This page provides information on how a Neighborhood Planning Contact Team or a Neighborhood Association can adopt additional regulations that regulate the distance and hours of operation of mobile food trailers near residential areas.
The Planning and Development Review Department is responsible for the application process for neighborhoods that wish to adopt more restrictive regulations relating to the distance and hours of operation of mobile food trailers operating near neighborhoods. For areas with a City Council-approved neighborhood plan, the Planning Contact Team must submit the application. For areas without a City Council-approved neighborhood plan, the neighborhood association can submit the application. The application period is the month of February of each year. The application must be hand-delivered or postmarked no later than February 28th of each year. Click here to learn more about the application process.
Zoning and Site development regulations are listed in Section 25-2-812 (Sections B-K) of the City of Austin Code.
Mobile Food Establishments (Food Trailers) 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) If you are interested in submitting an application to operate a mobile food trailer, click the application at this link. (Click here for application in Spanish). Video tutorial on how to complete the MFV Additional Regulations Application
Mobile Food Establishments (Food Trailers) and operational requirements are defined in Section 10-3-1 of the Austin City Code.