Houston Health Department

Mobile Food Units


Operating a mobile food unit in the City of Houston

Operating a mobile food unit - quick guide


Mobile Food Unit Regulations:

Information Packet – Unrestricted Mobile Food Units (place it below the Operating a mobile food unit - quick guide)

Ice Cream Trucks, Tricycles, and Push Carts



Contact Us:

Mailing address:  Houston Health Department, Bureau of Consumer Health Services, P.O. Box 300008, Houston, TX 77230-0008.

832-393-5063 or 832-393-5100

Information packages may be printed from this website or obtained by going to one of two locations: 8000 N Stadium Dr 77054  (Medical Center area) or 7411 Park Place at Telephone Rd 77087 (Hobby Airport area) 


To File A Complaint Against A Mobile Unit


Please include the following in your complaint description:

  • Nature of violation
  • Name of unit, if name
  • Address where you see the unit/activity
  • Days and times we can find unit at that address or see the alleged violation
  • If selling without a permit:  Description of vehicle, including license plate, make, model and color.