All mobile food service units (such as carts, trucks, and trailers), as well as shaved-ice stands, operating in Salt Lake County must meet health department regulations and have a current, active mobile food service permit. Please review the following information before purchasing or constructing a mobile food unit.
The following steps represent the normal sequence of events necessary to receive a mobile food service permit:
Environmental Health Division
788 East Woodoak Lane (5380 South)Murray, Utah 84107
Before applying for a mobile food service permit, all mobile food units must complete the plan review process. Applicants should already have attended a mobile food service class at the health department, as well as completed a Commissary Agreement and a Restroom Agreement, before beginning the plan review process (see "Start Here" tab).
The following mobile food service guidelines documents (PDFs coming soon) will help you meet the food safety requirements of the health department.
After reviewing the appropriate guidelines document, complete the Mobile Plan Review Application (PDF coming soon).
The application should be completed by someone with extensive knowledge of the proposed mobile food operation. The application includes a:
Submit your completed plan review application and plan review fee to the Food Protection Bureau.
The Salt Lake County Health Department food sanitation regulation contains hundreds of specific requirements to help protect the public’s health.
While health inspectors look for compliance in all areas of the regulation, problems with the items on the following list are among the most common violations.
Note that this list is not exhaustive. Operators are required to comply with all parts of the regulation, including any items not mentioned in this quick-reference document.
Mobile Food Unit Inspection ChecklistInspectors will verify the
following items prior to approving a permit for a mobile unit as well as during
each routine inspection:
*The commissary listed on
the Commissary Agreement must be permitted and approved for use by the Salt
Lake County Health Department prior to cart operation.