Food Truck Permit

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All mobile food vendors (food trucks) are required to obtain a Solicitors Permit and a Food Permit to operate in the City of Richardson.  The City of Richardson does not allow trailers, push carts, or stand alone kiosks.

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

Mobile Food Vendor Permit fees:
$350 for food truck with food preparation
$200 for food truck without food preparation

Click HERE for a list of food trucks permitted to operate in Richardson.


1.  Apply for Solicitors Permit at Police Department
2.  Submit application for Health Permit to Health Department
3.  Bring truck to your scheduled appointment time to have truck inspected

STEP 1 - Apply for Solicitors Permit

The first step is to apply for a Solicitors Permit from the Police Department.  A link to the Police Department's web site is provided below.  The Police Department will send your solicitors permit to the Health Department (3 to 5 days). 

Link to Solicitors Permit Information & Application

STEP 2 - Submit Health Permit application and documents

After applying for Solicitors permit, you will need to complete and submit the required application and forms to the Health Department:

Click here to EMAIL completed forms to Health Department

OR, drop-off application and forms to the Health Department at 411 W. Arapaho Road, Room 107.

STEP 3 - Truck Inspection Appointment

When the Health Department receives the Solicitors Permit from the Police Department, the health inspector will contact the applicant to schedule an appointment to inspect the food truck.  You will also pay for your Health Permit at this time.

Arriving for your truck inspection:

Click HERE for a checklist to prepare you for your inspection

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 2 to 3 weeks.