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Public Lands Inspectorate Issues Cease and Desist of Illegal Vending on Crown Land by 1 February 2023

Government 31 Jan, 2023 Follow News

Public Lands Inspectorate Issues Cease and Desist of Illegal Vending on Crown Land by 1 February 2023

The Public Lands Commission (PLC) Inspectorate is reminding the public that it is a criminal offense to conduct commercial activities on Crown land without a vendor’s permit issued by the Public Lands Commission. 

The Chief Inspector of the PLC, Winsome Prendergast further advises, “Any person found vending from Crown properties without a valid Vendor Permit issued by the Public Lands Commission, is in breach of the Public Lands Act, and the Public Lands Regulations. Such persons are to immediately cease and desist from this criminal undertaking, and have until the 1st February 2023 to do so, or face prosecution and the confiscation of goods and materials used in the commission of this offence”.

The PLC Inspectorate enforces the law as set out in the Public Lands Act (2020 Revision) and the Public Lands Regulations, 2021. The core role of the enforcement arm of the Public Lands Commission, relates to the application, regulation and protection of Government property and Crown lands.

The PLC Inspectorate further advises that it is currently investigating the rise in persons operating commercial activities on public beaches. Chief Inspector Prendergast further shared, “We are aware that there are some pre-approved persons who have pending applications or have conditional approval based on having a valid trade and business license. These vendors are to operate ONLY from the designated kiosks at the Seven Mile Public Beach. We will provide the public with an update of the newly designed Vendor permit application process following receipt of Cabinet’s policy directive on beach vending.”

Anyone with information about persons operating on Crown land, or parcels registered as Public Land, are asked to contact the Public Lands Inspectorate by phone at (345) 946-7110 or by emailing plcinspectorate@gov.ky

For more information about the PLC and its mandate, visit www.gov.ky/plc

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