You must have a Year-Round Mobile Food Vending Unit Permit to prepare and sell food from a pushcart or truck year-round.
New permits are available only to those licensed vendors who were placed on the Food Cart Waiting List and notified by the Department of Health to apply for the permit. If you are notified, you must file an application in person at the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Licensing Center. You must then contact the Department of Health to schedule an inspection appointment and have a permit sticker attached to the pushcart or truck.
The permit fee is $200 for a processing food unit and $75 for a non-processing food unit to sell food on the street. United States veterans are exempt from the fee.
The license expires 2 years from the previous expiration date on staggered dates.