Street food vendors can enliven a commercial district, help to activate the public realm, and provide jobs and services. Prospective street food vendors can apply for a Mobile Food Facilities Permit from DPW to set up a food cart or truck in the public right-of-way.
Street food vendors on public streets must obtain a Mobile Food Facilities permit from DPW.
For mobile food vendors on public and private parcels, see the Planning Department Food Trucks page
See Permit Process
Official Codes & Documents
- Better Streets Plan (street design guidelines)
If you obtain a mobile food facilities permit from DPW, you will be responsible for maintenance. Specific requirements will be described in your permit.
For a more detailed description of maintenance responsibilities, see Maintenance