2021 Food Truck Pilot Program

Key Details                                                                                            

  • A total of 5 food trucks can be permitted in the pilot area.
  • The pilot area is shown on the attached map.
  • Food trucks will be permitted May 1 – September 30.
  • At least 3 of the 5 trucks must serve meals, rather than just snacks or “fair food”.
  • Food trucks can be located on any commercial or public property in the pilot area, provided the following:
    • Reasonable parking must be available for all users.
    • No driveways or accesses are obstructed.
    • Fire and emergency services can provide services.
    • There is a plan for adequate trash removal daily.
    • The food truck must operate at least 4 days a week for 4 hours per day, between the hours of 7AM and 10PM. 
  • Click the link for the permit application.

The Basics of How the Pilot Will Work

  • Food truck permit applications will be available on the Township’s website (see attached) beginning on April 23rd.  
  • Complete applications will be submitted to, and issued by, the Community Development Director.   Applications will be reviewed and those that comply with the basic requirements will be issued a pilot permit on a first-come, first-served basis, until 5 permits have been issued.  There will be a $350 fee due before the pilot permit will be issued.
  • If a food truck does not comply with the minimum permit conditions, the permit will be revoked for that vendor. It can be reissued to a different vendor for the remainder of the season.
  • After September 30th, staff will provide a report to the Township Board on the findings from the pilot project, including feedback received from the various stakeholders.  
  • Feedback on this pilot program is an important part of its evaluation. If you have feedback please email foodtruckfeedback@delhitownshipmi.gov   Scan and Submit completed applications to: