If yes to any of the above, the Fire Marshal will contact you within 5 business days to schedule a fire inspection. You must schedule your inspection within 20 days and pay the associated inspection fee or your application will be canceled. Fees will not be refunded. Following are the requirements per the Gilbert Fire Department policy:
Every Mobile Food Unit is required to have a Town of Gilbert Business License and/or a Town of Gilbert Transient Merchant License, or Mobile Food Vending License.
All units shall have a current Maricopa County Environmental Health Code Permit which must be clearly visible from the rear exterior of the vehicle. In addition, the permit to operate must be maintained with the vehicle at all times. All units shall be in full compliance with the Maricopa County Environmental Health Code and all other applicable regulations.
All units must have a Type K (1.5 gallon) and a 2A:10BC fire extinguisher.
Commercial cooking or display equipment which produces smoke, steam, grease, mists, particulate matter, condensation, vapors, fumes, odors, or create a sanitation or indoor air quality problems shall have a hood that complies with the latest International Mechanical Code.
All hoods, vents and filters shall be maintained and kept clean.
All units with an automatic fire-extinguishing system shall have a current service tag. (All systems are required to be serviced every six months).
Placement of all mobile food units shall meet the following separation distances:
Mobile Units without a fire suppression system must be separated by a minimum of ten feet (bumper to bumper or side to side from structures, property lines, combustible material and other Mobile Food Units).
Mobile Units with a fire suppression system have no separation distance requirement.