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Food Truck Permits

The City of Murfreesboro recognizes the growing interest in food trucks in our community.  In response to requests from our citizens, food truck operators, and various organizers of special events in the community, city staff are currently working to develop a permitting process for mobile food service vehicles that will balance the demand for loosening restrictions on food trucks with the desire to maintain regulations necessary for the health, safety and welfare of
our citizens.

When Will The Ordinance Be Approved?
In recent months, the City has worked closely with the public on developing new rules and regulations for food truck operations within our city limits.  Based on the community's input the proposed new Ordinance and draft rules and regulations will be presented to the Murfreesboro City Council for adoption in October.  Adoption of a new Ordinance requires the City Council is to formally approve the Ordinance at two separate City Council meetings.  The first consideration is scheduled for Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.  Upon its approval that night, the Ordinance will be placed for second consideration at the City Council's next regularly scheduled meeting.  Then, upon second adoption, the Ordinance will be effective 15 days later.  

When Can I Apply for a Permit?
We anticipate to begin accepting applications for Mobile Food Vending Permits in November 2016.  
Permits applications will be available from the Building and Codes Department, 2nd Floor, City Hall and available to print from this webpage, pending City Council's approval of the proposed Ordinance.

Click on Document Titles Below to Learn More:
The proposed Ordinance includes revisions made as a result of input from public meetings held on August 15, 2016 and September 21, 2016; as well as feedback received by phone calls, emails, or in-person to the Mayor, City Council or City Manager's Office.

October 13, 2016 - Memo to City Council on Proposed Food Truck Ordinance

Proposed Mobile Food Service Ordinance

Proposed Map of Designated Locations in City Right-of-Way

Description of Designated Locations in City Right-of-Way

Draft Rules and Regulations for Food Trucks in City Parks

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As new information is available, it will be posted on this webpage.
Thank you in advance for your assistance and please continue to give us feedback!

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If you have comments or questions about operating a Food Truck in the City of Murfreesboro, please contact Assistant City Manager Jennifer Moody at or 615-849-2629.