Mobile Food Vendor License

Regulations at a glance

Application Requirements:

Name and Address of Applicant

Vehicle or Trailer information (make/ yr/ model)

Operation of the Food Truck is to be on a commercial or industrial property with the owner’s permission.

Fire/ Safety inspection of the Vehicle or Trailer

Not Permitted to operate in any Right-of Way or Town owned property unless written consent

It shall be unlawful for a mobile food vendor to conduct business in a location within 100 feet of the primary entrance of an establishment that is open to the public and where ready-to-eat food is prepared, cooked, wrapped, packaged, processed or portioned for service, sale, or distribution. This requirement shall be waived if permission for the mobile food vending operation is obtained from the owner of the property that contains the establishment where ready-to-eat food is prepared, cooked, wrapped, packaged, processed or portioned for service, sale or distribution

Within nonresidential zoning districts, it shall be unlawful for a mobile food vendor to conduct business at a single location within a public right-of-way for a duration exceeding three hours. Within residential zoning districts, it shall be unlawful for a mobile food vendor to conduct business within a public right-of-way except for mobile food vehicles that operate for less than 20 minutes at a single location or that operate within an area where a block party is being conducted.

At all times, mobile food vendors must abide by the New York State Transportation Law and all applicable parking, vehicle and traffic laws, ordinances, rules and regulations.

All mobile food vendors must provide trash receptacles of sufficient capacity to contain all trash and waste generated in association with the business of the mobile food vendor. All waste and trash shall be placed in the trash receptacles. All trash, waste, litter and debris shall be removed from the site of the vending operation at the end of each daily operation.

Each mobile food vehicle shall be registered as a commercial vehicle with the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.
Annual permit fee:
$50 for first vehicle or trailer
$25 for each additional
$25 For all renewals

A Mobile Food Truck Vendor license is good for one calendar year.

After completion of the application and payment processed by the Town Clerk's Office, a inspection must be scheduled with a Code Enforcement Officer by calling 716-558-3242. After the food truck has passed inspection, a license will be granted.

Mobile Food Vendor Application