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Mobile Food Vending

Since the fall of 2019 the City Administrator's Office has been accepting applications and issuing permits for sidewalk mobile food vendors.

  • To make it easier for food trucks and trailers to legally vend, the City is in the process of amending our Mobile Food Vending Ordinance. For information on proposed changes and opportunities to share your ideas sign up here to join our list serve.
  • In the mean time, food trucks and trailers can legally vend by obtaining a special event permit issued by the Special Event Permit Unit of the Oakland Police Department. Visit the Special Event Permit Unit website for details.

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The first Monday of each month City staff will be available to assist you with the Mobile Food Sidewalk Vendor application. Come to City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza - Hearing Room 3 from 10am - 12pm. No appointment necessary.

  • May 11, 2020
  • June 1, 2020
  • July 6, 2020
  • August 3, 2020

El primer lunes de cada mes, el personal de la Ciudad estará disponible para ayudarlo con la aplicación Mobile Food Sidewalk Vendor. Venga al Ayuntamiento, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza - Sala de audiencias 3 de 10 a.m. a 12 p.m. No se necesita cita.


Oakland was one of the first cities in the country to create a mobile food vending permit program. Over fifteen years later, mobile food vending has grown in popularity and diversity, both locally and nationwide.

Check our website or sign up here for email updates, to find out the latest news, including opportunities to provide feedback.

Please email if you any questions or concerns.

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Map location for Mobile Food Vending, located at 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza (City Hall) in Oakland, CA 94612
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza (City Hall)
Suite 123 (1st floor)
Oakland, CA 94612

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