This page provides information on code requirements that regulate the distance of mobile food trailers in residential areas.
If you are interested in submitting an application to operate a mobile food trailer, click here. Mobile Food Establishments are licensed and regulated by the Austin Travis County Health and Human Services Department. (City of Austin Code Sections 10-3-91 thru 10-3-95).
The Planning and Development Review Department is responsible for the application process for neighborhoods that wish to adopt restrictive regulations relating to the distance of mobile food trailers from neighborhoods, and their hours of operation. These regulations are only applicable in neighborhoods with an approved Neighborhood Plan and Contact Team. To have these regulations apply to your neighborhood, the Contact Team must follow an application process. This process occurs each year during the month of February and is subject to City Council approval. To learn more about the application process, click here.
Mobile Food Establishments (Food Trailers) and operational requirements are defined in Section 10-3-1 of the Austin City Code.
Zoning and Site development regulations are listed in Section 25-2-812 (Sections B-K) of the City of Austin Code.