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Food Truck or Vendor requirements in Manatee County

Manatee County only has jurisdiction over the unincorporated area of the county and does not issue vending permits or licenses. However, we require the following regulations be adhered to:

  • Food vendor must be located on active commercial property with the approval of the property owner. Food vendor cannot block any drive aisles or parking spaces.
  • Food vendor cannot be located in the County Right-of-Way.
  • Food vendor cannot provide seating. Food is only to be dispensed from the mobile cart/vehicle.

Note: Permanent power supply will reclassify use from Mobile Food Dispensing to Restaurant and will require Final Site Plan approval.

Updated 9/23/2021 10:00 AM
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