Guide to Food Truck Permitting

Prepared by the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic.

What is a food truck?

  • A walk-on vehicle where food is cooked, prepared, and served in individual portions.
  • No larger than 30 feet x 8 feet (for public site vending)

Do you have a food truck?


Get more information on the City of Boston's permitting and licensing process.


For more information and advice on starting a food truck, check out these outside resources.

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