Mobile Food Facilities (MFF)

What is a Mobile Food Facility?

A Mobile Food Facility (MFF) is any vehicle used in conjunction with a commissary or other permanent food facility upon which food is sold or distributed at retail. This department is responsible for the inspection of various types of MFFs to ensure the safety of consumers by reviewing plan checks for the facility as well as issuing valid health permits to those that are compliant with California regulations.

Food truck with customers in line and picking up food from the open window on side of the truck.

Application Process

Before applying for a Mobile Food Facility Permit, go through the following steps and read through the  MFF Construction and Operation Guide.  

  1. Commissary
  2. Food Safety Certification
  3. Business Permit
  4. HCD Food Truck Remodel/New Inspection
  5. Restroom Facilities
  6. Plan Check Application Process
  7. After Submittal

All MFF's are required to operate out of an approved commissary as required by the California Retail Food Code. The MFF has to be stored at or within the commissary or another approved location by this department. 

When submitting your Plan Check Application, include the Commissary Verification Form that is to be filled out by the Commissary owner.

Mobile Food Facility Fees

Major Plan Check Application$1746.96
Minor Plan Check Application$655.11
Certificate of Operation ( Annual Permit)$545.93
Compact Mobile Non-motorized $327.56