The City of Escondido has completed its study of Food Trucks and has amended Escondido Municipal Code Chapter 16, Licenses and Business Regulations regarding Mobile Food Facilities. This will:

  • Allow mobile food trucks throughout the city for special events subject to the issuance of a Special Event Permit by the City Manager’s Office.
  • Allow mobile food trucks at Breweries and Wineries in industrial and residential-agricultural zones subject to the issuance of an appropriate use permit by the Director of Community Development.
  • Provide an exemption for mobile food trucks to continue to serve construction sites, subject to the issuance of a business license, as follows: A mobile food truck that provides service to an active construction site (site with a valid building or grading permit) or business and does not vend to the general public during the stop is exempt from the use permit requirements of this Article provided that an appropriate City of Escondido Business License has been issued. The mobile food truck shall not conduct operations on any single site for more than 20 minutes.

Ordinance No. 2013-02(RR)