Mobile Food Vendors (Food Trucks) must obtain a license and apply for a permit to utilize any of the City’s designated Mobile Food Vendor locations. Permits are issued for no less than one week and no more than one month. The vending location permit is $25.00 per week, with payment for the period of the permit paid in advance to “City of Tiffin”.

The permit for the designated location, once issued, is valid from 6:30 a.m. Monday morning until midnight the following Sunday evening. Vending operations may be conducted between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m., except Sundays. Vending operations must be discontinued by midnight on Sundays.

Vendors must be self-sufficient and not require any City connections to power or other utilities. Vendors must comply with all provisions of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Tiffin and any other code, law or other regulation relating to the operation of the vending business for which the license was issued.

Permits and applications should be filled out entirely with payment and submitted to the City of Tiffin Finance Department. For questions, call Tiffin City Hall at (419) 448-5401.

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Tiffin Fire/Rescue Division Requirements 

The Tiffin Fire/Rescue Division wishes to ensure the safe operation of all food truck vendors within our city. It is our expectation that all food trucks be able to pass the Department of Commerce Ohio Fire Marshal's inspection when set up at any event. To assist in the preparation of that inspection, several forms are being provided. 

Any food truck operating in the city of Tiffin, regardless if on public or commercial property, is subject to the requirement of a fire inspection. A failure to pass the inspection may result in the immediate closure of the food truck until compliance is achieved. 

A food truck parked in Downtown Tiffin