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Mobile Food


Mobile Food Facilities

The San Mateo County Environmental Health Division is responsible for the inspection of various types of Mobile Food Facilities (MFF) including Mobile Food Preparation Units (MFPU), Hot Dog Carts, and Limited Food Vehicles. The Vehicle Inspection Program conducts annual certification inspections, and complaint inspections of MFFs, and inspections that may involve commissaries that service these MFFs. Please see below to apply for the appropriate permit. For more information please contact Bernardo Patino at (650) 372-6200 or

Types of MFF:

  • 1540 (Push Cart)
  • 1541 (Hot Dog/Espresso Cart)
  • 1542 (Ice Cream Truck)
  • 1543 (Food Truck)

Mobile Food Facility Permit Application (English/Ingles)
Solicitud de Permiso de Instalacion Ambulante de Alimentos (Espanol/Spanish)
Mobile Food Facility Coordinator Application
Mobile Food Facility Checklist - English
Mobile Food Facility Checklist - Spanish
Vehicle Substitution Form
Commissary Resource List
CalCode - Mobile Food
Non-Operational Form