Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert
New applicants for the Mobile Food Vending License can submit an application by mail or in person.
DCA Licensing Center
New York, NY 10004
By Appointment Only. Please email LicensingAppointments@dca.nyc.gov or call (212) 436-0441 (Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 4 PM).
New York City’s Emergency Executive Orders that extended license expiration dates and renewal application deadlines because of the COVID-19 pandemic ended. The deadline to renew your Mobile Food Vending License depends on the expiration date.
Visit the Department of Health's permits and licenses page for the latest updates.
- Pre-permit inspections are by appointment only.
- The Health Academy class and exam are now virtual. New applicants should check the back of your application receipt which explains what you need to do before the class and exam.
If you will sell food from a permitted pushcart or truck year-round you must have a Full-Term Mobile Food Vending License. All license applicants must attend and pass a Mobile Food Vendor Food Protection Course before they are issued a license. The license is required before applying for the permit.
The license fee is $50. United States veterans are exempt from the fee.
The combined fee for the license renewal and tax clearance is $60. United States veterans are exempt from the license fee but must pay $10 for the tax clearance.
The cost of the course is $53. Applicants apply for the license and register for the class at the same time.
Currently, only in-person applications and registrations are available.
The license expires every 2 years on staggered dates.