Food Trucks

ATTENTION- Food Truck Ordinance No. 21-6250  has recently been updated as of 8/3/2021.

Food Truck Information

Food Trucks may operate between the hours of 6am-8pm. Food Trucks will be given a grace period of one hour before 6am and one hour after 8pm to set up/clean up only. All Food Trucks must be moved every day. 

If you are setting up on public property, no tables or chairs are allowed. If you are setting up on private property, you are allowed 2 tables and 8 chairs. If you are operating for more than 3 hours at a location, you must have written agreement that permits access to an indoor restroom for employees at that location, during all hours of operation. This written agreement will need to be available upon request by the City.

Food Truck Permits are $100 (regardless if your business has a brick and mortar). The permit will be valid for one year from the date of issue.

To apply for a Food Truck permit, you must have:

  • Copy of your Business License
  • Copy of your Health Department Permit
  • Copy of Catering License (if applicable)
  • Written Permission, if you are setting up on City owned property or on private property.
  • Make, Model, Description, and License Tag of each vehicle that will be used in the mobile vending service. 

 

The Process for applying for a Food Truck Permit:

  1. Submit your Food Truck Application to the Business Tax Office with your $100 payment and all of the required documents (listed above). 
  2. As long as everything that is required is turned in, the Business Tax Office will issue the Food Truck Permit.
  3.  If cooking inside your Food Truck, you will need to pay the $50 inspection fee to the Business Tax Office or Lebanon Fire Department.
  4. contact the Lebanon Fire department to set up inspection and if you still need to pay the inspection fee. 

Incomplete or missing documents will delay processing.

  1. If cooking inside your Food Truck, you will need to pay the $50 inspection fee to the Business Tax Office or Lebanon Fire Department.
  2. Contact the Lebanon Fire Department to set up inspection and if you still need to pay the inspection fee. 

If you are cooking inside your food truck, you are required to have an inspection by the City of Lebanon Fire Department. There is a $50 fee for the inspection that can be paid to the Business Tax Office located at City Hall or the Lebanon Fire Department located at 520 Coles Ferry Pike. Once you have paid for your inspection, you will need to contact Captain Edward Felts or Jason Gas to schedule an inspection. 


 

 

If you are participating in an event sponsored or sanctioned by the City of Lebanon, you are exempt from getting any licenses or permits from the City of Lebanon. These events include: Rock the Block, Oktoberfest, etc. If you are unsure if the event that you are attending is sponsored by the City of Lebanon, please contact the Business Tax Office. 

 

Any Food Trucks attending an event that is not sponsored or sanctioned by the City of Lebanon are required to obtain a Food Truck Permit. 

 

 

For more information regarding Food Trucks, please see the Ordinance 18-5628 or call the Business Tax Office at 615-444-4905.