Hazlet Will Give 4 Food Trucks the Green Light

Bill's Dog House
Bill’s Dog House, owned by a Hazlet resident Bill McGuire, served up hot dogs at Hazlet Day on Sept. 28, 2019. McGuire said he is hoping to snag one of the new mobile food licenses.
Photo by Christina Johnson

HAZLET – Four mobile food trucks licenses will be granted under an amended ordinance passed by the Township Committee on Oct. 1.

In recent years, only daily licenses have been granted for special events like the RAINE Foundation Staycation fundraiser at the pool club or at the township’s Concerts in the Park series.

But the 2019 pro-business Township Committee is interested in holding more revenue-producing events at the pool club, and believe the novelty of food trucks draws crowds. The food truck scene is still going strong and popular ones can be hard to book for one-off events. On Sept. 28, food trucks were is short supply when annual town festivals were held simultaneously in Hazlet, Union Beach, Middletown and Highlands.

Under the new legislation now in effect, approved food trucks or pushcarts will be permitted to park on properties fronting Route 35 and 36, or other areas approved by the zoning office, provided they can show written permission from the property owner. Their vending hours are limited to 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

License applications require photographs of the owner and employees; owner’s address for the past three years; date and place of birth and citizenship; any criminal record, including disorderly persons offenses; the proposed location; description of items to be sold; and description of the trailer or vehicle to be used, including insurance, liability insurance and registration information.

Mobile truck license applicants will apply or reapply between August 1 and August 31, in person at the Municipal Clerk’s office. Anyone with a license will be considered first for each license before any new applicant for the license period, which runs from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30 of each year.

Annual licenses cost $200 and expire Sept. 30. Daily licenses, issued by the Township Committee, will cost $50 and expire at midnight on the day issued.

Under the new local law, no owner may have more than one license and licenses are not transferable.

For more information, contact the township clerk’s office at (732) 264-1700 x 8686 or 8688.

3 thoughts on “Hazlet Will Give 4 Food Trucks the Green Light

  1. Hi I have a food truck .Would like some information on putting my food truck in a location in hazlet
    Sausage/peppers/onion
    Cheesesteaks
    Hot dogs/potatoes
    Drinks

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