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.
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.
STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS TO OBTAIN A MOBILE FOOD VENDOR PERMIT
STEP 1 - Apply for Health Permit
Complete & submit the required application & forms (links provided) to the Health Department:
- Permit application
- Commissary authorization letter
- Commissary Inspection Report
- Operating schedule (form)
- Permission to use facilities (form)
- Required written procedures
- Certified Food Manager Certification
STEP 2 - Apply for Solicitors Permit
After you submit your forms to the Health Department, you must apply for a Solicitors Permit from the Police Department. A link to the Police Department's web site is provided below.
STEP 3 - Truck Inspection Appointment
The Police Department will send the approved Solicitors Permit to the Health Department. Upon receipt of the Solicitors Permit from the Police Department, the health inspector will contact the applicant to schedule an appointment to have the food truck inspected.
TRUCK INSPECTION PROCEDURE:
Click HERE for a checklist to prepare you for your inspection
411 W. Arapaho Rd. - Room 107
Richardson, Tx 75080
- ARRIVE on-time
- PARK your vehicle near the east entrance of the Civic Center closest to Central Expressway
- 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.