The Iowa Food Code defines a mobile food unit as a food establishment that is readily moveable, which either operates up to 3 consecutive days at one location or returns to a home base of operation at the end of each day.
Specific criteria include an installed, pressurized hand-washing unit with hot and cold water as described in the Iowa Food Code chapter 5 pages 119-121.
To properly complete an application
- First fill out the application form along with all of the appropriate information regarding the application.
- Deliver or mail the application and fee to the Public Health Department between 8:00-4:30, Monday through Friday.
The department currently only accepts cash, personal or cashiers check, or money order.