Portsmouth, VA: Council votes to allow food trucks in Portsmouth

Food trucks from Eat The Streets 757. (Photo: 13News Now)

By ABC 13 Reporter  |  ABC 13

Food trucks from Eat The Streets 757. (Photo: 13News Now)
Food trucks from Eat The Streets 757.
(Photo: 13News Now)

Portsmouth, Va. (WVEC) — Council voted Tuesday to allow food trucks in the city of Portsmouth.

Food trucks have grown popular across Hampton Roads in recent years, but Portsmouth’s zoning code restricted them.

The trucks can now operate on residential and nonresidential private property. On residential property, they are allowed to operate up to three times a month. On nonresidential private property, such as office building parking lots, they can operate as often as they would like.

Food trucks will be able to apply for permits from the city once they have obtained food handler permits from the Virginia Health Department, as well as other required licenses and inspections.

The unanimous council decision permits food trucks to operate in the city with a food truck permit which can be obtained through the Planning Department.

http://www.13newsnow.com/story/news/local/mycity/portsmouth/2016/01/29/council-votes-allow-food-trucks-portsmouth/79518804/