Food Trucks


The City of Edwardsville has restructured its Mobile Food Truck ordinance resulting in changes in the regulations that the City Council approved on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, with a unanimous passing vote.  Food trucks that have permits through the Madison County Health Department and the City of Edwardsville will now be allowed to operate in more places and expanded hours within the City.  Under the new ordinance, food trucks that have a City of Edwardsville License will now be able to operate at events on private commercial property, on city-owned streets, and serve the community at three of the city’s parks.  They will also be allowed in residential neighborhoods if part of an organized block party.


As of September 21, 2021, food trucks may operate in all zoning districts except for Residential Districts.  However, the following exemptions are permitted: 

  1. Food Trucks participating in City-run events
  2. Organized, permitted block-parties
  3. Food Trucks operating on City property or public right-of-way owned by the City of Edwardsville in a commercial or manufacturing district
  4. Food Trucks operating in the following public parks or on City of Edwardsville owned right-of-way immediately adjacent to the following public parks:
    1. Leclaire Park
    2. Glik Park
    3. City Park
  5. Food trucks that are part of a permitted Block Party


The City requires food trucks to complete an online location registration form (FOOD TRUCK LOCATION NOTIFICATION) describing the location and hours of operation at least 24 hours prior to selling from any permitted site in the City.  Food truck may only operate in the same location 4 times per month and are restricted to the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. daily.  However, food trucks may operate on an unlimited basis, 24-hours per day in the M-1 Light Manufacturing District. 

Food Truck Documents