Per the Washington State Fire Code, 2018 edition, a mobile food preparation vehicles ("food truck") is a vehicle equipped with appliances that produce smoke or grease-laden vapors or utilize liquefied petroleum (LP)-gas systems or compressed natural gas (CNG) systems for the purpose of preparing and serving food to the public. The operation of a mobile food preparation vehicle ("food truck") in the City of Redmond requires a fire code permit and a fire inspection. Please see the Redmond Fire Department fee schedule for the current permit fees.
Food trucks that have been inspected within the last year by a partner fire agency, including Seattle Fire, Bellevue Fire, Valley Regional Fire Authority, and Renton Regional Fire Authority, may have its Redmond permit fees reduced by 50%. Additional information about this partnership and our partners may be found on the King County Fire Chiefs Association website.
To obtain a permit, please complete the following steps:
- Complete the mobile food preparation vehicle permit application form (PDF) and email it to the address listed on the application.
- Department staff will process your application and contact you with an invoice for payment.
- Once payment is made, request an inspection at redmond.gov/FireInspections. All inspections shall be conducted at Redmond City Hall or at an approved location within the City of Redmond.
Permits are valid for 12 months from the date of inspection.
If you have been contacted by a fire marshal, please obtain a Redmond mobile food preparation vehicle permit within 2 weeks. If you have not obtained a permit within 2 weeks, you may be subject to a cease and desist order.
Permitted Vehicles (in alphabetical order)
|Business||Vehicle License Plate||Permit Status||Issue Date||Expiration Date|
|Akamai Beach Grill||34798AE||Issued||08/01/2021||08/01/2022|
|Bandido's Mexican Grill||BUZ0755||Issued||11/01/2021||11/01/2022|
|Dick's Drive-In Restaurants||STEER1||Issued||03/01/2021||03/01/2022|
|Tutta Bella D'Asporto Food Truck||C27254G||Issued||04/01/2021||04/01/2022|
Pending Permit Issuance
|Business||Vehicle License Plate||Last Contacted||Permit Required By|