Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alert
  • New mobile food vending permit applications are not being accepted at this time. You may apply for a new license, or renew your permit or license now.
  • Pre-permit inspections are currently suspended.
  • All NYC Health Department licenses and permits that will expire or require renewal are extended for the duration of the State of Emergency in accordance with Emergency Executive Order 107.

Visit the Department of Health's permits and licenses page for the latest updates.

Read Executive Order 107.

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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 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.

Expiration Date

The license expires every 2 years on staggered dates.

You can request a license application, which includes forms and information about requirements.


Apply for a Mobile Food Vendor License.

By Mail

Call 311 to request a paper copy.

You can get information on renewing your license online through the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's website. 

Visit the Department of Health's permits and licenses page.

You can get the status of your application.

Call 311 for assistance.

You can get answers to license-specific questions and information about application requirements.

Call 311 for assistance.