Get your permits

ELKTON — It’s almost that time of the year again, when local vendors are out in the community serving up summertime treats to residents. 

Before being cleared to sell, vendors must apply for a transient vendor permit through the town before selling items. The application requirements includes but is not limited to three references, a copy of Maryland's Sales and Use Tax License, proof of insurance and driver's license. 

There is also a health department application Food Service Facility Application for mobile food vendors that must be complete in order to legally be a transient vendor in the county. This application can be found on the Cecil County Health Department website and has a fee of $200 

This is a key requirement, one Elkton town official says, as the Cecil County Health Department inspects the mobile-operation and equipment. 

“It’s a public health issue,” the official said, adding that permits cost $50 for six months and $100 for the year. 

Vendors should also keep in mind that written permission from property owners is required in order to set up shop. 

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