Mobile Food Vendors

The City Clerk’s Office issues Mobile Food Vendor’s permits per Cookeville Municipal Code Title 9, Chapter 12, Section 9-1201 through Section 9-1211. The requirements are:

  • $100 (30 day permit)
  • $300 (180 day permit)
  • $500 (365 day permit)
  • Copy of Tennessee Certificate of Registration (Sales Tax)
  • Copy of Registration of MFU (Vehicle and/or Trailer)
  • Copy of Valid Vehicle Certificate of Liability Insurance
  • Copy of Letters of Consent from Property Owners
  • Copy of Current Health Inspection
  • Copy of Written Spill Response Plan Approved by Public Works Department
  • If Operating on Cookeville City Property, Copy of Proof of Liability Insurance Coverage (minimum $1,000,000) naming City of Cookeville as Additionally Insured
  • Copy of Cookeville City Business License
  • Mobile Food Vendor Policy Requirements for Approved Designated Public Locations (PDF)

The completed Mobile Food Vendor Application (PDF) and all the additional requirements must be returned to the City of Cookeville Tax Department and approved by the City Clerk before a permit is issued. If you have any unanswered questions please call our office 931-520-5250 or 931-520-5251.