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Birmingham City Council Passes New Food Truck Ordinance

Contact: John Long
Phone: 205-254-2294
Cell: 205-490-4524

Birmingham, AL – The Birmingham City Council today passed a new food truck ordinance, establishing new regulations by which the different types of mobile food service businesses can operate.

The new ordinance creates food zones, establishes operating restrictions from brick-and-mortar restaurants, sets operating hours and addresses parking at the city’s right-of-ways.

“The ordinance that we passed today address the concerns of both the brick-and-mortar industry as well as the food truck industry,” said Council President Johnathan Austin. “Ultimately, the citizens of Birmingham will have many options for dining.”

The license fees for mobile vendors were set at the Tuesday, November 5 city council meeting. Food trucks, pushcarts, ice cream trucks, lunch wagons will be required, under the expanded business code, to pay fees based on the annual revenues they report.