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Food Truck Rally Survey

Welcome to the Food Truck Rally Survey!

Thank you for taking the time to complete this short survey.  Your feedback is essential to this planning effort.  This survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.

The purpose of this survey is for the City to gain feedback from citizens, outdoor vendors and businesses on proposed new standards to help clarify existing requirements and provide more opportunity for the outdoor food vending community. 


The growing National trend for food truck operators is to organize the gathering of many trucks (typically ten to twenty trucks or more) in one location on a regular basis (varies by city), commonly referred to as a “Rally”.  The current City and Land Use Code requirements do not permit food truck rally events on private improved lots with more than eight vendors.  In the past few years, rally events have taken place in public parks, as part of a Special Events Permit, with no limit to the number of vendors.

Food truck vendors have expressed interest in finding an appropriate location on private property to accommodate rallies of more than eight on a regular basis near commercial activity.  Similar to other cities, food truck vendors claim the benefits of rallies by providing more food choices for patrons and unique dining experience as a community attribute. The National food truck industry has grown from $324 million in revenue in 2000 to a projected $804 million in 2014, according to IBISWorld Industry Research.

In 2012, City Council adopted new outdoor vendor regulations based on a comprehensive study completed by staff. Since the inception of the new regulations, staff has been monitoring the activity and working with the outdoor food vending community to address opportunities for improvement to the Code.

The City of Fort Collins is currently proposing to update the existing Land Use Code and Municipal Code Standards for a food truck rally to operate in one location as part of an outdoor vendor licensed event (Non-Residential Zoning Districts) with certain conditions.