CITY OF BIRMINGHAM
APPLICATION FOR MOBILE FOOD SERVICES
GENERAL INFORMATION
A single permit application shall be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.  Each application shall Permit applications shall be processed in the order received.  Each online application submitted shall be date and time stamped. Each application shall require the following:
 

·         Payment of application fee. Such fee shall apply to cost of the permit for approved applications. The balance of the permit fee shall be due after Council approval.

 
 

·         A valid copy of all required licenses/permits of a Health Department, as applicable, for each mobile food vehicle and/or pushcart.

 
 

·         The applicant’s full name, signature, address and whether the applicant is an individual, firm, or corporation, and, if a partnership, the names of the partners, together with their addresses.

 
 

i)        The address of its commissary.

 
 

ii)      A photograph of the applicant, e.g. driver’s license, passport or similar.

 
 

iii)    Each applicant must attest that they are in compliance with the Hammon-Beason Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act.

 
 

·         A valid copy of Lease(s) or Letter(s) of consent from property owner(s) is required for each private site.

 
 

·         Copy of Use of Premise Permit(s) is required for each private site.

 
 

·         A Site Plan including: photos of site and a detailed layout noting truck orientation and service plan is required for each private site. 

 
Applicants may request three up to (3) food zones per application, listed in order of preference. The application will proceed with the first location approved by the Mobile Food Vendors Committee. If none of the requested locations are approved, a new application shall be required.  Only one food zone shall be approved per application.
An accurate description of the mobile food vehicle and/or pushcart, including the following data for mobile food vehicles: The make, model and type of body; the number of cylinders; the vehicle identification number or any other identifying number as may be required by the Mobile Food Vendors Committee.
A statement that the applicant has not been convicted of any crime that involves any local, state or federal law or regulation during the operation of a similar business.
  A statement that the applicant has not been convicted of a crime as a result of having perpetrated deceptive practices upon the public within the last ten years.  
Applicant shall notify the Traffic Engineering Department within fifteen (15) days after any changes to application information.
A signed statement that the applicant shall hold harmless the City and its officers and employees, and shall indemnify the City, its officers and employees for any claims for damage to property or injury to persons which may be occasioned by any activity carried on under the terms of the permit.
Applicant shall furnish and maintain such public liability, food products liability, and property damage insurance as will protect vendor, property owners, and the City from all claims for damage to property or bodily injury, including death, which may arise from the operations under the permit or in connection therewith.  Such insurance shall provide coverage of not less than One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) per person and Three Hundred Thousand Dollars ($300,000.00) per accident or occurrence. The policy shall further provide that it shall not be cancelled except upon thirty (30) days written notice served upon the City of Birmingham, Office of the City Clerk – 3rd Floor, 710 North 20th Street, Birmingham, AL 35203. A permit issued pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be invalid at any time the insurance required herein is not maintained and evidence of continuing coverage is not filed with the Office of the City Clerk. Proof of insurance must be shown on each mobile food vehicle and pushcart in operation.
Upon approval of an application for a General permit of the City’s rights-of-way, the annual fee shall be $300.00 for a mobile food vehicle and $80.00 for pushcart.
Upon approval of an application to operate within both the Premier Area of the City Center and the General right-of-way the annual permit fee shall be $500.00 for a mobile food vehicle and $100.00 for pushcart.
There shall be a onetime initial cost of $250.00 to establish new food zones.  Said cost is to cover any administrative services and alterations needed in preparing the food zones.  Some examples include, but are not limited to the removal of parking meters, the pouring of concrete, and the cost of the signage. This onetime fee is separate of any permit fee.
The annual permit fees set forth in this section shall bill on a calendar year from January 1 to December 31. The fees shall be prorated bi-annually as follows:
 
  From To Food Truck General Food Truck General and Premier Area Pushcart General Pushcart General and Premier Area
 
 
  January 1st June 30th $300.00 $500.00 $80.00 $100.00    
  July 1st December 31st $150.00 $250.00 $40.00 $50.00    
                 
 
     
The $150.00 application fee for mobile food vehicles and the $40.00 application fee for pushcarts shall be applied to approved applications. The remaining balance, if any, must be paid after Council approval before the permit will be issued by the Traffic Engineering Department./span>
A duplicate permit may be issued with the payment of a fee of $25.00.  Contact the Traffic Engineering Department should a permit become lost or destroyed. 
A permit can be renewed up to (30) thirty calendar days prior to the expiration date.  Any permit applied for after sixteen (16) calendar days of such expiration date shall incur a late fee of $25.00 in addition to the annual fees stated above. A new application shall be required thirty two (32) calendar days following the expiration date of the existing permit or the permittee shall lose its claim to any particular food zone and/or its place in the rotation cycle of the Premier Area.  
     
  The final permit shall not be issued until all fees are paid and receipts are on file.