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

The Special Permitting Unit is excited to announce a new system to schedule appointments for mobile vending application reviews. The new system, called Bookings, is effective now! Mobile Food Vendors can schedule, reschedule, and cancel their own appointments! Before scheduling your mobile food vendor permitting inspection, you will need to provide your name, your business name, phone number and email address. Appointments are available for 30 minute time slots from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

 

The Online Scheduler, Bookings, will automatically send you an appointment confirmation to your email. The confirmation email will include information on how you can reschedule or cancel your appointment. Each mobile food vendor permit requires  their own appointment. Each person is limited to four appointments a day.

 

To schedule your mobile food vendor application review, go to the below links.

 

English:

https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/SpecialPermitting

ApplicationReviewCalendar@cityofaustin.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/

Spanish:

https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/SpecialPermitting

ApplicationReviewCalendarSLV@cityofaustin.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/

 

 

If you have any problems scheduling in Bookings, please call 512-978-0300 and tell them you need assistance scheduling your mobile food vendor application review appointment.

 

Mobile application review is by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Mobile food vendor permitting inspections will be scheduled upon completion of your application review and receipt of payment. No walk-ins or same day appointments for either application review or permitting inspections. Appointments can be made up to 45 days before the expiration of your mobile unit permit.

Applications

  • 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. 
  • HACCP/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 application review and physical permitting inspections.View the inspection procedures here. Appointments are for 30 minutes on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM.

Permit Fee Schedule 

View the Fee Schedule for Austin and Travis County effective October 1, 2021, for all permits and services.

 

Guides 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Cottage Food FAQ: View frequently asked questions concerning the cottage food industry. 

Laws/Policies

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To address a concern or request a second opinion regarding an inspection result or complaint, contact us at 512-978-0300 from 7:45 am to 4:45 pm Monday - Friday.