CHAPTER VIII. LICENSES AND BUSINESS REGULATIONSCHAPTER VIII. LICENSES AND BUSINESS REGULATIONS\ARTICLE 4. MOBILE AND TEMPORARY FOOD VENDORS

Mobile Food Units are defined as a vehicle mounted food establishment designed to be readily moveable. Mobile food Units move from point of sale to point of sale, not stationary in any location. Mobile food units must be moved every thirty (30) minutes from point of sale, or sooner.

(Ord. 2783; Code 2016)

Mobile Food Vendors are defined as any persons who operate or sell food from a stationary cart or trailer mounted on a chassis with or without an engine, for a period of fifteen (15) days or greater per year. Mobile food vendors who operate for fourteen (14) days or less shall be considered temporary food establishments as defined by Chapter 7, Article 7-705. Mobile food vendors must operate at a specific location only within the same operation hours as the business on the same lot that has a Certificate of Occupancy. Outside of the business operation hours, the mobile food vendor must be removed or stored away.

(Ord. 2783; Code 2016)

Mobile Food Units and Mobile Food Vendors are required to obtain annual City Permits, must have liability insurance, and must provide a Certificate of Liability. A copy of the Mobile Unit’s or Mobile Vendor’s state health permit placard must accompany each permit application, along with a current Mobile Food Unit Log. The permit fees for both Mobile Food Unit Permits and Mobile Food Vendor Permits are $20.00 per each permit. Each permit is valid for one year from the date of the issuance.

(Ord. 2783; Code 2016)

Mobile Food Units and Mobile Food Vendors within the City must have passed state inspections and display in a visible area an 8 x 11 inch health permit placard on the inside vehicle with the expiration date. Mobile Food Units and Mobile Food Vendors without this documentation are not approved to sell food within the City of Anthony.

(Ord. 2783; Code 2016)

Temporary Food Establishments, also known as Temporary Event Vendors, are defined as food establishments that operate for a period of no more than fourteen (14) day consecutive days in conjunction with a single event or celebration. Each Temporary Food Establishment must obtain a permit from the City no later than ten (10) business days prior to the event or celebration. The permit fee is $5.00 for each individual event or celebration. Temporary Food Establishments shall be approved only in conjunction with an event or celebration, must have limited food items to be sold, and have a limited time length for food sales.

(Ord. 2783; Code 2016)

Special City wide public events may apply for annual Temporary Food Establishment Exemption Applications through the City of Anthony. Exemptions are only valid for the current year of the event and must be applied for on an annual basis. The Exemption Application must be turned into the City no later than thirty (30) days prior to the event, unless an exception is granted by the City Administrator. Each Temporary Food Establishment Exemption Application must include an all-inclusive Vendors’ List of those vendors participating in the event. The Vendors’ List must contain each individual vendor’s name, address, and Federal Tax ID Number. It is the responsibility of the person or organization applying for the Temporary Food Establishment Exemption Application on behalf of the event to inform the City of any vendors added to the Vendors’ List after the initial Vendors’ List has been turned into the City. If a Temporary Food Establishment Exemption is granted by the City, then there is no fee assessed to the individual vendors on the approved Vendors’ List.

Ord. 2783; Code 2016)

Any person found violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined in any sum not to exceeding $150.00. Each day that any person shall continue to violate or fail to comply with any of the provision of this article shall be considered a separate offense. In addition to the penalties set out above, any person who shall fail to correct any defect in his or her work to meet the required standards after having been given notice of the unfit condition by the city superintendent within a reasonable time shall be refused any permit issued under this chapter until such defect or defects have been corrected.

(Ord. 2783; Code 2016)