Annual Food Truck Licence
The easiest and best way to become permitted to operate in the City of New Westminster is to take out an annual Food Truck licence. This is an annual licence that requires annual inspection by the health authority, fire department, and the business licensing division. To be approved, food truck operators need to provide proof they have passed these inspections, and provide a minimum general comprehensive liability insurance of $5 Million with the City of New Westminster named as additional insured.
The annual fee is $192.47 and allows a food truck operator to offer pop-up street vending at designated locations, participation in local, public special events without additional paperwork required by the City, and to offer catering services for private events. Note, a Street Occupancy Permit may be required if the truck is to be parked on a road right of way. Talk to staff about your unique scenario.
If you are an event organizer planning a private or special event, the City suggests contracting a food truck that has gone through the annual licensing process to be assured they are inspected, safe, insured, and licenced.
For food truck operators who do not wish to become annually licenced, we do offer options for one-time events. Depending upon the event, there may be different departments that regulate food trucks.