Portsmouth, VA: Portsmouth votes to allow food trucks

Image Courtesy: City of Portsmouth

By kevin Green  |  Wavy.com

Image Courtesy: City of Portsmouth
Image Courtesy: City of Portsmouth

Portsmouth officials have officially voted to allow food trucks in the city.

The city’s previous zoning code had restricted food trucks, but a unanimous decision by council this week will permit food trucks to operate in the city.

Moving forward, food trucks will be allowed to operate up to three times per month on residential property, and as often as the owners like on non-residential private property.

Portsmouth Planning Director Robert Baldwin said, “Food trucks will also be able to operate on public property during events with the approval of the city manager.”

See the discussion and vote for food trucks in the video below (the discussion begins around 14:47):