Food Truck & Mobile Vending Permit

An application must be filed in person at the Department of Codes & Regulations License & Permits Division between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM. All required documentation must be submitted when filing your application. We will not accept partial applications. The name of the applicant must be spelled the same on all supporting documentation. You must be at least 18 years old to apply for this permit.

Food Truck & Mobile Vending Application


The completed application must be submitted along with:

Proof of registration with the Louisville Metro Revenue Commission

Louisville Metro Revenue Commission

617 West Jefferson Street

Louisville, KY 40202

(502) 574-4900


Proof of registration with the Kentucky State Revenue Commission

Kentucky State Revenue Cabinet

600 Cedar Street

Louisville, KY 40202

(502) 595-4512


Proof of registration with the Kentucky Secretary of State

Office of the Secretary of State

The Capital Building

700 Capital Avenue

Suite 152

Frankfort, KY 40601

(502) 564-3490


Proof of registration with the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office, Deeds and Records

Metro Deeds and Records

Metro Hall

527 West Jefferson Street

Room 204

Louisville, KY 40202


Proof of Mobile Food Unit Permit from the Louisville Metro Health and Wellness Department. If applicant is selling food and/or drink which are not pre-packaged, a permit will be needed from the Department of Health.

Louisville Metro Department of Health

400 East Gray Street

Louisville, KY 40202

(502) 574-6650


Photographs and dimensions of cart, trailer, vehicle, etc. to be used

A driving record from any state resided in for the past 5 years

A written statement of authorization from the property owner(s) of intended location(s); if private property, the actual owner, if public property, Public Works

Proof of insurance

A statewide criminal history from any state resided in for the past 10 years.

A valid government issued identification or operator’s license


The vehicle registration number, description and identification number for any vehicle to be used
An application fee of $200 and $50  per Vendor ID is required at the time of submission and is valid from April 1 - March 31 annually. Fees are not pro-rated. The Vendor Permits will be issued upon approval.


LMCO 115  Rules and Regulations

O-041-18 repeal LMCO 115.360(c), 115.360(D) and 115.369(E) relating to mobile vendors

Consent Decree   

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