Food Truck Permit

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A Food Truck Permit is required for all mobile food vendors in the City of Richardson. 


STEP 1 - Submit Application & Forms to the Health Department
The following forms must be received in the Health Department:

Completed Permit Application:

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  • Completed Commissary Authorization Letter
  • Operating Schedule
  • Menu
  • Commissary Inspection Report
  • Certified Food Manager Certificate

The following forms are provided for your convenience, alternative forms may be used if desired:

Commissary authorization letter
Operating schedule form 
Permission to use facilities form
Required written procedures


Link to email competed forms to Health Department

STEP 2 - Apply for a Solicitors Permit
Upon approval of the forms submitted to the Health Department, you must obtain a Solicitors Permit through the Police Department. It can take up to 10 days for the Health Department to receive your Solicitors Permit from the Police Department.  A link to the Police Department's web site is provided below.

Learn more about a Solicitors Permit and obtain an application...

STEP 3 - Schedule Appointment for Inspection
Your Solicitors Permit will be sent to the Health Department, upon receipt, a health inspector will contact you to schedule an appointment to have your food truck inspected. 

Click HERE for guidelines for operating a mobile food truck in the City of Richardson

Click HERE for a checklist to prepare you for your inspection

Mobile Food Vendor annual permit fee:

  • $350.00   Food preparation; or
  • $200.00   Prepackaged (no food preparation)

STEP 4 - Inspection of Truck

Inspections are conducted by appointment only at:

Richardson Civic Center/City Hall Complex
411 W. Arapaho Rd. - Room 107
Richardson, Tx 75080

  1. ARRIVE on-time
  2. PARK your vehicle near the east entrance of the Civic Center closest to Central Expressway
  3. COME INSIDE to room 107, your Health Inspector will be notified of your arrival

NOTE:  electricity is NOT available, you must bring your own generator in order to check cooler and hot water temperatures. 

Once your truck passes inspection, you will pay the permit fee at the front desk.  You will receive your Health Permit certificate in the mail in approximately 3 to 4 week.

IMPORTANT:  The City of Richardson does not allow trailers, push carts, or stand alone kiosks.