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Mobile Food Vendor Definition

The Georgetown Fire & Life Safety Division has implemented a Mobile Food Vendor Fire Inspection and
Permitting process on January 1, 2016. Any mobile food vendor who wants to operate in the City of
Georgetown or in Emergency Service District (E.S.D.) # 8 will need to obtain a mobile food vendor fire
permit from the Fire & Life Safety Division of the Georgetown Fire Department. The Mobile Food Vendor
Fire Permit is valid for 1 year from the date it is issued.

A mobile food vendor is defined as a vehicle, truck or trailer that prepares and sells food. This does NOT
include a vehicle that sells prepackaged foods.

Mobile Food Vendor Fire Inspections are currently being conducted on the first and third Thursday of
the month at the Williamson County Health District Office located at 303 S. Main St. Georgetown, TX
78626. The health and fire inspection are conducted at the same time. This provides a one-stop shop for
the vendors.

If a mobile food vendor is from out of town/state and wants to work a special event in the City of
Georgetown a mobile food vendor fire inspection can be performed on the mobile food unit the first day
of the special event, if the inspection fee is paid up-front, before the event is scheduled to start. If the
mobile food vendor fire inspection fails the vendor will NOT be allowed to operate during the special
event. Please read over the requirements to ensure the unit will pass. One of the item that is required in
the City of Georgetown is a Type I hood suppression system if grease-laden vapors are produced from
cooking. This includes fryers and flat grills. If you are unsure if your unit requires a Type I hood
suppression system please contact the Fire & Life Safety Division prior to an inspection at 512-930-3473.

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Please feel free to contact the Fire & Life Safety Division with any questions or concerns.



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