Restricted Area Mobile Food Vending Permit

New Application Fees: $200.00 (P) - $75.00 (NP) HOW TO APPLY
Renewal Fees: $200.00 (P) - $50.00 (NP) OPERATING & RENEWING
Renewal Cycle: 2 Years OPERATING & RENEWING


Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of City
The Restricted Area Mobile Food Vending Permit, authorizes mobile food vending on private property in a commercially zoned area or on property under the jurisdiction of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and is exempt from the statutory limits which apply to public street vending.

This permit type:
  • is exempt from the limits imposed on public street vending
  • does not require being on a waiting list
This permit type does not authorize:
  • food vending at a Street Fair (See Temporary Food Service Establishment Permit)
  • food vending on city streets but allows “off-street” food vending

Examples of situations which qualify as "outdoors on private property" are: a private commercial parking lot, an outdoor shopping mall/strip, a vacant fenced-in lot area, the area within a gasoline station.  The sidewalk in front of someone's store is considered public space, not private property, and therefore does not qualify.

Next: Apply

Additional resources

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)
Bureau of Food Safety & Community Sanitation
125 Worth Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 676-1600

NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP)
Licensing Center
42 Broadway, Lobby
New York, NY 10004

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