Submit verification of Boston Fire Department Inspection:
Copy of Permit(s) issued by BFD (if applicable)
BFD Inspector Signature on permit application
Getting a BFD Permit
To obtain a Boston Fire Department permit, every Mobile Food Truck must meet and pass a vehicle inspection. All vehicles must be inspected by BFD. At the time of inspection, you will need to submit:
If applicable, a completed BFD Application for Open Burning/Cooking Operations (must be submitted annually)
$38 Application Fee Payment (annual fee)
Scheduling an Inspection
Vendors must complete BFD's Annual Permit Application and Application for Open Burning/Cooking Operations (if applicable).
The truck inspection with the Fire Department will be done concurrently at the time of your truck inspection with ISD's Health Division. ISD will coordinate with BFD directly to manage this.
Purpose of Inspection
Fire Supression System Installed
If you are using propate and/or have an open flame you need:
Installed Fire Supression System
Fire Extinguisher(s) 40bc (K required for deep fat frying)
Mobile food trucks that have an 'in-line' generator do NOT need a permit.
All other generators will need to be inspected and issued a permit.
Please note: standalone or separate fill gasoline-powered generators are not allowed at any public venue or public event.