What if I’m joining an established event, like a food truck roundup, block party, or festival?
A City of Orlando Business Tax Receipt is still required. Bring permission from the event organizer, such as an Orlando Police 18A permit or a letter from the food truck management company, to Permitting Services to obtain your BTR. To host an event that requires blocking off streets, using amplified noise (speakers or microphones), or that will contain 100 or more people, contact the Orlando Police. A neighborhood block party hosted by a group registered with the City is free.
Can I host a food truck at my home for a party?
Generally, no; operating a food truck in residential-only zoning (R districts, e.g., R-1, R-1N, R-2A) is prohibited. However, if your home is in non-residential zoning, and if all other standards are met (such as not blocking sidewalks), it is permitted.
The Downtown Food Truck Program was launched in 2019 to support Orlando’s growing foodie scene, and make it easier for “foodpreneurs” to start and grow their businesses.
On June 15, 2020, the Downtown Food Truck Program expanded to include three new locations.
As part of this update, a total of 10 on-street food truck parking locations are available.