Street Vending / Food Trucks Outside Ithaca Commons

The City's street vending/food truck policy includes six curbside locations near neighborhood parks, six curbside locations in commercial and university neighborhoods, and multiple locations in Stewart and Cass Parks. Vending hours at neighborhood parks will generally be limited to lunch and dinner hours. Vending hours in commercial and university areas will extend into late night hours (similar to hours of operation for the existing food truck vendors).


Fees will be charged for most commercial spaces with discounted rates at the neighborhood parks. Rules and procedures for site assignment and vendor obligations include, but are not limited to, certification by the Tompkins County Health Department, Fire Department inspection of fuel supplies, insurance and workers compensation coverage protecting the city and employees, and background checks for operations in or near parks.

This policy is not intended to address special events, vending on private property or vending of products other than food.

 Please see the following documents for further information:

Questions can be directed to Event Permit Specialist Scott Rougeau at (607) 274-6579; (607) 793-5000

Apply for mobile vending on the Ithaca Commons here.