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Mobile sales and distribution

You can sell and distribute products from a bicycle, cart or moped (registered in class L1e or L2e) without a separate permit if the operations are short-term (no longer than one hour in the same place) and no structures such as tables, chairs or stands are installed into the ground.

Good to know

  • The maximum allowed width for a bicycle is 0.8 m, and the bicycle may be connected to a single-axle drawbar trailer, the maximum allowed width of which is 1.25 m. The maximum allowed width for a tricycle or quadricycle is 1.25 m.
  • When operating, please take the regulations concerning stopping and parking, other people using and moving in the area, smoothness of traffic, safety and accessibility into consideration. Please operate in a manner that respects other operators and entrepreneurs in the area. Any structures (such as lawns) in public areas must not be damaged. 
  • When an area is reserved for other use (e.g. a permitted public event), you need the event organiser’s permission for sales or distribution operations.
  • Commercial market squares are reserved for market operations during their sales times, whereby sales and distribution operations require a separate agreement with the City of Helsinki’s Wholesale Market.

Contact information

If necessary, you can contact inspectors (pdf) by telephone on weekdays from 10.00 to 11.30 or by e-mail at

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