Pierce County Fire Prevention Bureau is now offering inspections of food trucks on a bi-weekly basis at the Pierce County Annex. Our inspectors will utilize the Regional Fire Marshals Food Truck Inspection Checklist (linked below). This document is a regional fire inspection checklist for mobile food preparation vehicles with the intent of providing a standardized inspection that multiple fire jurisdictions recognize. You can find a list of the jurisdictions that are participating in this program. This program does not omit local jurisdiction requirements and their permitting processes.
All mobile food preparation vehicle operators are required to contact each jurisdiction prior to operating within that jurisdiction.
WHY ARE THESE INSPECTIONS BEING DONE?
The Pierce County Fire Prevention Bureau has created a county-wide mobile food truck inspection program, modeled after the Regional Mobile Food Facility Program that is used by many jurisdictions across King and Snohomish Counties.
Our program follows the 2018 International Fire Code (IFC) requirements along with Section 319 of the 2018 Washington State Fire Code which establishes new provisions for mobile food preparation vehicles “food trucks and trailers”. Section 105.6 provides for permits for these vehicles. In response to these new code sections, we have adopted the regional inspection checklist and have agreed to recognize inspections conducted by other participating jurisdictions. Local jurisdictions retain the sole right to permit and revoke food truck permits within their boundaries, and to conduct additional inspections within their boundaries. Always check with the local jurisdiction you will be operating in for their requirements.
“The program’s intent is to streamline the inspection requirements as a customer service to food trucks that operate in multiple locations, and to provide a best practice checklist and opportunity for efficiencies to local Fire Marshals and fire agencies.” - Washington State Association of Fire Marshals.
WHAT IS REQUIRED FOR THE INSPECTION?
- L&I Documentation
- LP Gas Alarm for Food Trucks and Trailers Information Sheet
- Methane Gas Alarm for Food Trucks and Trailers Information Sheet
- LP-Gas Systems
- CNG Systems
- Cooking System Type-1 Hood / Cooking Appliances
- Train your food truck staff
- NFPA Food Truck Safety Fact Sheet
For addition information please call our main line at 253-798-7179 or email us at [email protected].
IS THERE A FEE?
There is NO fee required from the Pierce County Fire Prevention Bureau for this inspection per WAC 51-54A-0319. Please be aware that individual jurisdictions within Pierce County may require additional fire/operational fees.
WHEN & WHERE CAN I GET A FOOD TRUCK INSPECTION?
Pierce County Fire Prevention Bureau will be conducting food truck inspections on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, between 9:00AM - 11:00AM. Inspections are first-come first-served, so there is no need to schedule an appointment.
Inspections will be conducted in the East Entrance parking lot of the Pierce County Annex Building.
2401 South 35th Street, Tacoma, WA 98409
CENTRAL PIERCE FIRE & RESCUE INSPECTIONS
Central Pierce Fire & Rescue will also be conducting the same food truck inspections on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. If you would like to coordinate an inspection with Central Pierce on one of these days, please contact Central Pierce Fire & Rescue at (253) 538-6402 to schedule.
FOOD TRUCKS INSPECTED BY PIERCE COUNTY FIRE PREVENTION BUREAU
|FOOD TRUCK||VEN||LICENSE PLATE||DATE OF INSPECTION||APPROVED/DENIED|
|Fat Zach Pizza||V2743||53388AG||01/04/23||APPROVED|
|Just A Pizza My Mind||V3916||C98444Y||12/16/22||APPROVED|
|Velvets Big Easy||V3454||C7412ZU||03/15/23||APPROVED|
|Makin Lil Donuts||V3411||48539AE||03/15/23||APPROVED|
|Lopez Cocinita Lab||V2878||01413AH||03/15/23||APPROVED|
|Boss Mama's Kitchen||V2609||C71687F||03/15/23||APPROVED|