We work to protect community health by working with food service operators, and the community to avoid health hazards, resulting in fewer food illness outbreaks and complaints.
Mobile Food Service Establishment Defined
It is a self-contained food service operation, located in a vehicle or a movable stand, self or otherwise propelled, used to store, prepare, display or serve food intended for individual portion service. Mobile food service includes push carts.
A pushcart is a cart or barrow, manually propelled, used to vend food intended for individual portion service, with a limited menu such as hot dogs or ice cream. Food is limited to those listed on the permit.
Mobile food service establishments and pushcarts need to have a commissary. It is the place which is used as the base of operations for one or more mobile food service establishments or pushcarts, where such unit or units are serviced, cleaned, supplied, maintained, and where the equipment, utensils and facilities are serviced, cleaned and sanitized.
Food Inspection Results
Apply/Renew a Permit
Contact our office by emailing the Madison County Health Department or calling 315-366-2526.
- View the Plan Review Fee Schedule (PDF) and Permit Fee Schedule (PDF)
- Complete and submit the Application for a Permit to Operate (PDF). (Or call 315-366-2526 about a permit renewal.)
- Complete all paperwork and forms 21 days before the first event.
- At least a week before you are ready to open, a pre-operational inspection of your mobile unit will take place at our offices. You must bring your unit complete as you would operate it.