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Yes, you do. You will need to provide written proof of consent from the property owner in either letter or email form. Additionally, you will need a copy of a valid Ohio Department of Health mobile food license.
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The food truck legislation can be found in Code 154.04(G)(42), which was adopted by city council on August 19, 2019. Click here to view the ordinance.
Applications for food truck permits are available here or at the planning window in the Tipp City Government Center. All applications must be submitted to the planning window 48 hours before vendors begin operation.
The Tipp City Zoning Administrator must first approve your application to ensure the food truck is in a permissible area to operate. An inspection will then be scheduled with fire and emergency services the day of the event to ensure compliance with all fire and health codes.
There is no fee associated with obtaining a food truck permit.
An approved food truck permit is good for the entire duration of the event. However, a new permit is required for each event you intend to operate.
Before your scheduled inspection, please make sure you are properly set up prior to the arrival of the fire department. Make sure a printed copy of a valid Ohio Department of Health mobile food license is in the truck. The fire inspector will then work through a mobile food unit checklist. The mobile food unit checklist stems from the 2017 Ohio fire code, section 320.