If you want to run a mobile retail food business, you need a Food Establishment Retail, Non-permanent Location License. This includes:
- Food trucks
- Movable stands
Mobile food vending units include trucks, trailer hitch units, pushcarts, stands and foot peddlers must complete the required plan review application for a mobile food business.
Every individual, partnership, association and corporation doing business in Philadelphia must file a Business Income and Receipts Tax Return in whether or not they earned a profit during the preceding year. Rental activities are usually considered business activities.
An Activity License is required for all businesses and non-profits operating in Philadelphia. This includes businesses that are located outside the city limits but do some or all of their business activity in the City.
This form is required to obtain a license to operate a retail food establishment that is not permanent. This includes vehicles, movable stands, carts, etc.