Miscellaneous Permits – FAQ’s

Do I need a permit to have a dumpster and/or building materials?

If you place a dumpster and/or building materials on a street or sidewalk, a Building Material/Dumpster Permit is required, per Chapter 13, §302-§303 of the Bedford Borough Ordinances.

Is there a fee for a Building Material/Dumpster Permit?

Yes.  The fee is $25.00 for the first 1-7 days and an additional $5.00 per day for 7+ days.

How do I apply for a dumpster and/or building materials permit?

Complete a Building Material/Dumpster Permit Application and submit via email or in person at the Bedford Borough office located at 244 W. Penn Street, Bedford, PA Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm.

Do I need a permit to have a parade or event?

Yes, per Chapter 15, §107 of the Borough ordinances, a permit is required.

Is there a fee for a Parade Permit or Non-Parade Event Permit?

There is no fee for a Parade Permit, however, there is a $200 deposit required for a Non-Parade Event Permit and a $50 fee if the Borough provides trash service, electrical service and/or water service.

How do I apply for a Parade Permit or Non-Parade Event Permit?

Complete the respective Parade Permit Application or Non-Parade Event Application and submit via email or in person at the Bedford Borough office located at 244 W. Penn Street, Bedford, PA Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm.

What is a Transient Retail License?

A Transient Retail License is required for any person engaging in peddling, soliciting or taking orders, either by sample or otherwise, for any goods, wares, or merchandise upon any street, alley, sidewalk or public ground, or from house to house, within the Borough.  This includes door-to-door sales and food trucks.

Is there a fee for a Transient Retail License?

Yes.  Fees for a Transient Retail License are as follows:

  • 1 Week – $300.00*
  • 1 Month – $600.00*
  • 1 year – $750.00*
*fees are per person

For fee exclusions, please refer to Chapter 13, §103 of the Borough Ordinances.