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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

The Details of Hawker and Peddler Application

What you need for Hawker and Peddler Application

Please note: Cash is no longer accepted as a form of payment.

State Hawker and Peddler License Information:

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

The Hawker and Peddler Application. The 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.

 

Fees for Hawker and Peddler Application

Name Fee Unit
Hawker and Peddler $62 Per individual application each year.

How to apply Hawker and Peddler Application

We only accept payment by money order or check (personal,business or bank check). Make checks payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

We do not accept any other form of payment including cash and credit/debit cards.

Mail Application and Payment to:

Division of Standards

One Ashburton Place, Room 1115

Boston, MA 02108

We only accept payment by money order or check (personal, business or bank check). Make checks payable to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

We do not accept any other form of payment including cash and credit/debit cards.

Walk-in service:

Division of Standards

One Ashburton Place, Room 1115

Boston, MA 02108

Same day registration is available provided the applicant has submitted all required documents and fees.

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
Fax
(617) 727-5705

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