Street Vending Details for 2013 Inauguration
The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs is pleased to announce street vending license details for Inauguration Day on Monday, January 21, 2013.
Step 5. Lottery. The lottery for the 2013 Inauguration will take place January 9, 10, and 11, 2013. The lottery will occur only after DCRA has designated the approved vending areas, in conjunction with federal and District law enforcement officials.
The official 2013 Inauguration vending locations will be identified prior to the lottery week. After confirmation of these vending locations, DCRA will EMAIL qualified applicants in the order in which their applications were received and inform them of their lottery date. All applicant vendors will leave DCRA on their respective days knowing what location they were randomly assigned. Applicant vendors are required to pay the cashier the appropriate fees the same day that you receive your vending location.
Step 6. Inspections. All Inaugural Vendors must complete a health inspection that will be conducted by the Department of Health (DOH). Upon receiving your actual DCRA Inaugural vending license, DCRA will inform each vendor of the date, time and location of their respective health inspections. You must complete and pass this inspection in order to vend during the inaugural events. Any vendor who fails to complete this last piece of the process will NOT be able to vend during the inauguration. NO REFUNDS will be issued for failure to complete this last step.
DOH’s FSHISD will schedule a vending inspection round-up prior to the commencement of events. This round-up will occur on Friday, January 18, 2013 and Saturday, January 19, 2013, beginning at 7:00 a.m. During this time, approved vendors will receive a DOH Inaugural sticker valid for work during the Inauguration period only. The round-up will be used to check compliance with the DC Food Code as well as other applicable vending regulations pursuant to District of Columbia rules and regulations. For additional information or questions regarding 2013 Presidential Inaugural Food Vending, please contact the DOH Food Safety & Hygiene Inspection Services Division at (202) 535-2042. DOH must inspect all mobile food trucks prior to any Inaugural Vending. After DOH completes their inspection, you will be given final approval to operate your food service for Inauguration 2013.