Information About Becoming a Mobile Food Unit

NOTE: This is an overview of steps needed to open a Mobile Food Unit (MFU) in Pittsburg, Texas. Read Ordinance 919-21 for complete details and requirements. 

Step One: Obtain State Permits and Licensing             

Step Two: Find a Qualified Location 

(Full Mobile Food Unit Regulations)          

  • Must be located on a lot with an existing business that is operating in a permitted building
  • Located on a hard surface lot
  • Must be within 500 ft of the primary business and professionally plumbed restrooms
  • Written permission from business owner to utilize lot and restrooms
  • MFU must be moved daily and stay no longer than 12 hours
  • Can only operate during operation hours of primary permitted business

Step Three: Application            

  • Application must be filled out completely
  • Pay the associated fee at City Hall
    • $250 - Annual
    • $175 - Renewal
    • $35 - Temporary (nor more than 7 days)
  • Submit Application to Building Official at City Hall  
  • Building Official has 5 days to review plan - 24-hour notice is required for all inspections 

Step Four: Open for Business

 

If you are interested in operating a Mobile Food Unit, you can contact City Hall at (903) 856-3621 with any questions.

Downloadable Ordinance, Application and Sources