Mobile food establishments refer to operations that utilize a readily moveable design such as mobile food trucks, trailers, carts, and other portable units designed for the service of food. The distinguishing feature of mobile food establishments is that they are designed to remain mobile or transitory by design and they are not permanently built according to applicable building codes in a fixed location. Due to the mobile design of these establishments an approved commissary and/or servicing area is required to be used to support operations. Due to a lack of applicable building codes mobile food establishments may also be required to be inspected and permitted by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries.
Please see the Guidance Manual below and Island County Food Code for additional information related to mobile food establishments.