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 MOBILE FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS


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: 

1. City of West Allis Mobile Food license; OR Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Mobile Food license 

* Note: we are unable to accept food licenses from other jurisdictions/municipalities per State mandate.

2.Copy of Service Base license or Restaurant license that is the service base; OR a variance for no service base from DATCP.


AND


3. City of West Allis Peddler’s License from the City Clerk’s Office: 7525 W. Greenfield Avenue, West Allis, WI (City Hall)

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:

1. City of West Allis Temporary Food license; OR Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Temporary Food license 

* Note: we are unable to accept food licenses from other jurisdictions/municipalities per State mandate.

LICENSING

To apply for a Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) mobile food or temporary food license:


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:

1. You must have a valid Peddler’s License from the City Clerk’s Office:

2. You may be inspected by the West Allis Health Department:

  • Cost: $50.00 (for DATCP licensed mobile and temporary food establishments only)

3. You may be inspected by the West Allis Fire Department

IMPORTANT CONTACTS

West Allis Health Department: 414-302-8600
West Allis Fire Department: 414-302-8901
West Allis City Clerk: 414-302-8220
West Allis Downtown (BID): 414-774-2676; Visit the BID's website for a list of events that the BID hosts.

CODES AND OTHER HELPFUL REFERENCES FOR TEMPORARY AND MOBILE FOOD ESTABLISHMENTS

City of West Allis Mobile/Temporary Food Checklist

Wisconsin Food Code, Chapter 10- Mobile Food Establishments, Chapter 9- Temporary Food Establishments

ATCP 75
 

West Allis Revised Municipal Code: Chapter 7.04

NFPA – Food Truck Safety Checklist 

Kitchen Suppression Cleaning Services in Milwaukee

Fire Extinguisher Servicing in Milwaukee



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.


Fire Department
7332 W. National Ave.
West Allis, WI 53214
(414) 302-8900
(414) 302-8927 fax
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Fire Chief 
Mason J. Pooler
[Staff Directory >>]

Non-emergency contact for business owners:
fireafterhours@westalliswi.gov





West Allis Health Department
7120 W. National Ave
West Allis, WI 53214
(414) 302-8600 (24/7 Contact)
Fax: (414) 302-8628
8:00 am - 5:00 pm M-F
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Health Commissioner
Sally Nusslock

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Farmers Market
6501 W. National Ave
May - November
Tuesday, Thursday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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