The Department of Consumer Affairs licenses street vendors.
You must have a General Street Vendor License to sell or lease goods or services in a public space. This license is mainly for veterans. The number of licenses given to non-veterans is very limited.
You must have a General Street Vendor Distributor License to transport goods to a public space in order to sell them to a general street vendor.
A license is not required to sell newspapers, books, and similar items, but related rules and regulations still apply.