A Food Truck Permit is required for all mobile food vendors in the City of Richardson.
STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR OBTAINING A MOBILE FOOD VENDOR PERMIT
Step 1 - Submit Application & Forms to the Health Department
The following forms must be received in the Health Department:
Completed Permit Application (link provided above)
Completed Commissary Authorization Letter
Commissary Inspection Report
Certified Food Manager Certificate
Step 2 - Apply for a Solicitors Permit
Upon approval of the forms submitted to the Health Department, you must obtain a Solicitors Permit through the Police Department. It can take up to 10 days for the Health Department to receive your Solicitors Permit from the Police Department.
Click HERE to learn more, and for an application.
Step 3 - Schedule Appointment for Inspection
Your Solicitors Permit will be sent to the Health Department, upon receipt, a health inspector will contact you to schedule an appointment to have your food truck inspected.
Mobile Food Truck annual permit fee:
$350.00 Food preparation; or
$200.00 Prepackaged (no food preparation)
Step 4 - Inspection of Truck
Inspections are conducted at the Richardson Civic Center/City Hall Complex located on the southwest corner of Central Expressway and Arapaho Road:
411 W. Arapaho Rd. - Room 107
Richardson, TX 75080
Park your vehicle near the east end of the Civic Center (closest to 75/Central Expressway). You will need to come inside to let us know you have arrived for your appointment. Upon passing the health inspection, you will pay the permit fee at the front desk in the Health Department, room 107.
The following forms are provided for your convenience, alternative forms may be used if desired:
• Commissary authorization letter
• Operating schedule form
• Permission to use facilities form
• Required written procedures
The City of Richardson does not allow trailers, push carts, or stand alone kiosks.