VB food trucks authorized to operate in non-residential areas with certain restrictions

Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Food trucks have become a community favorite as we see them pop up at festivals, farmer’s markets, and even outside our place of business.

Although food trucks were not regularly allowed in Virginia Beach prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, the city is trying to help supplement food supply during the crisis.

In an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus and keep residents safe, Virginia Beach city officials are allowing mobile food trucks to operate in non-residential areas but under certain restrictions until June 1.

According to city officials, operation is allowed so long as the trucks:

  • Only locate on private property in non-residential areas, with approval of property owner
  • Have all applicable approvals and certifications from the Health Department
  • Are not located on the public right-of-way and may not sell food from the street

Food trucks can go into residential areas if a resident has ordered meal service like any other delivery driver. They cannot accommodate walk-up customers or park in residential streets.

Food trucks may accommodate walk-up customers in non residential areas if they are parked on private property, in a legal parking space, with approval of the property owner.

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