Consumer Health


Consumer Health Division

Permitting Process 

When applying for a mobile health permit all customers must make an appointment via the online calendar to start the process. 

  • Customers must upload supporting documents when scheduling appointment. 

  • Failure to provide all required documents will result in the appointment request being cancelled and customer will need to schedule a new appointment. 

  • For a list of required documents, please see list below.

All fees must be paid on the day of the appointment.  Fees may be paid by:

  • Check or money order made out to City of Dallas – Consumer Health

  • Credit or debit card

  • We do not accept cash or American Express.

Please follow link to schedule an appointment: https://appointments.dallascityhall.com


Mobile Food Permits

A mobile food unit is a vehicle-mounted, self or otherwise propelled, self-contained food service operation designed to be readily movable (including catering trucks, trailers, and pushcarts) and used to store, prepare, display, serve, or sell food to an ultimate consumer.

 Mobile permitting inspections are not conducted at the Consumer Health office.  The permitting inspection will be scheduled at the mobile food units assigned commissary or vending location and will be conducted on Thursday's from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.

 For additional information, contact the Consumer Health Division between 8:00 am - 4:30 pm at (214) 670-8083.

Types of Mobile Food Units

Mobile Food Preparation Vehicle and Enclosed Trailer

Mobile food preparation vehicles and trailers are divided into two categories, Class III & Class IV units.

Class IV units are motorized units that are fully enclosed that meet all the safety equipment and standards as a brick and mortar unit.  This class includes a restaurant on wheels or a mobile food preparation vehicle.

Class III units are a mobile food preparation trailer that may cook in an external covered area such as a barbeque pit or wood fired pizza ovens, where all food preparation, assembly, and service is done in an enclosed area on board the unit.  This class includes a non-motorized mobile food unit that is readily movable such as a trailer or shipping container.

***All Class III and IV mobile food units must be commercially-manufactured and comply with construction and operational standards to be eligible to receive an annual mobile food permit.***

Mobile Food Prep Vehicle Guidelines


Mobile Food Prep Plan Review


Mobile Food Application

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Affidavit of Authenticity

 

​Notarized Commissary Approval Form


Food Service Manager Certificate

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To submit an application, the following are needed: 

Brand New Truck/Trailer or Change of Owner

  • Must submit 2 sets of blueprints & equipment specification sheets

  • Affidavit of Authenticity

  • Current Drivers License

  • Proof of 6-months Liability Insurance

  • Written Agreement of the property owner where vending including restroom access

  • Notarized Commissary Approval Form - commissary visits are required daily

  • Registered Food Service Manager Certificate

  • Low propane gas permit (if used).  Contact the Dallas Fire Department Inspection Unit at (214) 670-4319 for permitting appointment

  • License plate Vehicle VIN Number

  • Mobile Application Fee $481.00

  • Permit Fee $330.00

  • Plan Review $562.00

Annual Renewal of Existing Truck/ Trailer

  • Current Drivers License

  • Proof Of 6-months Liability Insurance

  • Written Agreement of the property owner where vending including restroom access

  • Notarized Commissary Approval Form -

    commissary visits are required daily 

  • Registered Food Service Manager Certificate

  • Low propane gas permit (if used).  Contact Dallas Fire Department Inspection Unit at (214) 670-4319 for permitting appointment

  • License plate Vehicle VIN Number

  • Annual Permit Fee $330.00

                    

 

Grocery Truck/ Produce Truck/ Lunch Truck

​Grocery Truck Guidelines

 

Produce Vehicle Guidelines


Lunch Truck Guidelines


Mobile Food Applications

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Notarized Commissary Approval Form

 

 

For Grocery Truck or Produce Truck​

To submit an application, the following are needed: 

  • Current drivers License

  • 6- Months of Liability Insurance

  • License Plate Number

  • Vehicle VIN Number

  • Mobile Application Fee $481.00

  • Permit Fee $382.00 per year


​For Lunch Trucks

To submit an application, the following are needed:

  • Current Drivers License

  • Proof of 6-months liability insurance

  • License Plate Number

  • Vehicle Vin Number

  • Low propane gas permit (if used).  Contact Dallas Fire Department Inspection Unit at (214) 670-4319 for permitting appointment

  • Notarized Commissary Approval Form 

    - commissary visits are required daily 

  • Mobile Application Fee $481.00

  • Permit Fee $382.00

 

Catering  & Ice Cream Vehicles

Catering Truck Guidelines


Mobile Food Application 

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Notarized Commissary Approval Form



Ice Cream Truck Guidelines


Mobile Food Application

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Notarized Commissary Approval Form


For ​Catering Trucks

To submit an application, the following are needed:

  • Current Drivers License

  • 6-months Liability Insurance

  • License plate Number

  • Vehicle VIN Number

  • Notarized Commissary Approval Form 

    - commissary visits are required daily 

  • Mobile Application Fee $481.00

  • Permit Fee $311.00


​For Ice Cream Trucks

To submit an application, the following are needed:

  • Current Drivers License

  • 6-months Liability Insurance

  • License plate Number

  • Vehicle VIN Number

  • Notarized Commissary Approval Form 

    - commissary visits are required daily 

  • Mobile Application Fee $481.00

  • Permit Fee $382.00


 

​Pushcarts with Open Food Service (Pre-Approved Menu)

Pushcart Guidelines (Open Foods)


Mobile Food Application

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Notarized Commissary Approval Form



To submit an application, the following are needed:

  • Current government-issued picture ID

  • Food Handler Card (see TX Dept. of Health Services)

  • Low propane gas permit (if used).  Contact the Dallas Fire Department Inspection Unit at (214) 670-4319 for permitting appointment.

  • Notarized Commissary Approval Form 

    - commissary visits are required daily 

  • Notarized letter from the property owner (If vending will be conducted at a location different from commissary)

  • Mobile Application Fee $481.00

  • List of menu items

  • Permit Fee $408.00

                             

 

Prepackaged Pushcart

Prepackaged Pushcart Guidelines


Mobile Food Application

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Notarized Commissary Approval Form


To submit an application, the following are needed:

  • Current government-issued picture ID

  • Notarized Commissary Approval Form 

    - commissary visits are required daily 

  • Mobile Application Fee $481.00

  • Permit Fee $382.00