Licenses required To Start A Food Truck Business
- License from FSSAI (Food Safety & Standards Authority of India).
- Eating House License provided by the Licensing Police Commissioner in your city.
- License from Fire Department in your city to ensure the compliance of all fire safety guidelines.
- Commercial Vehicle License from RTO in your city.
- Shop and Establishment Registration from the local municipality/ health authorities.
- Insurance for the vehicle and mobile kitchen equipment.
Zoning, Parking and Other Considerations
Towns, cities and counties also have zoning restrictions, designating commercial and noncommercial zones. While you may be mobile, you can’t park just anywhere. Most areas limit food trucks, trailers, buses and carts to specific locations. A list of where you can and can't park should be available from the county clerk. You may also have to adhere to two-hour parking restrictions and pay for parking meters- yes, even carts.
Also be careful to park as close to the curb as possible and never double-park. You should also find out about other, lesser-known parking restrictions. Contact your local motor vehicle department or look for a local website online with city or town ordinances. For example, some municipalities have laws stating that a food truck or cart cannot park within a school zone or within X blocks of a school during school hours. The best startup lawyers in India can help you with the formalities to start a food business in India.
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