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Vendors and Buskers

Not every business in Yarmouth has a permanent structure to call home, but they are no less important to the local economy.

However, not just anyone can set up a seafood cart on Main Street, or sell ice cream door-to-door, or even plug in a vending machine – at least, not without the right approvals in place. Our Street Vendors By-Law lays out all the different requirements you have to meet before setting up a souvenir stand or a busking event. These requirements include filling out the proper forms, paying the appropriate fees, and ensuring that you conduct your business only in one of the town's designated vending sites.

To see exactly where your next business venture fits into the town's rules for vendors, check out the  pdf Brochure (1.59 MB) and Street Vendors By-Law. To start the process fill out the  pdf registration form (90 KB) and contact:

Bylaw Enforcement Officer
400 Main St.
Yarmouth, NS B5A 1G2
Phone: (902) 742-2521 
Fax: (902) 742-6244

We've included the vending fee schedule below. 

Type of VendingPer YearPer MonthHST
Mobile Vending Unit $500.00 $200.00  HST exempt
Push Cart Vending Unit $50/unit    HST exempt 
Door-to-Door Vending $200.00 $50.00  HST exempt
Auxiliary Vending $0.00 $0.00  
Designated Site $500.00 $200.00  HST exempt
Umbrella Event $100/event    HST exempt
Non Profit Event or Unit  $0.00 $0.00  


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Busker Performances Welcome Downtown

Jugglers, musicians, living statues – family-friendly entertainment is welcome in downtown Yarmouth! Help us bring fun to the streets this tourist season. There are no permit or fee requirements, just a few rules of thumb. Check out the guidelines below or pdf download the full brochure (1.59 MB) .

Town of Yarmouth

 This is an exciting time for the Town of Yarmouth. By working together, we can meet today’s challenges and build a better future.”

Pam Mood


Town of Yarmouth
400 Main Street
Yarmouth, B5A 1G2

  (902) 742-2521
  (902) 742-6244

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