Hawker and Peddler Application

A individual who goes from town to town or from place to place in the same town, selling goods to people passing by.

Division of Standards

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D.O.S. Consumer Complaint Form D.O.S. Consumer Complaint Form 

The Details of Hawker and Peddler Application

What you need for Hawker and Peddler Application

State Hawker and Peddler License Information:

THIS IS AN INDIVIDUAL APPLICATION- NOT FOR A GROUP OR BUSINESS.

The application fee is $62.00

Criminal Record Check:
A criminal record check may be required by your local Police in applying for a license. Check with the local Police Department where you live. If you do require a record check, please fill out the attached form and mail to The Criminal History Systems Board, 200 Arlington Street, Suite 2200, Chelsea, MA 02150.

Food Sales:
Any food selling requires a Health Certificate obtained from the local Board of Health, where you intend to sell your goods. Also a Sales Tax Registration Number must be obtained from the Department of Revenue located at the Saltonstall Building, 100 Cambridge St., Boston, MA.

Fish or Shellfish Sales:
In addition to the Hawkers and Peddlers License, a Retail Detailers Permit as required by Chapter 130 of Mass General Laws, must be obtained from the Division of Marine Fisheries located at the Saltonstall Building, Room 1901, 100 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA.

Local Rules and Regulations:
All licenses issued are subject to local rules and regulations. Applicants are advised to check with the local Police Departments concerning local rules, regulations and other restrictions prior to filing your application. Fees are not refundable once the license has been issued.

Any person under the age of 16 must obtain a work permit from the school district prior to licensing.

The license is good for 1 year.

RENEWALS: State Hawker and Peddler licenses are not renewable. You will need to go through the full application process.

NO CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR FORMS OF PAYMENTS ACCEPTED!

How to apply Hawker and Peddler Application

Forms of payment: cashier's check, money order, treasurer's check; please make checks payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Applications can be mailed to One Ashburton Place, Room 1115, Boston MA 02108.

All applications are processed and mailed the same day they are received in. 

NO CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED!

Next steps for Hawker and Peddler Application

Download the application.

Contact for Hawker and Peddler Application

Address
ONE ASHBURTON PLACE , ROOM 1115, BOSTON, MA 02108
Online
D.O.S. Consumer Complaint Form D.O.S. Consumer Complaint Form 
Fax
617-727-5705

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