laws regarding setting up a lemonade/juice stand?

what are the general laws surrounding setting up a lemonade stand? Do you need a business permit? Where are you legally allowed to set one up? Taxes? Thanks.

2 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    If you follow the letter of the law, yes you would need a business permit to set up a lemonade stand. However most places will overlook that as long as some nosey neighbor doesn't complain. You will also need a permit to set one up in a public place like a park. And if you really want to be a stickler for rules since you are serving food you would have to have your preparation process checked by the health department. No one would take it that far....or would they.

  • 1 decade ago

    you need to get a couple of different permits. A selling of food product permit and a lot of others. Technically you set up almost anywhere to set up your stand. Taxes don't apply.

    In my area I heard over the radio that a couple of children setting up their lemonade stand got a $50 ticket from a police officer for operating without a license.

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