There are several food trucks that travel throughout Wilmington.
Wilmington zoning regulations do not directly refer to food trucks, which has caused some misunderstandings with regards to policy. New Hanover rules allow for a mobile unit to operate if it’s in conjunction with an existing restaurant, reports there daily for supplies and cleaning and passes inspection to receive a permit, just like a restaurant. The zoning regulations for Wilmington state that food trucks that set up in one location for more than “one or two hours” at a time need a temporary use permit in addition to property owners’ permission and a privilege license.
Food trucks that want to stay multiple days in a row at one location must get a temporary use permit. The temporary use permit allows the trucks to stay in one place for seven consecutive days or two weekends. The food truck owners then have to wait 45 days and reapply to sell somewhere else in the city. For more on the regulations, this article from October should help.
For a list of food trucks in the area and their contact information, check out the Port City Foodies blog.
Date posted: May 24, 2012
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