Prepare your mobile food vendor permit application
Apply for a mobile food vendor operational permit in person.
Gather documents and fees.
For both unrestricted and restricted permits, you’ll need the following documents and applications:
Bring your application and documents to the Environmental Health Services Division office.
Mobile food vendors can submit their operational permit applications at Austin Public Health’s Environmental Health Services Division office only on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:45 am to 11:00 am.
Generally, you’ll wait less time after you arrive if you have your application ready for review. Incomplete applications are not accepted, so make sure yours is complete before you go. If you have any questions or need help filling out the application, call the Environmental Health office at (512) 978-0300.
Environmental Health Services Division
1520 Rutherford Lane, East entranceBuilding 1, Austin, Texas 78754
If you submitted an application for an operational permit within the City of Austin and contracted municipalities, but did not receive a permit because it was denied, you may be eligible for a refund of the permit fee. However, after an application has been processed, the application fee is non-refundable. The fire inspection fee is also non-refundable. There is no prorating, meaning if you get a permit for the full year but only use it for the summer, no portion of the permit’s fee is refundable.
To receive a permit fee refund, email the Environmental Health Services Division at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask for a refund request form. Fill it out, sign, scan, and email it to the same address. You can request a refund for any reason.
Applications submitted for operation within Travis County are not eligible for a fee refund.