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Niles updates its flea market guidelines

NILES — If you wish to have a stall at a flea market in Niles, you’ll need to obtain an insured permit from the city.

City council amended an ordinance for flea markets and vendors in the city, with a focus on obtaining certifications and a license fee of $25. The license fee is for each day or weekend that the flea market is in operation.

The ordinance states: “No person, firm, joint venture, or corporation shall conduct a flea market wherein two or more persons shall display for sale second-hand goods or items of merchandise or crafts for sale to the general public unless that person shall obtain a permit for the flea market from the mayor.”

Alongside written permission from the owner of the premises (i.e. the flea market), vendors will also need to obtain several certifications:

• From the Trumbull County Board of Health;

• The Niles Building and Zoning Inspector;

• The financial underwriter of the flea market;

• If you wish to sell food items, a permit from the county board of health is required.

No permits will be issued if any property owner is delinquent on any tax obligation owed to the city, county, or state. Sufficient liability insurance also must be presented with the city of Niles as the named insured.

For more information about the ordinance, visit www.thecityofniles.com or contact the Niles Clerk of Council at nbacak@thecityofniles.com.

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