Mobile Food Vendor Permit

Who is Required to get a Mobile Food Establishment Permit?

  • Semi-stationary Mobile Food Establishment (MFE) that remains in a single location in excess of 15 minutes
  • Transient MFE that is not stationary in any single location for more than 15 minutes
  • Operational hours limited to between 30 minutes prior to sunrise and 30 minutes after sunset

Submit the Required Information

  • Apply online at
  • Copy of Mobile Food Establishment permit issued by Williamson County and Cities Health District, only applicable for vendors that are established, and have previously received their permit from Williamson Co.
    • Williamson County will issue a permit to NEW vendors, once they have passed their inspection with the Fire Marshal’s office
  • Copy of Food Handler’s or Food Manager’s permit for each employee
  • Copy of Central Preparation Facility (CPF) Contract
  • Written consent of the property owner(s) where the MFE is to be located
  • Copy of sales tax permit
  • Photo of mobile unit
  • Location of fire extinguishers; list the type and size
  • Site plan to scale that includes:
    • Location of MFE on property
    • Layout of proposed parking & fire lanes
    • Type of utilities and point of connection (i.e. generator, water tank)
  • Layout of the interior of the trailer and label all appliances


  • $100.00 for 1st establishment
  • $75.00 additional
  • $35.00 Fire Department Permit
  • If there is more than (1) one location, no additional fees due but must submit separate site plans for each