Food Trucks and Push Carts

Food trucks and trailers:

A retail food establishment that is a wheeled vehicle or trailer that is readily moveable and designed for the service of food from the interior of the unit that is intended to physically report to and operate from a commercial commissary kitchen for servicing, restocking, and maintenance each operating day.

Push carts:

A retail food establishment that is a non-motorized, unit designed so foods are served from the exterior of the unit and require very little preparation, such as hot dogs. Push Carts are intended to physically report to and operate from a commercial commissary kitchen for servicing, restocking and maintenance each operating day.

If you plan to renew your license for a Mobile Truck, Trailer or Pushcart, please read the letter at the link below:

  • Renewal letter English
  • Renewal letter Spanish
  • For questions or to schedule a mobile unit licensing or renewal inspection, please call 303.288.6816.

Mobile Inspection Checklist:

  • Original State Sales Tax License (Colorado Department of Revenue, 1375 Sherman Street, Denver, CO 80261- 303.238.7378 or Colorado Department of Revenue website)
  • Commissary Agreement Form (commissary must be located within Adams County
  • Lettering 3-inches high & 3/8-inch wide with the name and phone number on 2 sides
  • Food probe thermometer capable of reading between 0°F—220°F
  • Refrigerator/Hot box thermometer
  • Hot and Cold running water in all sinks
  • Written menu
  • Sanitizer test strips (chlorine or quaternary ammonium)
  • Hand soap and disposable paper towels
  • Restroom Affidavit (if regularly operating for extended times in a fixed location)
  • Certified Food Protection Manager / Spanish / Chinese

Food Trucks and Push Cart Forms

Mobile Food Truck & Push Cart License Fees:

  • Full Food Service Mobile Unit: $385
  • Prepackaged Food Mobile Unit: $270
  • Plan Review Application Fee: $100
  • Plan Review Pre-Opening Inspection: $60 per hour


  • An approved facility for preparation of various food items, storage of all supplies, and for all cleaning or servicing operations. The mobile retail food establishment or pushcart must report to this location daily for supplies, cleaning, and/or servicing.
  • The commissary must be located in Adams County. A commissary located in Denver may be accepted, provided that the mobile unit operator is already in possession of a mobile retail food license issued by the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment (copies of these licenses must be submitted with the ACHD Commissary Agreement). For a list of approved commissaries, please click on the link.


Environmental Health Office
7190 Colorado Blvd, Ste 200
Commerce City, CO 80022