Mobile Food Facilities
A mobile food facility (MFF) can be a cart, unenclosed vehicle, or food truck or trailer. There are limitations on the types of foods that can be prepared in each type of MFF.
Carts are limited in that they are restricted to "limited food preparation" and are too small to fit a 3-compartment sink and the required water tanks.Link to page
Food Trucks & Trailers
Food trucks and trailers can engage in full food preparation and typically involve hot holding of pre-cooked foods and may contain grills, griddles, fryers, barbecues, or pizza ovens.Link to page
How to Acquire a Health Permit
Find out about how to acquire a health permit from the County of Placer.Link to page
Unenclosed vehicles are typically custom built vehicles (vans, box trucks, pick-up trucks) that are not occupied, meaning you do not stand inside the vehicle to vend.Link to page
- What exactly is a Mobile Food Facility?
- Can I operate my MFF wherever I want?
- Do I have to put anything besides the name of my business on the side of my MFF?
- What is the California Housing and Community Development, and why do I need their approval?
- What does the Housing and Community Development insignia look like?
- I bought my Food Truck used and I can’t find an insignia on it. How can I find out if it has passed inspection in the past?
- My vehicle has never been issued the Housing and Community Development insignia, who do I contact to schedule an inspection?
- What is a commissary and why do I need one?
- What is considered limited food preparation?
- I want to open a hot dog cart and serve brats and other specialty sausages. Can I do this?
- Am I allowed to use my custom built BBQ in conjunction with my MFF?
- Am I allowed to set up a pop-up tent or a table to make fresh squeezed lemonade?
- I’ve been asked to come to the local brewery/winery on Friday evenings. Is this considered a Community Event?
- Do I have to fill out the Restroom Verification Form?