable), please turn your completed application and application fee(s) in to the Bondurant City Hall at:

Bondurant City Hall
200 2nd St NE

Bondurant, IA 50035

Fee Schedule:

Annual Mobile Food Unit License Fee............. $100
6 Month Mobile Food Unit License Fee........... $50
1 Week Mobile Food Unit License Fee................. $30

1 Day Mobile Food Unit License Fee................. $20

Upon completion of the review process and a determination of compliance with the applicable regulations, the city clerk will issue a mobile food unit license

Mobile Food Vending… When and Where?
The statements below are general guidelines that in no way supersede or take the place of any applicable City Code.

Public Property/Parks:
No mobile food unit may be operated on public property except as part of an approved event under a Special Event Permit or within a City Park as authorized by the City of Bondurant. Requests for authorization to vend within a City Park or greenway (not as part of a City permitted Special Event) may be submitted no less than five (5) days and no more than fifteen (15) days prior to the requested day of vending.  Vending on public property is limited to the granted hours of the related Special Event Permit or the posted hours of the corresponding City Park.  Want to vend in a Park?  Call 515-967-2418 First!

 Commercial/Industrial Property:
The mobile food vendor must obtain expressed written consent of the property owner or lessee to use the property on which they propose to operate. The written consent must be kept in the unit at all times that the unit is on the property.  Vending on commercial, industrial or office properties is limited to the posted operating hours of the consenting business hosting the mobile food vendor. Want to vend in a business’s parking lot? Get their written permission First and operate during their hours.

 Residential Property:
Mobile food units are only allowed to vend on residential properties as part of an approved residential block party or private catering arrangement, so long as it is in compliance with all other city code requirements related to residential property.  Want to vend at a house?  Only if it’s for a permitted block party or if you are catering a private event. 

Please contact the City of Bondurant's office if you have any questions:
515-967-2418
nvanhouten@cityofbondurant.com

Below is the Iowa Code 2014

9C.3  Application for license.

  Any transient merchant as defined herein, desiring a transient merchant’s license shall at least ten days prior to the first day any sale is made, file with the secretary of state of the state of Iowa an application in writing duly verified by the person, firm, corporation, partnership or association proposing to sell or offer to sell at retail any goods, wares or merchandise, or to engage in or conduct a temporary or intermittent business for the sale at retail of any goods, wares or merchandise, which application shall state the following facts:

  1.  The name, residence and post office address of the person, firm, corporation, partnership or association making the application, and if a corporation, the names and addresses of the officers thereof, and if a firm, partnership or association and not a corporation, the names and addresses of all members thereof.

  2.  If the application be made by an agent, bailee, consignee or employee, the application shall so state and set out the name and address of such agent, bailee, consignee or employee and shall also set out the name and address of the owner of the goods, wares and merchandise to be sold or offered for sale.

  3.  The application shall state whether or not the applicant has an Iowa retailers sales tax permit and if the applicant has such permit, shall state the number of such permit.

  4.  If the applicant be a corporation, the application shall state whether or not the applicant is an Iowa corporation or a foreign corporation, and if a foreign corporation, shall state whether or not such corporation is authorized to do business in Iowa.

  5.  The value of the goods to be sold or offered for sale or the average inventory to be carried by any such transient merchant engaging in or conducting an intermittent or temporary business as the case may be.

  6.  The date or dates upon which said goods, wares or merchandise shall be sold or offered for sale, or the date or dates upon which it is the intention of the applicant to engage in or conduct a temporary or intermittent business.

  7.  The location and address where such goods, wares or merchandise shall be sold or offered for sale, or such business engaged in or conducted.

[C58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, §81A.3]

C93, §9C.3