Hamilton updates rules for food trucks, peddlers

The city of Hamilton has news rules for where and when street vendors, including food trucks, can operate.

Among other things, vendors can use city parking spaces up to 12 straight hours, but cannot use handicapped spaces or spots limited to 30 minutes or less. Those using spaces with parking meters between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays will need a permit from the Public Works Department, which will cost $10 per day or $250 a year.

Also, peddlers, solicitors and canvassers must obtain licenses and identification cards. But such licenses and ID cards will not be required of anybody selling or soliciting without pay on behalf “of any recognized educational, political, civic, religious, medical or charitable organization or cause.”

The peddler license fee is unchanged at $50 and is good for a year.

Hamilton approved the changes last week.

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