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Del Mar, CA: City to Require Food Truck Permits

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Businesses would have to pay $350, plus obtain business license

Del Mar, CA: Food Truck Fight Continues; Del Mar Establishes Permit Fees

File photo: Mangia Mangia served up gourmet bites at the food truck rally at Gourmet Food Truck Festival and the Del Mar race track in Del Mar on July 28, 2012. Credit Michelle Mowad

Del Mar City Council approved this administrative fee for permit applications to cover the costs of processing applications and issuing operations permits at its Monday night meeting.

Del Mar, CA: Food Truck Moratorium Lifted in Del Mar

Residents ponder their food truck options during Wednesday night gatherings of the mobile businesses in October. City Council approved food truck regulations at the April 1 meeting. Once the new law takes effect, a moratorium will be lifted and the mobile eateries can return to the city. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

All mobile vending operators will be required to obtain a mobile operations permit and city business license. They must also comply with all state and county health code licensing and permitting requirements and report tax revenues generated in Del Mar.

Del Mar, CA: New Food Trucks On Hold for 10 More Months

City Council extended for nearly a year a moratorium that prohibits any new food truck vendors from obtaining a business license until staff can create an ordinance to regulate the mobile restaurants. The Wednesday night gatherings in Seagrove parking lot started in October but they haven’t resumed since November. Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

That ordinance expired Jan. 4 and a new one was adopted Jan. 14. Since then staff has been looking into what other cities have done to regulate the popular events but has yet to create an ordinance for Del Mar.

Del Mar, CA: Del Mar City Council Hears Proposed Food Truck Regulations

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Staff has proposed requiring one bathroom and two bicycle parking spaces, however, the council raised some concern about having enough bathroom space.

Del Mar, CA: Del Mar Again Extending Ban on Food Trucks


City looking to other coastal locales over a 10 month span while considering special laws to apply to mobile vendors

Del Mar, CA: Del Mar Passes New Food Truck Moratorium, Continues Analyzing Impacts


The Del Mar City Council on Jan. 14 adopted a 45-day emergency ordinance prohibiting the issuance of food truck permits while the city studies potential mobile vending regulations.

Del Mar, CA: Food Trucks Run into Moratorium

Jason Charnholm, 13, pays for a strawberry crepes from a food truck at the Seagrove Parking Lot in Del Mar on Wednesday. | r.|_Mandatory Photo Credit: Photo by Hayne Palmour IV/U-T San Diego

Del Mar won’t be welcoming any more food trucks to town for at least 45 days while the city crafts specific food truck regulations.

Del Mar, CA: Del Mar Could Face Lawsuit for Halting Food Truck Expansion

Tasha Berger places her order at the Calbi tacos and burritos food truck after walking her dog at Dog Beach. Berger, who called herself a regular at Poseidon restaurant across the street, said she planned to stop for take-out somewhere on her way home to Carmel Valley. “This is cool,” she said. “I didn’t want to cook tonight.” Photo by Bianca Kaplanek

If a moratorium is going to be put on the food trucks in terms of issuing new business licenses, we see that as a ban to food trucks, which goes directly against state code, and we’ll immediately take legal action

Del Mar, CA: Del Mar approves moratorium on future food truck licenses


The Del Mar City Council on Nov. 19 approved an emergency ordinance proposed last month that will suspend the issuance of licensees to food trucks for 45 days, or until the council can put in place regulations specific to that type of food establishment.