The state of Florida requires that all mobile food vending operations (hot dog cart) be licensed by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). In addition there are sometimes county and often city rules and regulations to consider. Being as we are located in the state of Florida, we have the most knowledge of licensing a hot dog cart or other mobile food vehicle in this state. We have assisted in licensing hundreds of hot dog carts over the years.
Below you will find many links and other resources that can assist you in determining what is required to operate a hot dog cart in Florida. There are links to state and county online resource websites, as well as links to all of the required DBPR Forms to begin the application process if you are going to attempt to "do it yourself".
We are the experts in licensing Florida hot dog cart vendors. We can professionally manage and complete the licensing process for you. Please call us for more details. We will be glad to help you in any way that we can.
Many of the hot dog cart license applications and mobile food vendor documents here are created with Adobe Acrobat software to create PDF (Portable Document Format) files. PDF files are platform independent (designed with the Internet in mind). You will need the appropriate version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to view, navigate, and print PDF files. Adobe Acrobat Reader is freely available for all major computing platforms. You can download a copy from the Adobe Acrobat Website.
Some of the hot dog cart food vendor licensing forms and documents are also available in an alternate Microsoft Word document format. If you have Microsoft Office installed on your computer you should have no problem using these files. If you do not have Microsoft Office; their free Word Viewer program is available for download at the Microsoft Download Website.
Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation,
Division of Hotels and Restaurants Website
|•||DBPR - Division of Hotels and Restaurants (Website)|
|•||DBPR - Mobile Food Dispensing Vehicles and Hot Dog Cart Plan Review (Website)|
Document downloads from the Division of Hotels and Restaurants’ website
|DOCUMENT DESCRIPTION - (links to the PDF version)||WORD|
|•||Application Pak - Mobile Food Dispensing Plan Review (Inc DBPR HR 7006)|
|•||Mobile Food Dispensing Vehicle Plan Review Application - DBPR HR 7006|
|•||Commissary Notification - DBPR HR 7022|
|•||Onsite Sewage (Septic) and Water Supply Evaluation - DBPR HR 5024|
|•||Mobile Food Dispensing Carts Guide to LP Gas - DBPR HR 5030-035|
|THESE WERE CONSOLIDATED INTO THE APPLICATION PACKET ABOVE - (PDF versions only)||WORD|
|•||Hot Dog Cart Plan Review - DBPR HR 5024-031|
|•||Hot Dog Cart Plan Review Overview - DBPR HR 5024-032|
|•||Plan Review Application Checklist - Hot Dog Carts - DBPR HR 5024-033|
|•||How to Draw a Floor Plan - Hot Dog Carts - DBPR HR 5024-034|
|•||Hot Dog Cart Sample Plan - DBPR HR 5024-035|
This is a Florida State map of counties for your reference.
Here is an "active" Google Map of the Florida State area for your reference.
Use the controls on the map to change zoom and position. You can click and drag the map to change position. Try the satellite view and zoom in for a little fun.