Mobile Food Vending

NOTE: A permit fee of $300.00 (plus a 3% surcharge) will be assessed for all mobile food vending units.

Permit & Inspection

Step 1.Meet the Criteria

The San Antonio Fire Department requires mobile food vendors to attain a Fire Mobile Vending Permit when:

  1. Cooking and/or heating are conducted in the unit.
  2. A generator is used in association with the unit.

Step 3.Apply for a Permit

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Step 4.Schedule an Inspection

Mobile food vending inspections are conducted Tuesdays and Thursdays of each week from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. at:

Claude Black Community Center
2805 East Commerce
San Antonio, TX 78202

To schedule an inspection call Metropolitan Health District at 210-207-8853