Food trucks are not allowed on public property in the city limits without a special event permit submitted and approved in advance. This includes city streets, city parking lots, city parking spaces, city parks, etc. (Food Truck Policy pdf)
Merchants may submit a special event permit request for food trucks to be located on public property adjacent to their business or private property including:
specific parking spaces (in front of or adjacent to a downtown merchant) or
limited street closure for adjacent property (only available on East Water, East Church, or East Sycamore; not available on Main Street or side streets. Other city streets may be approved for closure based on staff review).
Only one event per merchant per month, unless approved by staff review due to extenuating circumstances.
One lane of any street closure approved must remain open for emergency access.
Merchants must provide event liability insurance or name the City of Lincolnton as an insured entity per the requirements of the special event request.
Applicable fees per the current fee schedule must be paid for cones, barricades, & street closures before a permit is approved.