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Licenses & Permits

Sales Licenses

All peddlers, itinerant merchants, and mobile merchants (in goods, wares, and merchandise or other articles of value) must obtain a Sales License to do so.  A valid Indiana Retail Merchants Certificate and/or a valid County Health Department permit must be obtained and presented before a Sales License is issued.

To apply for a Sales License, visit the Planning Department at City Hall, 102 South Buffalo Street, Warsaw.  For questions, call (574) 372-9550.

Definitions

  • Itinerant Merchant – Merchants selling goods not out of a permanent building, on a property to which they have no ownership.
  • Peddler – Merchants selling goods on foot, door to door.
  • Mobile Merchant – Merchants selling goods out of a vehicle from multiple locations per day.


Application Requirements

  • Valid photo ID Card
  • Proof of valid Indiana Retail Merchants Certificate and/or a valid county health department permit (where applicable)
  • Proof of valid permit from Warsaw Police Department at least 30 days in advance for events that may affect traffic flow
  • Receipt of applicable fee and verification of application


Fees

Residency

Fee per Day per Person

One Year Fee

Resident of City of Warsaw

$5.00

$100.00

Resident of Kosciusko County

$5.00

$300.00

Resident of State of Indiana

$50.00

$1,000.00

Reside Outside of Indiana

$100.00

$3,000.00


Regulations

  • Licenses are for one calendar year, beginning January 1 and expiring December 31 within the year issued.
  • You may not sell between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
  • Solicitation in or on a street is prohibited where it will endanger the safety or welfare of any occupants of a motor vehicle, impede the free flow of vehicular traffic, or obstruct or distract the view of any driver of any motor vehicle on the traveled portion of any street.


Exceptions

  • You do not need a Sales License to sell food items grown in the county or to sell at special events sponsored by the City of Warsaw that take place within city limits.
  • A veteran who holds an honorable discharge from the United States armed forces and resides within Kosciusko County is exempt from license fees (but must still obtain a license).
  • A one-time event exception is allowed during any calendar year for 501(c)(3) charitable organizations for two consecutive days, provided the organization has applied for and received a permit from the Warsaw Police Department at least 30 days in advance of the first day of the event.  

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