Businesses that serve food or beverages to the public or provide child care services are required to obtain health permits as part of the Certificate of Occupancy application prior to opening for service to the public. Food or beverage businesses that do not operate out of a building are also required to obtain health permits prior to operating. Applications for the permit types below must be submitted a minimum of 10 days before the proposed date of operation.

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Food Truck/Mobile Food Unit Permits

To apply for a Food Truck/Mobile Food Unit Permit, please apply at

Please see the following links for additional information about each Mobile Food Unit Permit Type.

Temporary/Seasonal Food Establishment Permits

To apply for a Temporary or a Seasonal Food Establishment Permit, please apply at

Additional information can be found in the following documents.

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

To provide prepared meals to children during school breaks as a Summer Food Service Program provider, your organization must register with the City of Arlington Health Division as a Summer Food Service Program Organization.

If you are interested in becoming a Summer Food Service provider, please visit the Texas Department of Agriculture Summer Meal website. 

Additional permitting information can be found in the following document.

To register your SFSP Organization and apply for permits at each SFSP site, please go to

Stationary Pushcart

Stationary pushcart operations may be restricted by zoning regulations and are required to report back to the central preparation facility or commissary at the conclusion of every business day.

Completed applications and required documentation indicated within the application packets may be scanned and emailed to Bill O'Toole, Health Services Analyst.