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Mobile Food Vendor License Information

On June 4, 2020, the Village Board passed Ordinance 20-18 regulating the operation of mobile food vendors in Hampshire. As such, all mobile food vendors must follow the applicable regulations and submit all required application materials to receive a license to operate in the Village of Hampshire.

Summary of Regulations

  • All trucks must obtain a license to operate in the Village.
  • $250 licensing fee ($50 for ice cream trucks) due at the time of license pick-up.
  • No truck may operate within 150 ft of the main entrance of any restaurant.
  • Trucks may only operate between 7 AM and 10 PM.
  • Trucks may only operate on 1 specified day per week (does not apply to ice cream trucks).
  • Mobile Vendor Licenses are valid for one year from the approval date.
  • A valid license must be posted in plain sight on the truck.
  • All trucks must include the Village of Hampshire as an additional insured with:
    • At least $300,000 per person and $1 million per occurrence for personal injuries
    • At least $100,000 for property damage
  • Truck operators must comply with all additional ordinances and laws, including paying all applicable taxes.
  • Certain requirements may be waived by the Village Manager for special events (e.g., Coon Creek Days). However, a license must still be obtained, and all taxes must still be paid.

Application Process

The applicant must complete the online Mobile Vendor License Application and submit with it proof of insurance as described in Ordinance 20-18. Once submitted, staff will process the application and may contact the applicant to gather more information. Once the application is approved, a license will be issued, and the Village Clerk will notify the applicant that it is ready to be picked up at Village Hall. A $250 license fee will be due at the time of pick-up ($50 for ice cream trucks).

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