Food truck lottery application deadline is Oct. 30

Photo: Todd Gill, Fayetteville Flyer

Food truck owners who want to set up shop on public property in Fayetteville have until 5 p.m. on Oct. 30 to submit their names for the annual lottery drawing.

New food truck laws were enacted last year to allow mobile vendors the opportunity to operate in public parking spaces or inside city parks. One-third of all vendors who apply annually will be awarded a permit through the lottery drawing, with a minimum of three permits granted each year.

Lottery tickets can be filled out online (here) or in person at the Development Services Department office, 125 W. Mountain Street. The lottery drawing will take place at 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, and the winners will be contacted on that day.

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Lottery winners must be up to date on their annual $100 mobile vendor fee before doing business in public areas. They must also comply with all health laws, and pay appropriate parking fees when parked in public parking spaces.

Food trucks operating on public property are limited to parallel parking spaces and must fit completely into one space. Food trucks can only sell food from the sidewalk-facing side of their truck, and are prohibited from parking on the same side of a street directly in front of a restaurant or a parking pay station. They must also move (or “bump”) to a new location at least 325 feet away every four hours.

Permitted vendors who want to sell food in a city park must first get approval from the Parks and Recreation Division, and are not allowed to work in areas that are being actively served by contracted concessionaires.

For more information, contact Serina Tustin, the city’s Development Services Administrator, at 479-575-8242.