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Mobile Food Unit (Food Truck)

  1. Processing TIme*

    By checking the "I agree" box below, I understand that I need to allow a minimum of six (6) business days to process this application.

  2. Name must match the certificate of insurance attached below.

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  4. This is where the permit and a copy of the ordinance for future reference will be sent.

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  6. You must include a copy of your mobile food unit license issued by the Minnesota Department of Health, as required.

  7. Are you parking on the street or on any other City property such as a park?*
  8. Electronic Signature Agreement*

    If yes is checked above, I have verified the dates are current and the City of Carver is listed as an additional insured on my Certificate of Liability.  If any of this is incorrect, it will delay issuing the permit.  Please read ALL of the requirement below before uploading!

  9. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU READ ALL OF THE BELOW AND ATTACH THE CORRECT INFORMATION:  If on public property, including parking on a street, please note #3 below so it does not delay your permit.

    A certificate of insurance by an insurance company authorized to do business in the state, evidencing the following:

    1.  Commercial general liability insurance or its equivalent, with a limit of not less than one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) each occurrence and an annual aggregate limit of not less than two million dollars ($2,000,000.00);

    2.  Automobile liability insurance with a limit of not less than one million dollars ($1,000,000.00) combined single limit covering the vehicle licensed as a mobile food unit, and if applicable, any vehicle used in conjunction with the mobile food unit; and

    3.  If the mobile food unit will be operated on public property, including public right-of-way, the city shall be named as a certificate holder and as an additional insured.



    A mobile food unit may only operate in the locations set forth below and shall adhere to a request by city staff or local law enforcement to relocate if operating in violation of this subsection.   Approved locations are as follows:

    1.  A mobile food unit may operate in a parking lot of a property zoned for either commercial or industrial uses with the consent of the property owner.

    2.  A mobile food unit may operate in a residential zoning district if on private property for catering purposes (such as a private graduation party or wedding) and not open for sales to the general public, with the consent of the property owner.

    3.  A mobile food unit may operate in the public right-of-way if parked in a legal parking space as long as it does not create a public safety hazard for other vehicles, pedestrians, or the general public.

    4.  A mobile food unit may operate at a government-owned property if there is permission of the government entity or agency controlling that property through a permit, agreement or other approval process, including the payment of any fee that may be required by said government entity.

    5.  A mobile food unit may not operate within 50 feet of property containing a brick-and-mortar operational restaurant in the city unless it is owned and operated by that restaurant or has that restaurant’s written consent to operate within 50 feet.

  11. Additional locations to be added in the future:*

    If additional locations are to be added in the future during the validity of the permit, I will contact Vicky Sons-Eiden at the City of Carver to get those locations added to the permit and to see if any additional paperwork is needed.  This contact information will be listed on the permit.

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  13. Performance Standards*

    By checking the "I agree" box below, I am agreeing to abide by the following:

    1.  Mobile food units must meet all requirements of the Minnesota State Fire Code.

    2.  Mobile food units may only conduct sales between the hours of seven o’clock (7:00) A.M. and ten o’clock (10:00) P.M. Sunday through Thursday and seven o’clock (7:00) A.M. and twelve o’clock (12:00) A.M Friday and Saturday, unless extended hours are authorized during a special event organized by or in conjunction with the city, including, but not necessarily limited to, Steamboat Days.

    3.  When located within 100 feet of any residentially zoned property, mobile food units may not operate a generator or related equipment except between nine o’clock (9:00) A.M. and eight o’clock (8:00) P.M, unless extended hours are authorized during a special event organized by or in conjunction with the city, including, but not necessarily limited to, Steamboat Days.  All noise-making equipment is also subject to subsection (g) below irrespective of where and when it is operated.

    4.  Waste generated by the mobile food unit must be transported out of the city daily and disposed of in accordance with all Federal, State, and local regulations. Grey water may not be drained into city stormwater drains.

    5.  A mobile food unit may not have their service window facing the public right-of-way in a manner that requires customers to stand or otherwise line up into areas where motor vehicles operate.

    6.  A mobile food unit must provide its own independent power supply.

    7.  When measured from any nearby property, sound emanating from a mobile food unit or from noise-making equipment operated in conjunction with a mobile food unit may not violate the noise standards provided in Minn. R. 7030.0040, subp. 2.

    8.  Propane tanks must be attached or secured to the mobile food unit and must be adequately ventilated.

    9.  A permit holder must comply with all other applicable laws, ordinances, regulations, parking zones and posted signs.

  14. Additional prohibited conduct, inspections, enforcement and penalty:*

    By checking the "I agree" box below, I agree to the following:

    Additional prohibited conduct:  It is unlawful for any person engaged in the business of mobile food unit operation to do any of the following

    1.  Fail to display proof of permit and produce valid identification when requested by city staff or law enforcement;

    2.  Remain on the property of another when asked to leave;

    3.  Claim endorsements by the city based on permit; and

    4.  Conduct business in any manner as to create a threat to the health, safety and welfare of a specific individual or the general public.

    Inspections; enforcement; adverse permit decisions.  

    1.  A mobile food unit operating in the city is subject to inspection by city officials at all times to ensure adherence to this article.

    2.  A failure to meet any of the requirements outlined in this article may result in an immediate written order to correct the violation(s) or cease operations by city staff or local law enforcement.  A failure to abide by such order is considered a violation of this article.

    3.  Any permit requested or issued pursuant to this article may be denied, suspended, or revoked by a city official if the permit holder has violated any part of this article or is otherwise conducting business in such a manner as to constitute a breach of peace, fraudulent conduct, or any other conduct that is prohibited by local, state or federal laws or regulations. Falsification of information required for a permit is also grounds for denial, suspension or revocation of a permit. The adverse action will become final if the holder does not file an appeal pursuant to this section. When taking adverse action on any permit requested or issued under this article, the city official shall provide the applicant or permit holder, as the case may be, with written notice of the adverse action and reasons for said adverse action. The notice shall inform the person of their right to be heard before the City Council by requesting a hearing within 10 calendar days. The City Council shall only conduct a hearing on an adverse action if such a request is made by the aggrieved party in writing within that 10-day period. If a request for a hearing is properly made, the City Council shall conduct the hearing at a City Council meeting within 30 days of the aggrieved party’s request, and following such hearing, the City Council shall issue the city’s final decision based on its findings.

    Penalty.   Any person who violates any provision of this article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be subject to no more than the maximum penalties provided in Minnesota Statutes, section 609.02, subd. 3, as amended.   Each day a violation continues to exist shall constitute a separate offense. Nothing herein shall preclude the city from enforcing this article through other available mechanisms, including, but certainly not limited to, a civil action seeking injunctive relief or any other remedy in law or equity.

  15. Electronic Signature Agreement*

    By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.

    I understand I will also receive a copy of the ordinance via e-mail and mail to reference in the future with all of the information above and more.

  16. $30.00 Fee (Non-Refundable)*

    This application can take up to six (6) business days to process. I understand after I click on submit, the City will be contacting me during business hours to make payment. This application can only be processed after payment is made.  The fee is $30 and the permit is valid for one year from date of issue.

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