Food trucks must operate under a valid City of Austin and/or Travis County Mobile Vending permit in accordance with all the rules and regulations of Public Health. Food truck operators may not expand operations to areas outside of the mobile food establishment.

If you plan to have a food truck at your event, you are not required to obtain additional health permits. However, it is your responsibility to ensure those trucks have the proper permits onsite.

Familiarize yourself with the AFD Mobile Food Vending Checklist. All mobile vendors/trailers at special events are subject to a fire inspection; food trucks may require an onsite fire inspection as well.

Additionally, the permit issued by the City of Austin’s Public Health department doesn’t allow for vending on the right-of-way (parking space, sidewalk, and/or street). A Special Event Closure permit from the Austin Transportation Department is required for food truck vending in the right-of-way.

Food trucks temporarily operating in the Austin area and not in compliance with the above must contact Public Health’s Environmental Health Services division at 512-978-0300.