All vendors need to review the vendor guidelines and license requirements from the City of Sturgis. Important links are here for you.
GENERAL CHECK LIST PROCESS
Step 1 Secure your location with signed contract and deposit
Step 2 Obtain a vendor location map signed by the property owner or manager (this will be sent to you by our staff once you have a completed contract)
Step 3 Obtain a temporary South Dakota sales tax license
Step 4 Vending in City Limits: Apply for a City of Sturgis vendors license (After receiving your sales tax license & location map)
If you are a food vendor, you will need a temporary food service license and inspection from the South Dakota Department of Health. Complete these required forms prior to setting up to save you time so you can be ready to sell sooner.
Temporary Food Service Application and Checklist:
Department of Health Forms:
Many local Sturgis residents rent out their homes, yards, and rooms to vendors. Check sites like Craigs List (be careful and request contracts and photos) and there is a listing on the general rally site: http://www.sturgismotorcyclerally.com/private-housing/subcategories/rally-housing/