This program ensures proper food safety at all mobile food establishments, such as food trailers, motor vehicles, pushcarts, and kiosks.


  • Permit to Operate: This approval is required to complete the permitting process. Once approved, the owner will receive a physical permit and permission to operate a Mobile Food Unit. 
  • HAACP/VarianceUse this application to request a variance, allowing your establishment to deviate from the approved standards, and/or submit a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan showing how you will mitigate risks to food safety. 

Appointments are required for Mobile Vending physical permitting inspections. View the inspection procedures here. Appointments are for 30 minutes on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7:45am and 11:00am.

Permit Fee Schedule 

View the Fee Schedule for Austin and Travis County effective October 1, 2020, for all permits and services.

NOTE: All fee schedules dated and posted prior to October 1, 2019 are no longer in effect.


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