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R710. Public Safety, Fire Marshal.

Rule R710-14. Food Truck Licensing and Regulation.

As in effect on January 1, 2020

Table of Contents

R710-14-1. Purpose.

The purpose of this rule is to establish criteria for the fire safety inspection of a food truck.

R710-14-2. Authority.

This rule is authorized by Subsections 53-7-204(1)(b)(x) and 11-56-104(4)(a).

R710-14-3. Definitions.

(1) "Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ)" means the State Fire Marshal, his duly authorized deputies, or the local fire enforcement authority;

(2) "board" means Utah Fire Prevention Board;

(3) "certified inspector" means a person who meets the qualifications listed in this Rule to conduct food truck fire safety inspections;

(4) "inspection" means a fire safety inspection of a food truck; "food truck" means the definition found in Section 11-56-102(3);

(5) "food truck operator" means the definition found in Section11-56-102(5);

(6) "LPG" means liquefied petroleum gas; and

(7) "SFM" means State Fire Marshal or authorized deputy.

R710-14-4. Certified Inspector Qualifications.

(1) Only a certified inspector may conduct an inspection.

(2) A certified inspector shall be affiliated with a AHJ as an employee.

(3) A certified inspector shall hold a current Utah State Inspector 1 certificate and complete the food truck fire safety inspection training approved by the SFM.

R710-14-5. Inspection Procedures and Criteria.

(1) The AHJ shall use the inspection check list approved by the Board.

(2) A food truck shall comply with the following standards to pass inspection:

(a) no patrons are allowed inside the food truck;

(b) patron seating may not be located within any food truck or mobile or temporary cooking vehicle;

(c) gas fired appliances shall be secured to the food truck;

(d) generators may be used according to their listing and are not required to be mounted on the food truck; and

(e) a listed LPG liquid petroleum gas detector shall be installed in the truck at floor level near the cooking equipment.

(3) The AHJ may re-inspect a food truck, after it has passed an inspection, for the following items:

(a) damage to truck or equipment;

(b) removal or replacement of appliances or other equipment;

(c) additions to the food truck that were not included in the original inspection;

(d) remodel of the food truck;

(e) issues not included in the original inspection such as:

(i) free standing LPG tanks;

(ii) generator location;

(iii) cooking outside;

(iv) exterior seating; or

(v) truck placement;

(f) parking and location;

(g) cleanliness issues that create a potential fire hazard such as an accumulation of grease;

(h) imminent hazards to life or property; or

(i) current tag on fire extinguishing system.

(4) If a food truck passes an inspection, the AHJ will provide the food truck operator with a fire safety inspection sticker.

R710-14-6. Inspection Stickers.

(1) The SFM will provide inspection stickers to an AHJ. No other stickers may be used to indicate approval.

(2) The food truck operator shall place the inspection sticker inside the rear most door of the food truck.

(3) The inspection sticker is valid for one year from the date of the inspection.

R710-14-7. Conflicts.

In the event where separate requirements pertain to the same situation in the same code, or between different codes as adopted, the more restrictive requirement shall govern, as determined by the AHJ.


fire prevention, food trucks

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

December 28, 2017

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law

53-7-204; 11-56-104(4)(a)

Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R710, please contact the promulgating agency (Public Safety, Fire Marshal). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.