First street vendor permit issued to business owner by Clark County

Regulation on street vendors in the province

Steve Marcus

A woman wears a shirt that reads (in English) “community dignity and power” during a Clark County meeting about a street vending ordinance at the Clark County Government Center on Tuesday, April 16, 2024. The county issued its first street vending permit to Jose Manuel Carrera on Wednesday, May 29, 2024.

Clark County announced Wednesday that it had granted Paletas y Aguas its first street vendor business license.

Jose Manuel Carrera, owner of Paletas y Aguas, was presented with his business license while surrounded by commissioners Tick Segerblom, William McCurdy and Marilyn Kirkpatrick. He is the first street vendor in Clark County to receive a permit since the county’s updated street vending ordinance went into effect in late April.

“Exciting news! Clark County has issued its first-ever sidewalk sales permit,” McCurdy said in a post on

Carrera also received a one-year membership in the county’s Las Vegas Chamber, Segerblom mentioned in a post on X. His business is listed as owned by La Michoacana LV, LLC, at 3512 East Lake Mead Boulevard.

Under the county’s new rules, applicants must have a business license, permits from the Southern Nevada Health District and the Nevada Department of Taxation and proof of liability insurance. They would also have to tell the province the products they sell and the structure they sell from.

Sellers must adhere to restrictions imposed by the province, which dictates where they cannot sell and what hours they can operate.

Violators may be punished with a civil penalty, with a fine of up to $500. If a vendor violates the ordinance while outside a residential area, they may be charged with a misdemeanor and face up to six months in jail.

Since the street vending ordinance was introduced in March, it has drawn criticism from the vendor community and its allies, particularly for what many call arbitrary distancing requirements.

According to the province, two other companies are awaiting permits.

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