A food cart, also known as a mobile food unit, is a vehicle that is self-propelled or that can be pulled or pushed down a sidewalk, street, or highway, on which food is prepared or processed and is used in selling and dispensing food to the consumer.
A building permit is not required for a mobile food unit as long as:
View our Food Vending Fact Sheet to learn more about rules and regulations related to food carts and trucks.
The City of Eugene would love to see more food carts downtown and in some of our City parks!
We have great locations available in the heart of our bustling downtown, including Kesey Square and the Hult Center Plaza. Or venture out into parks like WJ skatepark, Alton Baker Park and Oakmont Park. Over 16,000 employees work downtown every day and recent survey results reveal 9.3 million park visits by adults annually – they love a good cart!