Mobile Food/Food Trucks

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Starting November 18th, 2020, all food truck inspections will be conducted by appointment only.
Call (916) 875-8440 to schedule an appointment.  Appointments will be scheduled Monday-Wednesday from 8am – 11am. All food trucks must be inspected and permitted by January 31, 2021.

Please see the link below for information about scheduling and preparing for a food truck inspection.

Food Truck Inspection Appointment Information - Link (English)

Food Truck Inspection Appointment Information - Link (Spanish)

Food Truck Inspection Appointment Information - Link (Vietnamese)


The phrase "Mobile Food Truck" or “Mobile Food Facility” refers to several different types of vehicles that food is sold from.  Some examples include:

  • food trucks
  • ice cream trucks
  • hot dog carts
  • produce trucks
  • frozen meat sales trucks
  • sandwich trucks

All Mobile Food Facilities are required to have a valid permit sticker at all times for the county where food is being sold. 

To obtain a permit, the vehicle must meet all requirements, submit a commissary verification form, complete an application, pay the annual permit fee, and pass an inspection.   

Vehicles must pass inspection every year to maintain a current permit sticker. 

Please Note: Vehicles that do not pass on the first inspection may be required to pay a reinspection fee for additional inspections. 

To apply for a permit or find out more information, please contact EMD at (916) 875-8440.

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Further Information

Specialists are available to answer questions and conduct inspections Mon-Fri from 8am – 10am at the EMD (916) 875-8440. Please see Mobile Food Facility Forms & Documents for further guidance.