The City of Lancaster does not issue Standard Business Licenses. However, businesses in the City of Lancaster must be registered. Click here for business registration information.


The following permits are obtained through the Police Department:

  • Second Hand/Buy & Sell
  • Antique Dealers
  • Junk & Salvage Dealers
  • Pawnbrokers
  • Vendor/Peddler (Door to Door)
  • Transient Merchant

Vendor Cart Permit – For information on Vending Cart (Food) licenses please contact City’s Health Office at (717) 291-4707.

For more information on the above permits visit Lancaster Police Vendor Business Permits Online or contact the Lancaster Bureau of Police at (717) 735-3383.