Tell us what you think about the changes to
food truck regulations
Is something not working or does City Council
need to consider
a change at the end of
the evaluation period?
City Council has approved changes to ordinances regulating mobile food vendors for an evaluation period of six months, beginning December 1, 2012.
Where and when food trucks may operate:
- Must be located on private property with written permission from property owner
- Allowed in zoning districts Central Business (CB), Commercial-Medium
(C-H), Commercial-Heavy (C-H), Light Industrial (LI), Heavy Industrial (HI), Public & Institutional (PI)
- Allowed at permitted special events and on active construction sites
- Not allowed 50 feet from the main entrance of any restaurants during business hours unless authorized by a restaurant to be closer
- Not allowed less than five feet from driveways, sidewalks, utility boxes, handicap ramps, building entrances or exits, or emergency call boxes
- Only one truck is permitted per half-acre zoned lot; up to two trucks are permitted per zoned lot between a half and one acre in size; up to three trucks are permitted per zoned lot larger than one acre in size
- Must not operate between 3-7 am.
Do you have a food truck?
To learn more of about specific requirements and regulations for mobile food units operating within the City of Greensboro, please review Chapter 13 and Chapter 26 Article VIII of the Greensboro Code of Ordinances and Chapter 30 of the Greensboro Land Development Ordinance.
For additional information, contact:
Small Business Coordinator Reggie Delahanty,
Economic Development & Business Support Office,
at 336-373-CITY (2489) and select option #2.
During October and November 2012, the City conducted a pilot program to study the feasibility of allowing food trucks to operate in downtown Greensboro. Read the feedback received from the public.