VENDOR INFORMATION

thank you to those who signed up for star spangled spectacular. We are currently at capacity, and will accept your vendor interest forms for our future events. 

 
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I WOULD LIKE TO BE A VENDOR AT A TOWN OF MARANA EVENT. WHAT DO I DO FIRST?

We are excited to have you! Please fill out a vendor form with all your information. A Town of Marana employee will contact you very soon and walk you through the process. Please keep in mind that vendors are reserved on a first-come first-served basis. Filling out a request form does not ensure a spot, but we still want to work with you and will let you know about upcoming opportunities. 


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After approval, HOW MUCH DO I PAY?

The Town of Marana requires payment from all vendors at events to reserve your space. The fee varies depending on type of business and type of event. 

COMMERCIAL BUSINESSES

  • $100 for signature events (Star Spangled Spectacular / Cotton Festival / Holiday Festival)  
    • includes power and waives fee for 10-day temporary Marana business license
  • $25 for non-signature events (any other Town event)

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

  • $50 for signature events (Star Spangled Spectacular / Cotton Festival / Holiday Festival) -
    • includes power and does not usually require a Marana business license
  • $25 for non-signature events (any other Town event)

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i'm ready to pay. hOW DO I RESERVE MY VENDOR SPOT?

Once approved, you will be contacted about your options for paying your fee. The Town of Marana accepts payment by cash, check, or by credit card over the phone. Please contact our Development Services at 520-382-2600 to make your payment. 


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DO I NEED A BUSINESS LICENSE in order to be approved?

YES! YOU NEED A LICENSE IF YOU ARE A:

  • Commercial/for-profit vendor making a point of sale at the event.
  • Commercial/for-profit vendor collecting information (names and contact information that could be used for a future sale) at the event. 

YOU MAY NOT NEED A LICENSE IF YOU ARE A:

  • Nonprofit Organization.
  • Commercial/for-profit vendor who is only handing out information (no point of sale is being made, nor are you collecting information for future sales).

If a vendor already has a business license in the Town of Marana, they do not need to get another business license for the event. 

HOW DO I OBTAIN A TOWN OF MARANA BUSINESS LICENSE?

Vendors can acquire any of the following licenses for the event:

  • 1-year business license = $50 first year, $40 annual renewal fee
  • 10-day business license = $20* 

* Fees for signature events include a 10-day temporary Marana business license if needed

TO BE CERTAIN IF YOU NEED A BUSINESS LICENSE OR TO ACQUIRE ONE, PLEASE CONTACT LAURA PERRY AT (520) 382-1918


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DO I NEED A FOOD SERVICES PERMIT?

Vendors planning to sell food must posses a food service permit from the Pima County Health Department. You can reach them at (520)243-7770. The Town of Marana will not refund any fees or deposits to any vendor closed for lack of permit or for failing inspection. 

  • If you do not have a food permit you can purchase a 10-day Temporary Food Service Permit. More information can be found at Pima County Health Department website.

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SALES TAX

On the day of the event, your point of sale will be in Marana, Arizona. Since your sales tax goes to the location of that point of sale, you will use the code MA on your tax return to pay those taxes, even if your business is located outside Marana.


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FIRE MARSHAL

All vendor setups are subject to inspection by the Fire Marshal and/or Town staff and must be in compliance with all Town, Health and Fire codes. Fire extinguishers must be present and in good working order. A 2A-10BC fire extinguisher is required properly serviced and tagged. Depending on the size of the catering vehicle, more than one fire extinguisher may be required. The Fire Marshal may shut down vendors who do not comply with the Fire Code adopted by the Town of Marana. 

Propane tanks must be secured and are required to be 20 feet away from tents and combustibles. Vendors may be required by the Fire Marshall to fence/secure the propane tank area from the public. Town of Marana will not provide temporary fencing. 


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CANOPIES/SUPPLIES

Vendors are encouraged to bring their own tables, chairs, and canopy. 10' x 10' spaces are allotted for non-food truck vendors. Food vendors will not be provided tables and chairs. Vendors who provide their own tent/canopy must weight the tent/canopy down and secure it with sandbags and/or water barrels. Staking is permitted only in approved areas. 

Vendors might not be able to drive up to their designated space. Vendors should be prepared to drop off materials/supplies/equipment and cart them the short distance to their designated spot. 

Vendors must supply their own water. 


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RESTRICTIONS

The sale of weapons of any kind: firearms, knives, or whips is prohibited at this event as well as items such as: stink bombs, poppers and silly string. Vendors selling or attempting to sell any of these items will be asked to close shop. 

 

Have more questions? Contact Monique Meza at 520-382-1946 or email mmeza@maranaAZ.gov