New Requirements & Restrictions Placed on Food Trucks in Delaware

Mobile food trucks face a new, demanding law in Delaware town.

The new ordinance, approved on Oct. 14, establishes requirements for mobile food vendors and specifies that mobile food vendors must have at least $100,000 worth of general liability insurance, trash receptacles, can have limited dining areas and are not permitted within 50 feet of restaurants.

It also outlines details surrounding the participation of mobile food vendors in public events and specifies the licensing procedures. It spells out restrictions for mobile food vendors located on public and private property and notes penalties for violation of the ordinance between $150 and $500.

Operating a mobile food truck can be a complicated, regulated ordeal. Fortunately, there are ways to make the process of getting set up easier. Get a report of exactly which licenses and permits you will need at There are also services available to have all the filing done on your behalf.