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A mobile unit is a truck, trailer or cart where food or drink is prepared, served or sold. A license must be obtained prior to operating. The mobile unit must pass an inspection before it can be licensed.

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Mobile Food Service Process Guide

1. Apply Online

Mobile Food Service Permits Format
Mobile Food Service License Application (New) Online,
Mobile Food Service License Application (Renew) Online, PDF
Certified Food Service Manager License Application PDF

2. Review

  1. Have a Plan: to ensure we can process your documentation properly - you must have a plan. - Describe plan type.
  2. Review: be sure to double check all of your paperwork to ensure faster processing time.
  3. Submit online:   We provide online applications to  to decrease the use of paper and our impact on the environment.  PDF applications should be mailed to Licensure & Regulatory Services office (2425 Reedie Drive, 9th floor, Wheaton, MD 20902) or faxed to 240-777-3088.
3. Approval

If approved you will hear back us within 10 - 14 business days. The final part of the process will be to find the inspector specific to your area.

  • 240-777-3986

Helpful Mobile Food Service Resources
Approved Allergen Training for Food Service Facility Employees

Maryland Legislation for the Mobile Reciprocity License: Maryland Senate Bill 262