Transient Vendor License

A person/business selling or offering to sell new merchandise to the public on temporary premises who does not have a permanent, fixed location in Tennessee where the business is conducted is considered a transient vendor. A transient vendor can be both a Tennessee resident or an out of Tennessee resident. A transient vendor is required to obtain a 14-day permit from this office to conduct business in this county and/or city. If the permit expires prior to the scheduled ending date a new permit must be obtained for an additional 14 days. If the temporary premises are located in the Urban Services District (USD), then the permit fee is $100.00. If located in the General Services District (GSD), the permit fee is $50.00. For additional information please contact (615) 862-6254.

Application forĀ Transient Vendor License

Examples of businesses requiring a transient vendor license are: Convention show booth tenants where products are sold; seminars where products are sold; out of state parades or special event participants.