How to Be a Maxwell Street Market Vendor

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Maxwell Street Market

Hours Of Operations

 

  • The Maxwell Street Market operates year-round on Sundays from 9am until 3pm, weather permitting
  • The Maxwell Street Market Office is open for Vendors on Fridays from 9am–4pm and Sundays from 7am–2pm

 

Vendor Application

 

In order to apply for Maxwell Street Market, ALL applicants must:

  • Complete and submit the Application Packet
    • Maxwell Street Market Vendor Application
    • Maxwell Street Market Vendor Agreement
    • Disclosure of Indebtedness to the City of Chicago
      • All applicants must complete the Affidavit of Disclosure of Indebtedness to the City of Chicago when applying to vend at Maxwell Street Market. In accordance with Section 4-4-150 of the Municipal Code of Chicago, no vendor permit shall be issued to any applicant who has unsettled debt with the City. Proof of payment plan or bill payment is required prior to space purchase.
  • Submit a copy of Current Driver’s License, State ID, Matricula Consular ID or Passport
  • Submit a copy of current Sales IBT/IDOR Number or Certificate (Illinois Business Tax ID #/Illinois Department of Revenue #)
      • IBT ID/IDOR numbers can be obtained by applying online at mytax.illinois.gov or in person at the Illinois Department of Revenue, located in the basement of the Thompson Center at 100 W. Randolph St.
  • Submit a copy of Current Vehicle Insurance
      • Vendors using autos to transport goods to and from the market must maintain Auto Liability.
 

Food Vendors must also:

(Does not apply to produce sold by farmers, growers or wholesalers.)

  • Complete the Prepared Food Vendor Application or Mobile Food Vendor Application
  • Submit a copy of Commercial General Liability Insurance Policy or equivalent with limits not less than $1,000,000 per occurrence, for bodily injury, personal injury and property damage liability.
      • Coverage must include, but not be limited to, the following: All premises and operations, products/completed operations, separation of insureds, defense, liquor liability when applicable, products and completed operations for food or beverages for consumption, food or beverage contamination, and contractual liability (not to include Endorsement CG 21 39 or equivalent). The City of Chicago is to be named as an additional insured on a primary, noncontributory basis.
      • Vendors that will be using autos to transport goods to and from the market must also maintain Auto Liability.
  • Provide a copy of valid City of Chicago Summer Festival Food Vendor Sanitation Certificate bearing their name
  • Provide a current Health Inspection Report for licensed kitchen where food is prepared (NO food may be prepared in a home kitchen unless certified under Illinois Cottage Food Law).

Please send or bring* completed application and supporting documents to:
Maxwell Street Market
800 S. Desplaines Street
Chicago, IL 60607
*Kindly note that our office hours are Fridays, 9am–4pm and
Sundays, 7am–2pm

Completed packets may also be emailed to Maxwellstreet@cityofchicago.org

Maxwell Street Market Vendor Application Packet

 

Vendor Expectations

 

Vendors are expected to:

  • Set-up by 9am and vend until 3pm
  • Purchase vending space by Sunday at 8:15am
  • Load-In from 7am until 9am
  • Load-Out from 3pm until 4:30pm
  • Supply their own tables, chairs, tents and weights for their space
  • Remove all unauthorized vehicles from the Market grounds by 8:45am or they will be subject to citation or tow

 

Market Fees

 

Single Day Vendor Permits

 

Food

10' x 30' space or food truck........................................... $125.00 per week
10' x 10' space or food cart............................................. $50.00 per week

 

General Merchandise

10' x 10' space................................................................... $30.00 per week

 

Note: New Applicants may apply as Featured Vendor with Annual Reservation Fee or as Single Day Vendor.

Permit payments may be made via Credit Card, Debit Card or Money Order (made payable to City of Chicago).

 

Featured Vendor Permits (Maxwell Street Vendor for less than 5 consecutive years):

 

Annual Reservation (formerly Renewal) Fee - $75.00

Food

10' x 30' space or food truck........................................... $370.00 per month, or
10' x 30' space or food truck........................................... $150.00 per week
10' x 10' space or food cart............................................. $140.00 per month, or
10' x 10' space or food cart............................................. $40.00 per week

 

General Merchandise

10' x 10' space..................................................................... $85.00 per month, or
10' x 10' space..................................................................... $25.00 per week
14' x 24'-30' space (space and vehicle)............................. $210.00 per month, or
14' x 24'-30' space (space and vehicle)............................. $60.00 per week

 

Legacy Vendor Permits (Maxwell Street Vendor for more than 5 consecutive years):

 

Annual Reservation (formerly Renewal) Fee - $50.00

Food

10' x 30' space or food truck........................................... $315.00 per month, or
10' x 30' space or food truck........................................... $90.00 per week
10' x 10' space or food cart............................................. $125.00 per month, or
10' x 10' space or food cart............................................. $35.00 per week

 

General Merchandise

10' x 10' space..................................................................... $70.00 per month, or
10' x 10' space................................................,,................... $20.00 per week
14' x 24'-30' space (space and vehicle)............................. $175.00 per month, or
14' x 24'-30' space (space and vehicle)............................. $50.00 per week

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