New Food Truck Regulations Go Into Effect Tomorrow?

by Prince Of Petworth January 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm 32 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user HLPinDC

Food Truck Fiesta reports:

Over the past week, District officials have been visiting food trucks and telling them that beginning on Jan 13, 2012, they will be ticketing food trucks that don’t have a line formed in front of them. Specifically, if there is a lapse of more than 15 minutes between customers, the food truck will receive a $1000 fine! UPDATE: I hate to report this, but the news is even worse.. District officials were allowing 15 minutes between customers, but starting tomorrow, they will have no time frame! The fine is also set at $50, but escalates with every violation (so, I’m guessing that’s where the $1000 figure comes from). This means that if MPD rolls up and sees a truck with no line, they are immediately fined $50 and told to pack things up and go home. To add insult to injury, if a truck racks up 17 of these violations in one year, they can have their license revoked.

You can find contact info for your Council Member here.

UPDATE: @mayorvincegray just tweeted:

“No new enforcement actions are planned, @DCDPW and @DCPoliceDept ensure me. New regs are moving forward according to law.”


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