Bake Sales and Potlucks
Bake sales are non-profit fundraising events where non-perishable baked goods may be prepared in homes for the public. Review Guidelines for Bake Sales
to determine if your bake sale will be exempt from health permitting.
There may be other laws affecting the location of bake sale on public property.
For example, the City of Madison requires a permit for any equipment on a city sidewalk, terrace, or street. Food sales on city sidewalks, terraces, or streets are regulated under the Street Vending Ordinance and are not legal
in certain locations, including the Capitol Square and the State Street area. Unless you hold a Madison Street Vendor license, a bake sale on a city sidewalk, terrace, or street is NOT legal. For more information regarding street vending or zoning requirements in the municipality where the event is being planned, see: