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Illegal Food Vendor Enforcement during Fiesta
updated: Jul 23, 2014, 2:17 PM

Source: SBPD

Due to public health concerns stemming from the increasing presence of illegal food vendors around the Old Spanish Days Fiesta parades and venues, the Santa Barbara Police Department, Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department, and Santa Barbara County Public Health Department will be strictly enforcing state and local ordinances pertaining to roving food vending during this year's Fiesta. Violators may be arrested or cited and may have their property, including money, seized as evidence of their illegal activity.

The following is a summary of some of the ordinances that will be enforced; for full descriptions please refer to the respective codes.

Santa Barbara Municipal Code 5.32.040, Permit Required

It shall be unlawful for any peddler or solicitor to peddle or solicit within the City without a permit issued by the Tax and Permit Inspector.

Santa Barbara County Code of Ordinances Section 16-23, Health Permit Required

No person shall conduct, operate, or open to the public any business, occupation, activity, or vending machine, whether or not at a fixed location, without having first obtained a Health Permit.

California Retail Food Code (Health & Safety Code) 114381(a), Permits

A food facility shall not be open for business without a valid permit.

 

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