Mobile Food Vending

foodtruckThe process for obtaining authorization to operate a mobile food vending business in Ridgefield includes the following requirements:

Washington State Business License
Every business operating in the State of Washington is required to obtain a state business license. For additional information, visit the Washington State Department of Revenue Business Licensing Services website.

City of Ridgefield Business License
The City of Ridgefield requires a business license for operating within the City limits. Download the application here.

Mobile Food Vendor License
The City of Ridgefield requires a Special License for Mobile Food Vendors. Download the application here.

Street Use Permit (If operating in the public right-of-way)
Any mobile food vending unit that operates in the public right-of-way is required to obtain a street use permit.

Food Establishment License
All food businesses must obtain a license to operate a food establishment from Clark County Public Health. Visit the Clark County Food Safety website for more information. Mobile food vehicles are reviewed and inspected by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries to ensure they meet health and safety standards, and a state permit is posted on each truck.

Labor And Industries Inspection
Mobile food vehicles are reviewed and inspected by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries to ensure they meet health and safety standards, and a state permit is posted on each truck. Mobile food vending during special events such as a festival, fair or concert must be approved by the event organizer prior to the event.

Vending at Special Events
Mobile food vending during special events such as a festival, fair or concert must be approved by the event organizer prior to the event. Remember that permits are site-specific. This means that for any particular permit issued, the permittee may vend only from the location specified on the permit.