Illinois town council approves temporary food truck requirements

The DeKalb, Illinois, city council has approved a temporary measure to streamline food truck regulations, according to the Daily Chronicle

Food truck owners will not need background checks, but the trucks will be required to obtain all required licenses and permits, and undergo a city safety inspection.

Food truck owners seeking to operate on a mobile basis will be required to have a background check, however, in addition to a $50 application fee and a $50 inspection fee. The license will be valid for the entire calendar year.

The council approved an amendment giving the beta test a Dec. 31 sunset, and another amendment making only in-town food truck operators eligible for certain fee reductions.

Once these changes are in effect, the city will have sufficient data to propose permanent rules to be adopted in 2019, according to Jo Ellen Charlton, DeKalb community development director.

Topics: Food & Beverage, Independent Operators, Policy / Legislation / Regulation

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