Chapter 5.26


5.26.010    Definitions.

5.26.020    License display.

5.26.030    Placement of permanent structures.

5.26.040    Allowed structures.

5.26.050    Permission of landowner if on private property.

5.26.060    Garbage and clean-up requirements.

5.26.070    Compliance with laws--Display of food permits.

5.26.080    Vehicles must be licensed.

5.26.010 Definitions.

“Mobile food vendor” means a vendor or seller of food from a vehicle, push-cart, or other conveyance upon the public streets, alleys or public ways of the city, or upon privately owned premises as permitted by this chapter and title.  (Ord. 1163(part), 2007)

5.26.020 License display.

All licenses for mobile food vendors, including but not limited to the required Wapato business license, shall be prominently displayed upon all vehicles, push-carts, or conveyances from which a mobile vendor conducts business.  (Ord. 1163(part), 2007)

5.26.030 Placement of permanent structures.

Permanent or temporary structures surrounding a mobile food vendor on more than two sides of the vending area, or attached to the mobile unit, deeming it immobile for any period of time, other than those specifically identified in this chapter, are prohibited.  (Ord. 1163(part), 2007)

5.26.040 Allowed structures.

A.  Allowed Temporary Structures.  Temporary structures allowed are awnings that are attached to the vehicle, push-cart or conveyance which are not permanently affixed to the ground; tables that are not permanently attached to the ground; and umbrellas that are not permanently attached to the ground.

B.  Other Allowed Structures.  Other allowed structures are those that surround a mobile food vendor on two or fewer sides of the vending area, not including an overhead awning, and are composed of the same material on all sides which is able to withstand wind and rain, and is not unsightly in appearance.  All allowed structures must not be permanently attached to the ground or any other structure, and must be able to be removed upon demand.

C.  Allowed structures must be removed or repaired within three days of written request from the code enforcement officer or fire chief.  (Ord. 1163(part), 2007)

5.26.050 Permission of landowner if on private property.

No mobile food vendor license shall include the privilege to conduct the business of a mobile vendor upon private property within the city except for the temporary stopping of the vehicle for the specific purpose of conducting sales to persons employed upon such private property as disclosed in the application for mobile vendor license under the provisions of this chapter.  If permission has been given by a private property landowner to a mobile vendor to operate on his or her property, such agreement must be in writing and a copy submitted to the city clerk/treasurer upon application and renewal.  (Ord. 1163(part), 2007)

5.26.060 Garbage and clean-up requirements.

Each mobile food vendor must provide a sufficient litter receptacle for customer use, and must keep the area of any sidewalk business reasonably clean of all litter and trash that originates from the goods, drink and/or food sold by the mobile food vendor, such as wrappers, sacks, cups, napkins and the like.  (Ord. 1163(part), 2007)

5.26.070 Compliance with laws--Display of food permits.

All mobile food vendors shall comply with all federal, state, and local laws, including those regulations of the Department of Health and the Yakima health district.  All food vendor licenses and permits shall be prominently displayed on the vehicle for customers to view.  (Ord. 1163(part), 2007)

5.26.080 Vehicles must be licensed.

Any motor vehicle used by a mobile food vendor shall be properly licensed and registered.  All such vehicles must meet all federal, state, and local laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, RCW Title 46 and Title 10 of this code.  (Ord. 1163(part), 2007)