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Posted on: March 27, 2018

CITY OF DOUGLAS MAIN STREET OFFERS PILOT PROGRAM FOR FOOD TRUCKS

The City of Douglas is currently reviewing its policy regarding Food Trucks.  While the policy is under review, the City is implementing a temporary pilot program for mobile food service in the Main Street district or downtown district.  Businesses interested in the mobile food service program, are encouraged to participate in the pilot program. 

Criteria for the food truck operation are as follows:  documentation of the necessary approvals from Georgia Dept. of Health Inspections and Permits or any agency documentation necessary to provide food service, possess a current City of Douglas business license, collect and remit Hospitality taxes as all other food service businesses, possess proof that mobile kitchen has been inspected and approved by the City’s Building Codes division including modifications that may occur, permission from the owner of the property where the unit is parked - permission should be written and include a legible name, signature, and phone number, the unit must be parked in a location that does not create traffic or safety problems and does not interfere with other businesses or violate any statutes, and the vehicle cannot be left unattended nor left overnight at sales site.  Food truck vendors are responsible for providing restrooms for their employees.  All garbage should be removed from vending site.  No gray water may be dumped on the site or location where the food truck is located.  Any food truck vendor must be an established business and/or considering opening a long term bricks and mortar business within the Main Street or downtown district.  A food truck can operate downtown twice a week.  All food trucks must be clearly identified and fully self-contained.  No alcohol is allowed to be sold nor distributed from the food truck.  

Three areas in downtown Douglas have been identified as areas for Food Truck service.  Interested parties should contact Pattie Parker at (912)384-5161 or email pmerritt@cityofdouglas.com


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