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Anyone interested in selling on areas known as Government Property, requires a Vendor’s Permit.


The applicant must be a citizen/permanent resident of The Bahamas.  

  1. Obtain an application form for a Vendor’s Permit, from the central services division, Ministry of Works & Urban Developmentation.
  2. Complete and Submit a Vendor’s Permit application form along with all supporting documents listed below to the Ministry of Works & Urban Developmentation or local administrator.
  3. The application is then forwarded to the Inter- Agency Committee for consideration.  This committee consist of persons from:
    • Ministry of Works & Urban Development.
    • Ministry of Tourism and Aviation.
    • Physical Planning District Head Quarter of Police Department.
    • Department of Environmental Health.
    • Business Licensing Unit.
  4. Once approval is granted for the Vendor’s Permit, the applicant is then contacted via telephone to collect the Vendor’s Permit.
  5. The applicant must collect the Vendor’s Permit at the designated location.  The applicant must show proof of identification by presentation of a valid I.D. card, driver’s licence or passport.
Application Form(s) 

Application for Vendor’s Permit form.

Supporting Documents 


Turn-around time 
A Vendor’s Permit is processed within one to six weeks following the submission of all documents. Please note that this may vary based on the time of month that the application is submitted. Applications submitted after the last Wednesday before the date of the Inter-Agency committee meeting will be considered at the next Inter-Agency meeting.
There are no deadlines for this service.
Related Fee(s) 

There are no fees associated with this service.

For more information please contact 

Central Services
1st  Floor
John F Kennedy Drive
New Providence
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 323-7240 Ext.4050
Fax. (242) 302-9770
Office Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Ministry of Works & Urban Development
Applications Counter, Planning Filing Room
Ground Floor, East Wing
John F Kennedy Drive
P.O. Box N-8156
New Providence
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 302-9511 Ext.4300
Fax. (242) 302-9765
Office Hours: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Grand Bahama Port Authority
Pioneers Way & East Mail
PO Box F-42666
Grand Bahama
The Bahamas
Tel. (242) 350-9000

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