Ask the Mayor: What Permits are Needed for a Roving Food Truck?
Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his staff.
Q: Aloha, I currently have a fully operational food truck on Lānaʻi. It is called Ānuenue Juice Truck. We offer smoothies, fresh cold pressed juice, and Acai Bowls. I am looking for more locations/opportunities to park and sell my product. Can I drive around and park in residential neighborhoods? Similar to an ice cream truck? Can I drive around and park in commercial areas?
A: Yes, there is something called a “Roving Vendor Permit” required from our Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing. Please note that this is a separate permit from the one you need from the State Department of Health to be a permitted mobile unit.
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