Alexandria, Virginia

Because the City of Alexandria has a local food safety code, the Health Department is not able to grant reciprocity to Food Truck permits issued in other Virginia jurisdictions. Click here for more information about food trucks in Alexandria and click here for Alexandria FAQs.


Alexandria, virginia - forms and processes

What Do I Need?
1) Plans Review
If owner is selling unit with Alexandria Health Department permit + no changes to menu or equipment, skip this step Visit Plan Review Services Center

(Fee + 2 sets of plans + Food Truck menu Form + info of location fo commissary if outside Alexandria to 301 King Street, Room 4200, Alexandria, VA 22314)

Food Truck Menu Form $200 Plan Review Fee

checks made out to "City of Alexandria"

2) Northern Virginia Certified Food Manager Card
Managers should learn to implement food safety practices and create a culture of food safety Issued by ORS Interactive

(6066 Leesburg Pike, Suite 200B, Falls Church, VA 22041)

3) Health Department Permit
Permit holders will be subject to inspections by the Health Department yearly to remain up to date on various health codes Visit Environmental Health Division

(Fee + Permit Establishment Application Form + Food Truck Menu Form + Copy of Northern Virginia CFM card to 4480 King Street, Suite 360, Alexandria VA 22302)

Permit Establishment Application Form $90 Permit Application Fee

checks made out to "Alexandria Health Department"

4) City Permit
Necessary to operate in City of Alexandria and remit taxes for commercial business Visit Permit Center

(Copy of issued Alexandria Health Department Food Establishment Permit + Fire Prevention Permit + City Food Truck Application + City Business License Application to 301 King Street, Suite 4200, Alexandria, VA 22314)

Health Department Food Establishment Permit

City Business License Application

Fire Prevention Permit


($143 Propane Tank Fire Safety Fee + $250 BPOL + $90 Health Department Fee)

Pay at Permit Center

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