Consumer Health


Consumer Health Division

Contactless Permitting Process 
Effective May 20, 2020, the Consumer Health Division will use a contactless permitting process which requires all customers to have an appointment to visit the office at 7901 Goforth Road, Dallas, Texas 75238 to secure a food permit. 
  • Customers must remain in their vehicle for the entire appointment
  • Customers can call 214-670-8083 to set an appointment. 
  • Appointments are set on a first come first serve basis.  
  • Appointment times are from 8:00 am-12 noon and from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm Monday -Friday.  

Customers may email required documents ahead of their appointment or bring the required documents to the appointment.

  • Documents can be emailed to maria.chacon@dallascityhall.com

  • Failure to provide all required documents will delay the permitting process and the customer may be required to reschedule the appointment
  • All fees must be paid at the time of the permitting appointment. Fees can be paid by check, money order, or credit card      

 No walk-up traffic will be allowed.  Customers will be seen by appointment only for the safety of the customer and the employees.

Mobile Food Permits

​Information

A mobile food unit is a vehicle-mounted food product establishment designed to be readily movable (including, but not limited to, catering trucks and pushcarts) from which food is distributed, sold, or served to an ultimate consumer.

Applicants wishing to submit for a mobile food unit plan review, an application for a new health permit, or a renewal of a mobile health permit, must first schedule an appointment with our office.  Please call 214-670-1524 to schedule an appointment.  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*

Defined as a commercially-manufactured, motorized mobile food establishment in which ready-to-eat food is cooked, wrapped, packaged, processed, or portioned for service, sale, or distribution.  *An enclosed food trailer that complies with the construction and operation standards for operating a mobile food preparation vehicle may be permitted as a mobile food preparation vehicle for the purpose of participating in an approved temporary event only. The event must be approved by the appropriate person or entity, as determined by the director.

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 or Change of Owner

  • Must submit 2 sets of blueprints & equipment specification sheets

  • Current Drivers License

  • Proof Of 6-months Liability Insurance

  • Written Agreement of the property owner where vending

  • Notarized Commissary Approval Form

  • 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 $286

  • Permit Fee $185

  • Plan Review $205

Annual Renewal of Existing Truck

  • Current Drivers License

  • Proof Of 6-months Liability Insurance

  • Written Agreement of the property owner where vending

  • Notarized Commissary Approval Form

  • 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 $ 185

                    

 

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 $121

  • Permit Fee $238 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

  • Mobile Application Fee $121

  • Permit Fee $238

 

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

  • Mobile Application Fee $121

  • Permit Fee $125


​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

  • Mobile Application Fee $121

  • Permit Fee $238


 

​Hot Dog or Corn Cart (General Service Pushcart)

General Service 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

  • 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

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

  • Mobile Application Fee $121

  • Permit Fee $240

                             

 

Ice Cream Pushcart (Limited Service Pushcart)

Ice Cream 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

  • Mobile Application Fee $121

  • Permit Fee $238