Mobile Vendor Regulations

Mobile Vendor Frequently Asked Questions 

Mobile Vendors (food trucks) are permitted within the City of Safety Harbor on private property as described below. 

Where can Mobile Vendors operate?

Mobile Vendors (food trucks) can operate on private property that includes an establishment where beer and wine are sold for on-site consumption.  

Various citywide Special Events include mobile vendors. For more information, visit the Safety Harbor Special Events web page at http://www.cityofsafetyharbor.com/72/Special-Events or email Special Event Supervisor, Joe Cooper, at jcooper@cityofsafetyharbor.com

When can Mobile Vendors operate? 

Mobile vendors (food trucks) are permitted for a time period not to exceed five (5) consecutive hours, starting no earlier than 10:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 3:00 p.m. until business closing time Friday through Sunday.  Mobile Vendors may set up no more than one hour before opening and shall be removed within one hour after closing.  

Where can the Mobile Vending vehicle park?

The mobile vendor truck, trailer, or other conveyance shall not park or be stored in any parking area.   Parking area is defined as all areas associated with a parking lot and utilized for parking spaces, drive aisles, parking lot landscaping areas, and loading areas required by code.  

What documents are required to operate a mobile vendor (food truck) in Safety Harbor?  

Mobile vendors must have a valid permit issued by the State of Florida that is attached to the mobile vending vehicle in a visible location. A local permit is not required.  A copy of the annual City of Safety Harbor fire department inspection approval and a water/wastewater form approved by the Public Works Department are required to be submitted to the City of Safety Harbor Community Development Department prior to operating.  You can find the water/wastewater form here.  To submit these forms, please email PlanningDepartment@cityofsafetyharbor.com .  The mobile vendor permit fire inspection fee is $25.  

For more information, please contact the Community Development Department at (727)724-1555 x1702.