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Click here to apply for a Food Truck Permit.


Food trucks are an element of Chapel Hill's diverse and exciting restaurant landscape. You can apply for a food truck permit by clicking here and read more about the Town's ordinances here, here and here.

Current State of Food Trucks

A recent Town of Chapel Hill intern studied food trucks in Chapel Hill and compared Chapel Hill to peer towns and cities in the Triangle. You can find the final report here.

Rodeo on Rosemary

The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, in collaboration with the Town of Chapel Hill, has experimented with adding food truck events called Rodeo on Rosemary. In addition to numerous food trucks, local businesses support the event as well. For example, Country Fried Duck opened their patio at the March, 2018 Rodeo so event goers could purchase alcoholic beverages.


What's next

The Town will continue to experiment with food truck events. Email Sarah Poulton at with any feedback on the future of food trucks in Chapel Hill.


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