Policies and Procedures
Parks and Recreation & Conservation and
Environmental Lands Management Departments
SUBJECT: MOBILE FOOD DISPENSING VEHICLE POLICY
EFFECTIVE: JANUARY 14, 2021
To establish a policy and procedure for Mobile Food Dispensing Vehicles on Hillsborough County Parks and
Recreation (HCPR) and Conservation and Environmental Lands Management (CELM) Sites.
a. Florida Statutes section 509.102.
b. HCPR and CELM allow mobile dispensing vehicles to vend on county property in accordance to policy
BOCC policy 08.01.00.01.
c. HCPR and CELM will enforce the noise ordinances in parks in accordance to the Parks and Recreation
Ordinance Sec. 38-21. - Regulation of vehicles and traffic within parks and Sec. 38-24. - Prohibited
d. The Directors of HCPR and CELM “develop technical and administrative policies and procedures
necessary for the execution of all assigned functions." (Job Description: Hillsborough County
Unclassified Positions, date 06/24/2014).
a. Mobile Food Dispensing Vehicle (MFDV): is a public food service establishment mounted on wheels that
is movable from place to place and includes (but not limited to) self-contained utilities, gas, water,
electricity, or liquid waste disposal.
4. REQUIRED APPLICATION FOR PARKS APPROVAL
a. All MFDV Vendors shall submit a completed application to the department for review, approval, or
b. Completed applications shall be submitted at least thirty (30) days in advance and no more than one
hundred and eighty (180) days in advance.
c. The HCPR or CELM reserves the authority to approve the vending locations, number of MFDV’s, dates,
d. HCPR or CELM reserves the authority to approve designated MFDV’s setup areas within each approved
e. MFDV Vendors shall be first come, first serve with a limit of vending four (4) times per month or twelve
(12) days per quarter at one (1) location.
f. MFDV Vendors must conduct operations on County property in a self-suf