Arlington county, Virginia

After launching pilot programs in some cities, Arlington County has continued to grow their food truck industry and proves to be a thriving community for small businesses. Click here to learn more about mobile food unit and vendor health licenses. 

Arlington, virginia - forms and processes

What Do I Need?
1) Food Vendor License
Special requirements for food vendors Send to Arlington County Public Health Department

(check + application + base of operations letter to 2110 Washington Blvd., Suite 250, Arlington, VA 22204)

Food Establishment License Application $40 processing Fee

checks made out to "Treasurer, Arlington County"

2) Mobile Unit License
Establishment name and owner's name must be same as recorded on Arlington County Business License Send to Department of Human Services, Public Health Division

(check + application to 2110 Washington Blvd., Suite 350, Arlington, VA 22204)

Mobile Unit License Application $40 Application Fee

checks made out to "Treasurer, Arlington County"

3) Certified Food Manager License
CFM must be on site whenever mobile unit is in operation Issued by ORS Interactive

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

4) Vendor's Permit
Expires on February 28th of each year Visit Licensing Unit of Police Department

(proof of citizenship + 2 front facing photos of yourself + copy of food CFM to 1425 Courthouse Rd, 1st Floor, Police Deparment Information Center, Arlington, VA 22201)

Application for Permit to Peddle, Solicit or Canvas $20 for permit

for each permit for each employee who conducts sales

5) Vendor's Tag
Necessary to be registered with the Commissioner of Revenue to sell goods or services in Arlington County Visit Commissioner of Revenue

(proof of VA retail sales tax + retail sales tax number to 210 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 200, Arlington, VA 22201)


(to 210 Clarendon Blvd, Suite 201, Arlington, VA 22201)

6) Fingerprinting
Every potential vendor must be fingerprinted by Sheriff's Office Visit Sheriff's Office

(1425 N Courthouse Rd, 9th Floor, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22201)

$10 - cash only
7) Food Vendor's License
To retrieve completed license Visit Licensing Unit of Police Deparment

(proof of completing all steps to 1425 N Courthouse Rd, 1st Floor, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22201)

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