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Mobile food service establishment permits

Rules and regulations

The City of Effingham has a policy for the licensing and regulation of mobile food service establishments operating within Effingham.

All businesses wishing to operate a mobile food service establishment are encouraged to fully review Ordinance No. 015-2018 for complete rules and regulations.

All mobile food service establishments must have a safety inspection, Illinois Department of Revenue tax identification number, and pay an annual $100 fee.

General safety points

  • At no time shall a parked food vehicle block or interfere with the access and use of any fire hydrant, either public or private
  • No parked food vehicle shall block a building's fire department connection (FDC)
  • No parked food vehicle shall obstruct public ways in order to allow free escape at all times
  • No parked food vehicle shall block any egress from buildings
  • Access for emergency vehicles should be given consideration; the food vehicle may need to be moved in a timely matter during an emergency where access to that area is needed
  • Owner operators should have training for all employees on their equipment:
    • Fuel and electrical shut off
    • Fire suppression equipment
    • Emergency procedures
    • Securing the vehicle's equipment for transit
  • All training should be documented and saved
  • Decorations shall be flame resistant
  • Hot surfaces from cooking and heating devices shall be protected so that the public is protected from physical contact

Mobile food service establishment permits

Get help

Matthew Kulesza
Assistant Fire Chief

(217) 342-5300
extension 5365
505 W. Fayette Avenue
Effingham, IL 62401
Office hours:
7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
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