Before selling in Fairfax County, food truck operators must first obtain the necessary permits and licenses. The following steps are required to ensure that the company has complied with all applicable regulations before operating in Fairfax County. A health permit is required for class II, III and IV units. Before a mobile food unit is licensed to operate, plans must be approved by the local Department of Health in the jurisdiction where the grocery store is located.
Approval from other county departments may also be required. These include, but are not limited to, 26% planning, zoning, building inspections, fires, finance (business license), and other county departments or state agencies. A) The owner of the property where a food truck can be located must file an application for a food truck location permit with the Zoning Manager on the forms provided by the county. B) Every year, the owner or operator of any food truck operating in the county must file an application for a food truck operating permit with the Zoning Administrator on forms provided by the county.
The Park Authority allows certain food trucks to work in designated Fairfax County parks, provided that they have been issued a street food permit. D) A maximum of three food trucks are allowed anywhere at the same time, provided that additional food trucks can be allowed along with administrative permits or other special events regulated by any condition offered, development condition, special exception, or special permit.