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Mobile Food Vendor Program

All mobile food vendors must obtain a permit in order to operate inside the City of Bastrop. See Ordinance No. 2020-02 for all details and requirements.

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General Information

Three categories of vendor unit (how food is served):

  1. Mobile Food Truck
  2. Mobile Food Concession Trailer
  3. Mobile Food/Concession Cart

Three categories of vendor category (where the vendor operates):

  1. As a tenant in a Mobile Food Court
  2. On an Existing Site with a Primary Use
  3. As a Temporary Mobile Vendor

Permits will be issued for a certain length of time. Applicants may choose to operate for the times as follows:

  • Temporary Mobile Food Vendors: 3 day permit or 3 month permit
  • All others: 6 month permit or 1 year permit

All mobile food vendors will need to apply for a new permit prior to expiration of the previous permit in order to prevent a lapse in permit authorization.


Fees are based on category and length of time. They vary from $350 to $2400. See the Application for specific fees.


How to Apply

Please complete the Application and Checklist below, then submit those along with all required documentation and fees to the Planning & Development Department. Submittals are only accepted on Mondays.

If applying to become a mobile food vendor site, apply for a Site Development Plan before submitting the mobile food vendor application. See Development Process for information on Site Development Plans. A Pre-Development Meeting will be required.

The Mission of the City of Bastrop is to continuously strive to provide innovative and proactive services that enhance our authentic way of life to achieve our vision.