Before you begin
Food trucks must:
- Be insured.
- Follow State and City regulations:
- Record some employee illnesses:
You are responsible for food safety. This includes control of food from preparation to serving customers.
See City and State food safety resources:
You may need to submit the following with your application:
- Location plan if you are on private property
- Letter of approval if you are near a park, restaurant, or on private property
Food trucks in Minneapolis are required to be licensed.
Businesses with a restaurant or an on-sale alcohol license in Minneapolis
If your business already has a restaurant or on-sale alcohol license from the City and you want to apply for a food truck license, use the Food truck, add a license application. You must have the same ownership and kitchen.
Submit your application
If you have questions, contact:
Food plan review
You must submit plans to:
- Open a new food or alcohol business, including:
- Food carts
- Food kiosks
- Food trucks
- Remodel or expand an existing food or alcohol business
- Replace food equipment that needs any of these permits for installation:
- Add ventless cooking equipment or ventless hoods
The City must approve your plans before you start any work.
Your food handling methods determine how often the City will inspect your business.
The information on this page should serve as a guideline only.