Tent Vendors and Temporary Eating Establishments
All tent vendors and temporary eating establishments are required to have a fire inspection prior to opening. Vendors must contact the Special Events and Film Office (SEFO) and/or Parks and Recreation fill out all required applications, you can find more information regarding this on their website Unless otherwise noted the inspection time will be 1 hour prior to the start time of the event. Any deficiencies noted will cause the vendor to delay opening until all violations have been corrected and a re-inspection performed.
Mobile Food Trucks and Trailers
All Mobile Food Trucks and Trailers are subject to inspection under special event guidelines. Vendor equipment shall meet all requirements in NFPA, the manufacturer of equipment, and the Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code (VSFPC). Equipment shall have a Type I hood system installed when producing grease laden vapors, which includes a UL-300 compliant suppression system for the cook line. Any vehicle or trailer that does not meet this requirement and others noted in the vendor requirements document will not be allowed to serve food within the City of Virginia Beach.
Please refer to the following documents, which have a complete list of all food vendor requirements. Any specific event questions should be directed to SEFO, please click here
to visit their site.
Food Vendor Flyer
If vendors have any questions about requirements or need clarification on any issues, please contact our office.