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DLCA Informs Mobile Food Service Vendors of Legal Requirements

 The Commissioner of the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs (DLCA) is publicly notifying individuals and entities holding mobile food service licenses of the statutory requirement to be mobile, which means at the end of the business day, all such licensees must remove their mobiles from the location at which they do business.
DLCA has observed that many mobile food service providers are in fact immobile and are stationary. In this situation, they are in fact operating as a restaurant, which requires a restaurant license. The department is placing all such entities on notice that it shall be monitoring and inspecting for compliance with the statute. Individuals or entities so situated are given 90 days within which to come into compliance with statutory requirements regarding mobile food service licenses. Said individuals and entities may elect to apply for a Restaurant B license in lieu of the Mobile Food Service license.
Call DLCA for answers to questions and concerns regarding this change: 714-DLCA (3522) on St. Thomas; 693-8036 on St. John; St. Croix; 713-DLCA (713-3522) on St. Croix.

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