Food Trucks and Trailers

Food trucks and trailers are a recent addition to Greenville's vibrant urban landscape and can now be found throughout downtown's Central Business District and in other popular areas of the city. 

LATEST NEWS: Food Trailers Receive Final Approval; Applications to be Accepted Beginning February 1, 2023.


Getting a permit is the first step to operate a food truck or trailer. You will need to download the application packet. Additional licenses and permits are required, including hospitality tax, Fire Department and state Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) food preparation approvals.


Mobile Food Vendor Permit Application Packet (PDF)


Once all permits are approved, mobile food vendors are allowed to operate on private property under the following circumstances:

  • Mobile food vendors must have written permission from the property owner to operate on private property.
  • Mobile food vendors may not operate within 250 feet of an existing restaurant while it is open for business unless they have written permission from the restaurant owner.
  • Mobile food vendors are only permitted to operate in areas of the City that are zoned C-1, C-2, C-3, C-4, RDV, and S-1. More about zoning classification codes

View Active Food Truck Listings (PDF)
View Ordinance and Provisions for Mobile Food Trucks and Trailers


Mobile food vendors are only permitted to operate between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. and must remove the vehicle from the site at that time.

Please note that vendors may apply for permission to operate after 10 p.m. and up to 1 a.m.