Mobile Food Vehicles
Online Application and Payment Process
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Mobile Food Vehicle (MFV) Licensing Process
On April 26, 2011, Boulder City Council passed an ordinance allowing mobile food vehicles, under certain conditions, in some areas of the City of Boulder. As of June 1, 2011, in order to legally operate a mobile food vehicle, you must apply for and receive a mobile food vehicle license from the City of Boulder licensing division. Both the licensing and sales tax areas will review and process applications for mobile food vehicles (MFVs).
How it Affects Your Business
Please see the main BRC section on Mobile Food Vehicles (and any other related sections) to understand how it affects your business: BRC 9-6-5 (d).
Processing Time & License Duration
We expect the MFV licensing process to take approximately 4 weeks, from application filing to license issuance. MFV licenses will be valid until March 1st of the applicable year.
City Manager Rule Regulating Mobile Food Vehicle Licensing - Rule 4-1-12.A.19