The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department (FEHD) now accepts eligible licence holders of Fixed-pitch Hawker Licence or Itinerant Hawker Licence to submit applications for a one-off subsidy of $5,000. Application Period and method are as follow:
|Application Period:||From 9:00 a.m. on 5 March 2020 (Thursday) to 5:00 p.m. on 4 May 2020 (Monday)|
The Applicant is holder of a valid Fixed-pitch Hawker Licence or Itinerant Hawker Licence (“Hawker Licence”) issued by the Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene under the Hawker Regulation (Cap. 132AI) on or before 14 February 2020 and still holds the valid hawker licence on the date of approval of the application.
The Subsidy Scheme shall not apply to persons newly issued with a hawker licence under the "2019 Re-allocation of Vacant Fixed Hawker Pitches and Issue of New Licences" exercise.
Obtaining Application Forms
Applicants may download the Application Form from FEHD website (www.fehd.gov.hk) or apply online or obtain the Application Form in person during the application period at FEHD District Environmental Hygiene Offices or FEHD Hawkers and Markets Offices during office hours.
Notes for Filling in and Submission of the Application Form
Before completing Application Form, please read carefully the content of Application Form, Eligibility, Notes for Submission of the Application Form and Other Points to Note.
Submission of Application Form
Completed Application Form shall be submitted within the application period by the following means
- Irrespective of whether the applicants are licensees of Fixed-pitch Hawker or Itinerant Hawker Licence, applicants may apply online
- Holders of valid Fixed-pitch Hawker Licence or Itinerant Hawker Licence operating in the New Territories may also submit their completed Application Forms to the respective District Environmental Hygiene Offices by mail or in person.; and
- Holders of valid Itinerant Hawker Licence operating in Hong Kong and Kowloon may also submit their completed Application Forms to the offices of the Hawkers and Markets Section (Hong Kong and Islands) or Hawkers and Markets Section (Kowloon) by mail or in person.
The opening hours of District Environmental Hygiene Offices are as follow :
Monday to Friday： 8:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday： Closed
The opening hours of Hawker and Market Offices (for holders of Itinerant Hawker in Hong Kong region and Kowloon region only) are as follow :
Monday to Friday： 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday： Closed
Hawkers and Markets Section (Hong Kong and Islands Office) Hawkers and Markets Section (Kowloon Office)
8/F, Lockhart Road Municipal Services Building, 225 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel. No.: 2879 5696
Room 301, 3/F, Food and Environmental Hygiene Department Nam Cheong Offices and Vehicle Depot, 87 Yen Chow Street West, Kowloon
Tel. No.: 2309 2086
Each person should submit only one Application Form. The provision of personal data in the Application Form is voluntary. Applications will not be accepted if applicants do not use the prescribed form, tender late submission, provide insufficient or incorrect information or tender duplicate application.
Application Forms shall be submitted before 5:00 p.m. on 4 May 2020. For application by post, the date of application will be determined according to postmark date.
Processing of Application
Besides acknowledging receipt of application through the computer system automatically for online application, FEHD will in general issue an acknowledgement of application to the applicant within 7 working days on receipt of the application. Irrespective of whether the Application Form is submitted by post, in person or online, FEHD will make use of the local mobile phone number provided in the Application Form to acknowledge receipt of application and to issue the relevant application number by SMS, also to facilitate contacting the applicant as soon as possible if in need. No acknowledgement and notification of application number will be given if local mobile phone number is not provided. Applicant must fill in the local mobile phone number.
On approval, each eligible licensee of a hawker licence will receive a one-off subsidy of $5,000, and the subsidy will be released by a crossed cheque posted to the correspondence address of the holder of hawker licence according to the record kept by FEHD
Other Points to Note
No fee is payable for obtaining or submitting the Application Forms.
FEHD has not entrusted any organisations/persons to receive/process applications or assist in the submission of applications.
It is an offence under the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance (Cap. 201) to offer advantages to government officers in relation to their official duties.