How do I start my own business at the Orange County Market Place®?
It's as easy as one, two, three!
One - Decide what you plan to sell. Food sales must be pre-approved. Call us at (714) 557-0420, write us at P.O. Box 11929, Costa Mesa, CA 92627, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure the product is ok to sell or to ask questions.
Two - Obtain a Seller’s Permit with your personal name and business address of 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, from the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (Irvine Office (949) 440-3473).
Three - Call (714) 557-0420 on Tuesday morning starting at 10:00am to make a reservation for the following weekend. Reservations are taken until we are full (about 3 hours), and the entry time for the reservation sellers is between 6am - 7am. You can also try the Overflow Program by showing up on either Saturday or Sunday between 7am and 7:30am at the Fair and Vanguard Gate 2.
Cost - Space fees for a telephone reservation are as follows:
*January thru December 2019: $55.00 per day for a single space, plus $8.00 general liability insurance and $7.00 for Merchant Directory services. All fees are due in cash using exact change the morning of the event.
**Some items are subject to higher rates