Food trucks will soon be able to set up shop in Jacksonville Beach. | News
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. -- At Monday night's city council meeting, council members approved the ordinance 5-1. According to our news gathering partners at the Florida Times-Union, one member of the council wasn't there.
This will be a one-year trial period. Any food truck driver who would like to take his business out to the beaches has a few things to keep in mind.
First, there is an application process. Starting Monday, February 10, food truck operators can go to city hall to start the application process.
The Times-Union also said, council unanimously approved two related measures. One sets the zoning districts on where the food trucks would be allowed. The other designates one person to oversee the enforcement of the regulations governing the food trucks.
Food trucks will be allowed in the central business district as well as commercially zoned areas, existing redevelopment areas, and some existing Planned Urban Development districts.
Food truck operators will have to have a business license and city, county and state permits and will be allowed on private property ONLY with the owner's permission.
They will not be able to stay overnight and the operator will have to pay city property taxes.