Once mobile food vendors have passed their annual fire inspection, they will be issued a GVFCA decal that is recognized by most Lower Mainland Fire Departments. As a result, food vendors will not need to have multiple fire inspections done. However, each municipality has its own regulations about obtaining a business licence. Please be sure to contact the municipality you plan to operate in to see if a business licence is required.
Food vendors should consider attending the annual Food Truck Inspection Day, which is held annually in early April at the Langley Events Center. Nearly 20 representatives from fire departments across the Lower Mainland will be on-site conducting inspections of food trucks and food trailers throughout the day. This day, along with the new inspection program, is a coordinated effort, led by the GVFCA.