RENNINGERS SOUTHEAST FLEA AND FARMERS MARKET
RULES AND REGULATIONS
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1. HOURS OF OPERATION: Vendors must be set up and ready to do business by 8:45 am
and remain open until 4:00 pm. Vendors must be out of the Market by 6:00 pm each day.
2. MONTHLY RENTALS: Monthly vendors are required to pay rent in full prior to setting
up and all subsequent rent during rent renewal weekend, which is the last full weekend of the
preceding month. Spaces to monthly vendors are only guaranteed if rent is paid in full. Any
monthly vendor, who remains in their space after the 1st of the month will be responsible for the
entire month’s rent. All vendors who wish to vacate their space for the following month must
give the office at least a 15 day notice and fill out a departure form. If a vendor fails to notify
the office or decides to not turn in the departure form the vendor will be responsible for the
following month’s rent. If any vendor becomes 30 days or more past due, vendor agrees that
the market shall have the right to place a lien on any of the vendor’s inventory and fixtures in
vendor’s space or elsewhere in the market for any unpaid rent or other obligation of the vendor
to the market. In order to satisfy said lien, after 30 days, vendor authorizes the market to sell
vendor’s merchandise left in vendor’s space or in storage at public or private sale without any
further notice to vendor and to apply the proceeds from the sale of said merchandise to the
expenses of sale, storage fee, the vendors obligation for rent. And excess, if any, to the vendor.
3. VENDOR SPACE & TABLES: Spaces on the edges of the aisles are 8’x10’. Spaces in the
center of the aisle are 6’x10’. All vendors must keep their merchandise within the yellow lines
of their spaces. Merchandise or display racks are not allowed in aisles. Vendors are allowed to
bring in an additional table per space, and chair, if desired.
4. LICENCES: The State & Brevard County requires all vendors to have a Florida Sales Tax
Certificate issued by the Department of Revenue and a Brevard Business Tax Receipt prior to
conducting business at the market. The office has applications and phone numbers to assist new
vendors. All vendors are required to collect and remit sales tax to the Dept. of Revenue.
Vendors that have a signed lease with Super Flea will need to obtain a City of Melbourne
business tax license. Food handlers are also required to obtain a Dept. of Health or Dept. of
Agriculture license. Vendors who sell plants, prepackaged food or other perishables are
required to possess a Dept. of Agriculture license.
5. INSURANCE: Monthly vendors may leave merchandise overnight at their own risk. The
market is not responsible for any liability arising out of the careless or negligent acts of
vendors, their families, or their employees or for any injuries sustained by vendors or
employees of vendors. Vendors should obtain adequate property liability insurance to cover
their property and liability. In the event the market is sued for any negligent acts of any vendor,
the Market’s insurance company will subrogate against said vendor for the full amount of any
loss paid. All food stands that cook and prepare food must possess required liability insurance.
Failure to obtain necessary liability insurance for restaurants can result in automatic termination
6. UTILITY CHARGES: Vendors must pay in advance for any electrical or gas usage. Fair
assessment of usage will be made and calculated based on utility guidelines. The market
reserves the right to continuously assess vendors who use utilities and charge appropriately.
Any special utility requirements, such as T-shirt presses, air-conditioning units, computers,
appliances or any other devices that require separate utility hook-ups are subject to additional
charges. Vendors must pay for these specific hook-ups.
7. TARPS, DISPLAYS, BACKBOARDS, PARTITIONS AND BUILD-OUTS:
The market reserves the right to limit or restrict any type of build-out. All walls, partitions,
doors, windows, display units, etc. that are attached, nailed, screwed, bolted, and affixed in any
manner to the walls, roof, floors, poles, or any other structure in the market, cannot be removed
from the market and becomes the property upon termination of vendor’s occupancy. No buildout
can occur without permission from the market. As a rule, all back walls must accommodate
air flow. If tarps are being used, they must be raised after 10:00 am each day to allow air flow.
Only flame resistant tarps in grey color are allowed to be hung. No other tarps in any other
color are allowed. Tarps must be installed on a pulley system and must not flap or sag. Tarps
may be lowered in heavy wind or rain. Tarps must be replaced when they are worn or torn. If a
solid back wall is desired, it must accommodate windows or other means of allowing air flow
into the market, unless the booth is totally enclosed and air-conditioned. For non-enclosed
booths, all side walls or shelves must be no higher than 4 ft. from the yellow line into the booth
the first four feet, and can increase to 5 ft. in height the second four feet of space inside the
booth to the back of the space.
8. MERCHANDISE ITEMS: Vendors cannot change or add additional merchandise without
receiving permission from the office. The market reserves the right to limit or close
merchandise lines. Merchandise “close-out” lists are posted at the office and are subject to
change without notice.
9. SALE OF BUSINESS: Vendors cannot post signs to sell their business without permission
from the office. Vendors can sell their merchandise to other dealers, but have no control on
selling their locations. Vendors who purchase said merchandise are required to receive
permission to sell said merchandise to ensure it does not conflict with “close-out” merchandise
lines. The market reserves the right to charge a transfer fee to any vendors who are interested in
selling their locations with merchandise. Transfer fees vary. (See office for details).
10. SIGNS: One sign, not to exceed 6 sq. ft. is allowed per vendor to denote the name of the
vendor and the merchandise sold. If the sign is more than 6 sq. ft. but no more than 8 sq. ft.,
then the sign must be hung so it does not face the customer traffic. All signs shall be displayed
within the boundary of your space and within the imaginary vertical line above the yellow line.
No signs or merchandise can be hung over the aisles. All signs must be constructed of wood,
metal, or plastic and hung on a chain. Signs can only be hung from the roof girders. No signs,
lighting fixtures, decorations or other items can be hung from any conduit or sprinkler pipe.
Vendors may hang banners on the back wall of their booths, so long as they do not obstruct
another vendor’s space, merchandise or restrict air flow. Vendors with enclosed stores may
place a sign in front of their stores on the facia. Any vendor having more than one space, not
connected may have a sign at each location. Each vendor is also allowed to place a sign, not to
exceed 2’x2’ along the front roadway. Signage can be placed along the roadway Friday
mornings, but must be removed Sunday evenings. The market assumes no responsibility for
signs left along the roadway.
11. VENDOR GARBAGE AND CLEANUP: Vendors are required to clean up their rented
spaces at the close of business each day. All garbage shall be disposed of in the appropriate
dumpster. Blue dumpsters are for recycled cardboard boxes. All boxes must be broken down
and flattened prior to disposing. All other garbage, including wax lined boxes, must be
disposed of in the brown dumpsters. Vendors who smoke must bring their own ashtrays. Do
not throw butts on the floor!! No paper, boxes, or trash are allowed to accumulate under tables
or behind spaces. Vendors are also encouraged to sweep above their booths to eliminate spider
webs and dust.
12. SMOKING: Smoking is banned inside the market (Fla. Statue 386). Vendors may smoke
outside of their booth as long as it is not under the roof.
13. BANNED ITEMS: The following items are not allowed to be sold or brought to be sold
or brought to the market: dynamite or other similar explosive material, dangerous or poisonous
chemicals, or other similar items considered hazardous to the public are not allowed.
Dangerous animals such as dogs with vicious tendencies, poisonous snakes, large cats or other
predatory animals (except in show cages with appropriate licenses and permission from
management) are not allowed. No offensive books or other material (pornography, occult or
witchcraft); no illegal, counterfeit or stolen items; no drug related paraphernalia; no liquor, or
decorative decanters filled with liquor. The Market reserves the right to limit or restrict the sale
or display of any merchandise it considers inappropriate in running an orderly and familyoriented
14. SELLING OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE ITEMS: No food items can be sold for
consumption on premises except in licensed and approved food stands. All packaged and
unpackaged food items are subject to Dept. of Agriculture and Dept. of Health licenses.
Vendors are not allowed to cook or prepare food at their booths. No coffee pots, microwaves,
refrigerators, crock pots or other devices are allowed except when it pertains to the specific
nature of the business for which the vendor is operating and for which they have received
permission to do so. No alcoholic beverages may be brought into the market for sale or
consumed on the premises except in licensed food stands that possess a license to sell alcohol.
Any vendor caught bringing in bottled beer or other alcoholic beverages will be asked to leave
the market. The sale of alcohol is limited by the market and local governing boards.
15. ANIMALS TO BE SOLD AS PETS: Animals such as dogs, birds, turtles, cats, fish,
rabbits, non poisonous snakes, etc. can be sold as long as all animals are maintained in
appropriate cages or aquariums. All vendors selling dogs and cats must have current
immunization certificates on every animal. Upon sale of any animal, the animal must be
delivered to the customer in a box or appropriate cage or container. All State, County, Health
Department, and Humane Society rules must be adhered to pertaining to the sale of such
animals. Vendors must possess the proper licensing to sell animals.
16. VENDOR DRESS AND BEHAVIOR: Vendors and their employees are expected to
dress and conduct themselves in a proper and professional manner at all times. All vendors
must wear full clothing and shoes. Good personal appearance, courtesy to customers and other
vendors is expected. Profanity, loud boisterous action, or physical violence will not be allowed.
Offending vendors will be asked to leave the market. Repeat offenses can result in vendors
being permanently barred from the market. Vendors caught stealing or destroying other
vendors merchandise or displays will be barred from the market and subject to full penalties
under the law. Vendors who receive more than (3) customer complaints could be banned from
selling at the market. Vendors are responsible for the actions of their children. Children of
vendors must remain at their parents’ booths at all times and cannot roam the market.
17. SUBLETTING: There is absolutely no subletting of spaces allowed in the market.
These are the basic rules of this market. Any other rules and regulations deemed in the best
interest of the market will be added, amended, or changed, and all vendors are required to
adhere to these policies. By renting in this market, every vendor hereby agrees to adhere to
these rules. This market reserves the right to refuse to rent to any vendor for any reason.
Thank you for your cooperation,