Food Truck Permits

Permits to host food trucks on your property

Mobile Food Establishment (a.k.a. food truck) permits are issued to the property owner of the hosting site. There are two (2) types of permits:

Type 1 – Long-term Permits are issued to the property owner and are valid from January through December of a given year, if the site meets the requirements for this type of permit.

Type 2 – Short-term Permits are issued to the property owner of the site where a mobile food vendor is to be located. A new permit will be required for each event. Only 4 permits per calendar year are allowed, with each event permit issued for a maximum of 3 consecutive days.

Please complete the MFE permit application including the General Information section, check the relevant boxes under either Type 1 or Type 2, attach the required documents and return to the Planning and Development Services Department, located at 301 W Bagdad Ave, Suite 210, Round Rock, TX 78664 with the associated fee. See the Code of Ordinances Part III Section 2-93 (c): Mobile Food Establishments for more details.

Type 1 – Long-term Accessory Use

Long-term permits are issued for one (1) calendar year (January – December). Must meet the following requirements:

  • Restaurant or bar on a lot zoned MU-1, or zoned PUD that is adjacent to lots zoned MU-1 or MU-2
  • Pedestrian promenade in a multi-tenant center that is not visible from the public right-of-way
  • Small-scale alcohol production facility
  • Event center
  • Municipal park and recreation facility (permission required from the department operating the facility)
  • Higher education facility, corporate office campus, or business/industrial park

Fee : $150 per year

Type 2 – Short-term Accessory Use

Maximum number of permits per calendar year = 4 permits (maximum 3-days per permit). Must meet the following requirements:

  • Commercially zoned property or property located within an employment or industrial zoning district, with an operational business.
  • School
  • Small-scale alcohol production facility
  • Event center
  • Place of worship
  • Municipal park and recreation facility (permission required from the department operating the facility)
  • Community/government service facility

Fee: $25 per event.

Search for sites with MFE permits

If you are an MFE operator you can look up locations with active MFE permits with eTrakit, our online permit tracker. Open the Permit Search, and look for permit numbers containing “FOOD”.