Mobile Food Units

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Mobile Food Units that utilize propane must have an annual propane pressure test before being able to renew their Mobile Food Unit Permit.  Mobile Food Units currently permitted by the City that have grills, gas stoves, fryers, or other food equipment that can produce grease vapors, shall have a fire suppression system installed on the vent hood by August 1st, 2020. New Mobile Food Units shall meet this requirement before a mobile food unit permit can be issued.

Mobile Food Units must begin utilizing recyclable or compostable straws, spoons, forks, knives, plates and other single service articles before January 1, 2020.

Effective January 1, 2020, NO styrofoam cups, plates, containers, or other styrofoam single service items will be allowed to be used or stored on Mobile Food Units.



Mobile food units must operate from an approved central preparation facility, (Residential home facility is not allowed) this central preparation facility shall meet all Texas Food Establishment Rules, and hold a current food establishment license.

The mobile food unit shall return to that central preparation facility for replenishing of supplies, and servicing of the establishment. If the central preparation facility is located outside the City of San Marcos, valid copies of the food establishment’s permit and most recent inspection are required.

Selling, vending, or soliciting cannot take place on a publicly owned right of way without an agreement with the appropriate agency.