Food & Vendor Trucks

Print
Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

People standing in line for a food truck at a Little Jam eventWith the popularity of food and vendor trucks, the City of Littleton is introducing a pilot program to provide information and facilitate registration and management of these businesses. There is no fee for food or vendor trucks to register for the program. This will assist the city in making sure food and vendor trucks operate safely within the city, are in good standing in terms of health and fire codes, and pay their share of retail sales tax as all retail businesses within the Littleton city limits are required to do.

Beginning November 15, 2019, all food and vendor truck owners must file a new application with the City of Littleton, regardless of previous registrations or licensing (including Business & Sales/Use Tax or Special Event License). Evidence of Business & Sales/Use Tax or Special Event License will be required during registration. This application is required in addition to a City of Littleton business or special event license.

Food truck owners will be responsible for resubmitting an application annually. Renewals are due by January 31 each year. Registrations received November 15 through December 31, 2019 will not require a new registration until January 31, 2021.

The City of Littleton considers any readily movable, wheeled, motorized vehicle, and any non-motorized structure towed by a motorized vehicle, and equipped to serve food, beverages, or other goods and services a Food/Vendor Truck. Food/Vendor Trucks may operate within city limits under two conditions: 1) as an accessory use, or 2) as part of a special event. A Food/Vendor Truck, trailer, or mobile food vendor using public parking, public streets, or other municipal property is NOT ALLOWED unless permitted in association with a Special Event. Before reviewing these guidelines, please use the city’s Address Wizard to verify the city limits.

Below are two tables with requirements based on the type of truck and the type of use. If owners operate via multiple uses (i.e. bricks-and-mortar location and special event), applications for each use must be submitted. For details, see the Food & Vendor Truck brochure.

The city’s Economic Development Department welcomes feedback from vendors, business and property owners, and citizens at OpenLittleton.org.

Food Truck Application

Vendor Truck Application

FOOD TRUCK Requirements for Registration Bricks & Mortar Location
(Different Owner)
Bricks & Mortar Location
(Same owner)
Special Event
Food Truck Application
BLAST* Request ID
(see example
OR Business License Number
(see example)
 
Special Event License Number
(see example)
   
Location diagram
(see example)
 
Estimated days of operation in Littleton  
Photo of Food or Vendor Truck
Copy of Food or Vendor Truck or Trailer Vehicle Registration
State of Colorado Retail Food Establishment License (issued by any county)
An agreement with a commissary (within 30 minutes of the proposed location)
Proof of fire inspection  
Letter of authorization from the bricks-and-mortar business owner (see example)    
Name of special event(s)    
Date(s) of special event(s)    

*Business License and Sales Tax

VENDOR TRUCK
Requirements for Registration
Bricks & Mortar Location
(Different Owner)
Bricks & Mortar Location
(Same Owner)
Special Event
Vendor Truck Application
BLAST* Request ID
(see example)
OR Business License Number
(see example)
 
Special Event License Number
(see example)
   
Location diagram
(see example)
 
Estimated days of operation In Littleton  
Photo of Food or Vendor Truck
Copy of Food or Vendor Truck or Trailer Vehicle Registration
State of Colorado Retail Food Establishment License (issued by any county)      
An agreement with a commissary (within 30 minutes of the proposed location)      
Proof of fire inspection  
Letter of authorization from the bricks-and-mortar business owner (see example)    
Name of special event(s)    
Date(s) of special event(s)    

*Business License and Sales Tax

 

Free viewers are required for some of the attached documents.
They can be downloaded by clicking on the icons below.

Acrobat Reader Download Acrobat Reader Flash Player Download Flash Player Windows Media Player Download Windows Media Player Microsoft Silverlight Download Microsoft Silverlight Word Viewer Download Word Viewer Excel Viewer Download Excel Viewer PowerPoint Viewer Download PowerPoint Viewer