You need a food truck permit (FTP) and site approval.
|Food Truck Permit (You will need all of the following):|
Health Permit #
Signature of Health Inspector on FTP Application
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If you want to vend on public property, first check the Public Sites Schedule. This lists the ONLY public sites where food trucks are allowed to vend. It also displays open vending slots.
Public Site Schedule
In order to vend on private property, you must apply for a use of premise permit and submit it to the Inspectional Services Department (ISD).
Use of Premise Permit Info
Many special sites are excellent vending locations (such as the Rose Kennedy Greenway). These sites have their own application processes.
Once you have ALL the above materials, you must submit them along with a completed Food Truck Permit Application to:
Boston City Hall
You can also fax the documents to 617-635-7499.
Cost: $500 (Annual Fee)
Info Session for New Vendors
The Office of Food Initiatives will be hosting info sessions for new vendors in May, August, and November in the Boston City Hall in the BRA Boardroom (9th Floor) starting at 4:00 PM. We will provide a thorough overview of the Mobile Food Truck Program and provide an opportunity for asking specific questions.
If you are considering a food truck business and have questions about the permitting and licensing process, please RSVP with your name and contact information to the Mobile Food Truck Coordinator, in the Office of Food Initiatives.
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