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Food Truck Rule Changes to Be Reviewed Tuesday

by Andrea Swalec — October 6, 2014 at 5:30 pm 0

Food trucks on Business Center Drive in RestonFood trucks could soon be able to park in more locations across the county.

The public will have the opportunity to weigh in Tuesday afternoon on a proposal authorized by the county Board of Supervisors that would allow food trucks to operate at commercial and industrial properties, and lower the cost of permits for vendors.

The rules changes would let food trucks operate at shopping centers, office buildings and construction sites with permission from property owners plus a $100 permit, a $35 solicitor’s license and a $40 food establishment permit.

The current rules categorize food trucks as free-standing fast food restaurants and require them to pay a fee of more than $16,000, plus appear at two public hearings.

The Board is considering the proposal in light of the “increasing popularity of food trucks,” county documents show.

The section of the public hearing on food trucks is expected to occur about 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Fairfax County Government Center, at 12000 Government Center Parkway in Fairfax. The meetings can be viewed online live or after the session.

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