All Food Trucks/Trailers/Push-Carts must obtain a license and a permit prior to operating in the City of Circleville. These are specific to the City of Circleville and are required in addition to any licensing/permitting required by the state, the health department, or any other regulating agencies.
Food Tents must obtain a temporary Structure Permit.
How to Submit Applications:
- In person – Our office is located at 104 E Franklin St. Our hours are 7:30am – 4:00 pm. Stop by to drop off permit applications and pay the permit fee. We accept cash, checks, and cards.
- By Mail – Send in the permit application and a check for the fee by mail. Attn: Planning & Zoning Department, 104 E Franklin St. Circleville, OH 43113
- Remotely – Email the permit application to Hannah Wynne, Zoning Inspector, here. Payments can be made with card over the phone at 740-477-8224.
Step 1. Apply for a License
The license registers your food truck/trailer/push-cart with the City. This DOES NOT allow you to operate. A permit is required to operate in the City. The license application can be found here.
There are 3 options for a license, depending on your operations in the City:
Annual ($30 w/ $10 annual renewal)
The information you will need to submit for the license includes:
Proof of Ohio Department of Taxation Transient Vendor’s License, if required by State law
Copy of current and valid state vehicle registration information for the unit proposed to be permitted for food service operation
Proof of current and valid license issued by the applicable department of health pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code to conduct retail food operations
Federal Tax Identification number of Social Security Number if no Federal Tax Identification number is available. If the applicant is not current and compliant in the payment of any taxes on payroll and net profits, proof that the applicant has entered into an agreement to pay any delinquency and is abiding by the terms of the agreement is required at the time this application is submitted.
Proof of liability and property damage insurance. Limits of such coverage shall not be less than $300,000 for Food Carts and not less than $1,000,000 for Food Trucks/Trailers.
Inspection and approval of all fire extinguishers by the Circleville Fire Department
Step 2. Apply for a Permit
There are two different types of food truck/trailer/push-cart permits. The type of permit you must apply for depends on where you will be operating your food truck/trailer/push-cart. Both types of permits cost $10 and are valid for any three (3) consecutive days in a seven (7) consecutive day period. A separate permit must be obtained for each new period of operation or new location. The CS (Community Service) Zoning District is exempt from permits.
Food Truck Zoning Permit: when operating on private property
Food Truck Right-of-Way Permit: when operating in the public right-of-way (ex. street parking space)