The City does require a city license for vending wagons or what are more commonly called food trucks or temporary food stands. The City does not have an inspector on staff so Administration office staff works with both the Minnesota Department of Health and/or the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to make sure the food trucks or the temporary stand have been inspected and have been approved to serve in Minnesota. Once the state license has been confirmed as valid there is a simple form and a fee of $25 per day or $100 for the year for a vending wagon license. This license runs from January 1 to December 31st of each year. The license application can be found on the business menu or by clicking on Vending Wagon Initial Application or Vending Wagon Renewal Application.
The phone number for the Minnesota Department of Health Fergus Falls office is (218) 332-5150.
The phone number for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture inspector of this region is (218) 242-4579. Andrea Schue is the current inspector for this region.
Fire Inspection Required
The State Legislature added new laws requiring fire inspections for food trucks or temporary food stands. With this new requirement all food trucks or temporary food stands will need to be inspected by the Fire Department prior to serving food. A fire inspection can be scheduled by calling the Fire Department at (218) 773-2403.
If you have further questions please contact the Administration Office at (218) 773-2483 for assistance.