Temporary Food Stands, Food Trucks & Food Carts

All temporary food stands, food trucks and food carts must be licensed in Anoka County.  See below to find out what type of licence you need to operate in Anoka County.  

Food items that DO NOT require a license to sell include:

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10 Day Temporary Food Stands

This license is for people operating a food stand for 10 days or less such as with a carnival.  

The following are required to obtain a license:

  • Complete the 10-Day Temporary Food Stand Application.
  • Submit the application and applicable license fee in person to the department at least 14 days before the event.
  • Please be aware that license fees have been set for ALL nonprofit organizations per event, this includes all City sanctioned events. Please call Environmental Services for the appropriate fee for your event.
  • Please contact the city you plan to operate in for any additional requirements.  

21 Day Mobile Food Units

As of January 1, 2018, Anoka County will be requiring all temporary food trucks and trailers to obtain an Anoka County license. 

The following are required to obtain a license:

The Temporary Food Truck/Trailer License allows the operation within Anoka County for 21 days or less during the licensing year. Please be aware that reciprocity agreements that have been used in previous licensing years are no longer valid. A license must be obtained. To be eligible for this license each licensee must hold a valid annual license through the Minnesota Department of Health or another agency. Please call 763-324-4260 for licensing questions. Please contact the city you plan to operate in for any additional requirements.  

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Greening Your Event

Events can be a ton of fun, but they can also create a ton of waste.  Need help greening your event?  Find resources to reduce waste and recycle more.  At no charge, Anoka County staff can provide non-regulatory technical assistance to minimize waste and recycle as much as possible in your operations.