Food Truck License and Mobile Food Vendor Licensing

Overview

Mobile Food Vendors, Food Trucks, and Street Vendors are heavily regulated by state and, most often, local authorities. These regulations are primarily targeted at protecting consumers by requiring insurance, inspections, and/or food safety training.

In almost all jurisdictions, some type of food permit is required before a mobile food vendor may begin to operate. The licensing process can often be very complicated and drawn out. Errors and deficiencies in the application are likely to cause considerable delay in the issuance of your license. LicenseLogix will help you navigate through these cumbersome requirements and ensure that your business is licensed to be up and running as soon as possible.

Background

Like all other Food Establishments, Mobile Food Vendors are regulated for a variety of public health and safety reasons. Many states and localities require Mobile Food Vendors and Food Trucks to obtain a license or permit from the state or local health department in order to ensure that both the truck/cart and food are being properly stored, prepared, and serviced. Generally, this requires an extensive application, varying fees, proof of insurance, food safety training, sales tax registration, and an inspection of the food truck. To remain in compliance with industry regulations, each vendor is required to maintain its license by filing renewals.

Ramifications of Non-Compliance

Mobile Food Vendors and Street Vendors operating without the proper licensure are subject to both state and local penalties, ranging from harsh fines, cease and desist orders, or criminal penalties.

How we help your business:

  1. Our licensing specialists will walk you through extensive application requirements and streamline the entire process for you.
  2. We will ensure that your application is filed correctly and that you are operating in compliance with the law.
  3. Our flat rate service fee will save you money by taking a time-consuming task off of your desk for a fraction of what it might cost elsewhere.

More Resources:

- Mobile Food Vending


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