Mobile Food Vehicles
On April 26, 2011, Boulder City Council passed an ordinance allowing mobile food vehicles, under certain conditions, in some areas of the City of Boulder. As of June 1, 2011, in order to legally operate a mobile food vehicle, you must apply for and receive a mobile food vehicle license from the City of Boulder licensing division. Both the licensing and planning and development services departments will review and process applications for mobile food vehicles (MFVs).
How it Affects Your Business
Please see the main BRC section on Mobile Food Vehicles (and any other related sections) to understand how it affects your business: BRC 9-6-5 (d)
Please see the attached PDF for help in determining whether you need to apply for a MFV license, or a food cart (a downtown / University food cart is a different process): Food Cart vs. MFV
The current MFV license and application fee is $220, and the sales and use tax application fee is $25.
We expect the MFV licensing process to take approximately 4 weeks, from application to license issuance, for each applicant. MFV licenses will be valid for one year from issuance, and should be renewed annually at least 45 days in advance. Since this is a brand new process, we ask for your patience and understanding while we work through the first batch of MFV applications we have received. Please kindly read all materials on this website before contacting us to ask questions. Included below are a process instruction sheet and links to all necessary applications for the City MFV license.
MFV Licensing Process
*The maps provided are intended to be used as a reference but shall not be relied upon as legal advice or used as a defense to a violation. By way of example and not of limitation, there may be changes to restaurant locations that may not be reflected in the maps. Therefore, it is the MFV operator's responsibility to ensure that they are operating pursuant to the law. Refer to sections 4-18-2; 9-16-1; 9-6-5(d); 9-6-1(d), B.R.C.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 March 2013 07:35