Hilton Head Island
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Food trucks, also known as mobile food vendor vehicles, that are equipped with cooking equipment and/or appliances that produce smoke or grease-laden vapors for the purpose of preparing and serving food to the public shall comply with the Town's Mobile Food Vendor Vehicle requirements.
Operational permits are issued by the Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue Bureau of Fire Prevention.
Apply for a Mobile Vendor Operational Permit
All code references come from the adopted 2018 International Fire Code.
Cooking equipment that produces grease-laden vapors shall be provided with a kitchen exhaust hood in accordance with Section 607.
Cooking equipment shall be protected by an automatic fire extinguishing system.
Cooking equipment involving solid fuels or vegetable or animal oils and fats shall be protected by a Class K-rated portable extinguisher.
Cooking oil storage containers within mobile food preparation vehicles shall have a maximum aggregate volume not more than 120 gallons (454 L), and shall be stored in such a way as to not be toppled or damaged during transport.
Normal and emergency venting shall be provided for cooking oil storage tanks.
Where LP-gas systems provide fuel for cooking appliances, such systems shall comply with the following:
Where CNG systems provide fuel for cooking appliances, such systems shall comply as follows:
Contact the Bureau of Fire Prevention at 843-682-5145.