Mobile Food Unit
The Environmental Health program is responsible for issuing licenses, conducting inspections, investigating foodborne illness and other complaints, and providing consultations for mobile food units operating in Washington County. Mobile food unit operations include food service businesses that operate from any vehicle that is self-propelled, or can be pulled or pushed down a sidewalk, street, highway or waterway, on which food is prepared, processed or converted, or which is used in selling and dispensing food to the end consumer.
Mobile food units must operate from a licensed restaurant, commissary, or warehouse unless the mobile food unit has a very limited menu and adequate equipment and utensils to operate without a base to support food service activities. A warehouse may only be used to store prepackaged goods.
Note: New Food Service Rules were adopted September 4, 2012. For more information about the changes, visit the Food Code Adoption page.
Forms and Applications
Plan Review FormsNew or remodeled Mobile Food Units are required to submit plans for review and approval prior to licensing.
- Plan Review Requirements
- Classification Requirements
- Operational Information
- Floor Plan Requirements
- General Requirements
- Plan Review Application
- Mobile Food Unit License Application -- license expires December 31 of the year issued
- Commissary or Warehouse License Application -- license expires December 31 of the year issued
- Commissary Service Form
- Mobile Food Unit Route Form
- Mobile Food Unit Restroom Requirement Form
- Mobile Food Unit Operation Guide
- Obtaining a Food Handler Card
- Food Sanitation Rules
- Employee Illness Policy -- Example