Mobile Food Permits

Good News!

Changes to the mobile food truck ordinance in Smith County are effective as of October 17, 2016.

The NET Health District Order 2016-2 now includes “Part 2 - Mobile Food Units”, pertaining only to food trucks and mobile food units.  Click the link below to download the full document:

Before you buy or build a mobile food unit, we encourage you to bring a copy of your menu and pictures or drawings of the mobile food unit to the Environmental Health Department for a complimentary review. If you are buying an existing mobile food unit, please contact the office prior to finalizing your purchase to make sure that the unit you are buying will pass inspection within your planned budget.

Download the MFU Plan Review Manual - October 2016, which contains information about applications, permit requirements and equipment needed for a mobile food establishment.  

Please contact the NET Health Environmental Health Department at (903) 535 - 0037, or send an email to

Additional detailed requirements for retail food establishments are covered in the Texas Food Establishment Rules (TFER).

The Environmental Health Department's office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.