A mobile food establishment is defined as a restaurant or retail food establishment where food is served or sold from a movable vehicle, push cart, 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 which 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 a 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
TEMPORARY FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS
Temporary food establishments are defined as a food establishment that operates at a fixed location for a period of no more than 14 consecutive days in conjunction with a single event or celebration such as a fair, carnival, circus, public exhibition, anniversary sale, or occasional sales promotion. Occasional/Occasionally means not more than 3 days during any 12-month period.
Temporary Food Establishment operators must have the following document:
City of West Allis Temporary Food license. Please Note: We are able to accept food licenses from other jurisdictions/municipalities per State mandate.
To apply for a City of West Allis Temporary or Mobile Food License:
For mobile and temporary food establishments that will operate only in West Allis
Please call 414-302-8600 to apply for a license
Fees are based on complexity of the food preparation and are determined by what is being served, processed, and sold (menu)
West Allis Mobile and Temporary Food 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 or temporary 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.