A mobile food establishment is defined as a restaurant or retail food establishment where food is served or sold from a movable vehicle, pushcart, trailer, or boat which periodically or continuously changes location and requires a service base to accommodate the unit for servicing, cleaning, inspection and maintenance. Mobile food establishment does not include a vehicle that is used solely to transport or deliver food or a common carrier regulated by the state or federal government, or a movable concession stand designed to operate as a temporary food establishment.
Mobile Food Establishment operators must have the following three documents:
City of West Allis Mobile Food license. Please Note: We are able to accept food licenses from other jurisdictions/municipalities per State mandate
Copy of Service Base license or Restaurant license that is the service base; or variance for no service base from DATCP
City of West Allis Food Peddler's License from the City Clerk's Office at City Hall, which is located at 7525 W Greenfield Avenue, West Allis, WI 53214. You may also download the application here (PDF) or call 414-302-8220.
To apply for a City of West Allis Mobile Food License:
For mobile food establishments that will operate only in West Allis
Please call 414-302-8600 to apply for a license
Fees are based on the complexity of the food preparation and are determined by what is being served, processed, and sold (menu)
West Allis Mobile vendors licensed by West Allis are not charged an additional inspection fee
WHILE OPERATING IN WEST ALLIS
You must have a valid Peddler's License from the City Clerk's Office:
Advisory: The environmental health specialist or fire inspector may impose additional requirements to protect against health hazards related to the conduct of the mobile food establishment, may prohibit the sale of some or all TCS foods, and when no health hazard will result, may waive or modify requirements to these rules relating to physical facilities. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in the closing of your operations.