Transient Merchant License

"Transient Merchant" means any person, whether owner, agent, bailee, consignee, or employee, who engages in the sale of goods, wares, or merchandise of any kind, nature, or description, with the intention of temporarily or intermittently selling or offering to sell at retail such goods, wares or merchandise within the City of Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Transient Merchant Fees: 

  • Annual Company fee of $100
  • Individual Fee of $10 per week, per person

Items to be included with Transient Merchant Application: 

  • Bond in the amount of $10,000 as set out in Chapter 3.62.050
  • Insurance Certificate as set out in Chapter 3.62.060
  • Background Check by Council Bluffs Police Department

Transient Merchant Application