Choosing A Location For Your Food Truck
The City of Boston encourages food vendors to pick the right spot to vend. Vendors can choose from locations on the public way, on private property, or on special properties.
Vending on Private Property
Food trucks with the proper permits from the ISD and Fire departments, as well as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, will be eligible to obtain a Mobile Food Truck permit through Public Works to vend in the City of Boston. With the Mobile Food Truck permit, vendors may then locate on private property in agreement with building management/property owners by providing proof of permission. Along with the Mobile Food Truck Permit application, vendors must submit to Public Works:
- A copy of the lease(s) and/or letter(s) of agreement from landlord(s)
- A copy of the Use of Premise Permit from ISD (http://www.cityofboston.gov/isd/building/)
- A detailed layout (including photos) for each site where a vendor has an agreement to sell