Pushcart Food Vendor License

An application for a pushcart food vendor license shall include a business plan. Such business plan shall state if the business is a corporation, partnership, or sole proprietorship, the identified vending location(s) sought, the hours during which business shall be conducted, the knowledge and experience of the applicant in operating a business such as or similar to that proposed, the provisions to be made for transporting and storing the pushcart and food items, a photograph and the dimensions of the type of pushcart to be used, accompanied by a statement signed by the applicant that he or she will operate the pushcart food vendor business in accordance with such plan and application.

Pushcart Food Dealer Application

Additional Requirements
  • The pushcart shall be attended by the operator at all times except in case of an emergency.
  • Pushcart food vendors shall operate only between the hours of 6:00 am and 10:00 pm.

During special events authorized or approved by the City Council, the vending business activities shall be discontinued, provided however, that on those days and during those times automobile exhibition events are held in that geographic area described in Chapter 31, Section 134 of the Elmhurst Municipal Code.

Food and Beverage Tax
The City of Elmhurst will collect a 1% Food and Beverage Tax on the retail sale of food and beverage which includes all food, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages which are prepared for immediate consumption and which may be consumed either on and/or off the premise. Retail sales of packaged alcoholic liquor at any packed liquor establishment are also included. Please contact the Finance Collections Office for more details at (630) 530-3117.