Food Truck Program

Food trucks are regulated in accordance with City Code Chapter 32 Article X.

The food truck program was enacted in order to promote a vibrant sense of place and local entrepreneurship, as well as to reasonably regulate street activity to protect the public health, safety, and welfare, and the interest of the city in the primary use of public streets by vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

A Food Truck Permit is required to operate a food truck in the City of Portsmouth. 

Electronic/digital submission of applications and other materials is encouraged whenever feasible.

Mailed items can be sent to:

CITY OF PORTSMOUTH
PLANNING DEPARTMENT ATTN: (STAFF MEMBER NAME)
801 CRAWFORD STREET
PORTSMOUTH, VA 23704

Credit card payments can now be accepted over the phone. Please call the Planning Department at 757-393-8836 for more information. Please note that a signed credit card authorization form is required to be submitted before a credit card payment can be processed. 

The public is encouraged to contact staff via email or phone. Staff Directory

The Planning Department may be reached by phone at 757-393-8836.

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Downtown Area Food Truck Boundaries