Food Trucks and Trailers
Food trucks and trailers are a recent addition to Greenville's vibrant urban landscape and can now be found throughout downtown's Central Business District and in other popular areas of the city.
Getting a permit is the first step to operate a food truck or trailer. You will need to download the application packet. Additional licenses and permits are required, including hospitality tax, Fire Department and state Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) food preparation approvals.
- Vendors operating within the City must have a valid business license
- Vendors must pay 2% hospitality tax on all food and beverage sales
- Mobile food vendors must meet Fire Department Mobile Food Preparation Requirements
- Mobile food units must meet all state Department of Heal and Environmental Control requirements.
FOOD TRUCKS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY
Once all permits are approved, mobile food vendors are allowed to operate on private property under the following circumstances:
- Mobile food vendors must have written permission from the property owner to operate on private property.
- Mobile food vendors may not operate within 250 feet of an existing restaurant while it is open for business unless they have written permission from the restaurant owner.
- Mobile food vendors are only permitted to operate in areas of the City that are zoned C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4, RDV, and S-1. More about zoning classification codes
HOURS OF OPERATION
Mobile food vendors are only permitted to operate between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. and must remove the vehicle from the site at that time.
Please note that vendors may apply for permission to operate after 10 p.m. and up to 1 a.m.