Camden Mayor Vic Carstarphen announces Camden City Food Truck Ordinance

Camden Announces Food Truck Ordinance

Will Camden become a food truck destination? That’s what the city is hoping for!

CAMDEN, NJ – On May 10, 2022, the Camden City Council adopted a Food Truck ordinance (MC-5384). This ordinance established a pilot program whereby appropriately licensed food trucks can operate in certain locations throughout the City of Camden.

Licensed food trucks will be able to operate in Camden thanks to the new ordinance.

Seven annual permits will be awarded for specific sites as a pilot program. In addition to the seven annual permits, the City can award one- to three-day “special events food truck licenses” at the discretion of the Director of Code Enforcement.

The licensing process will allow for a preference for Camden-based businesses and certified New Jersey MBE, WBE, DVBE, VBE, or SBE businesses. 

The deadline for filing an annual Camden Food Truck License application is Thursday, June 23, 2022.

The permanent locations include the Camden Business District and the following areas with high levels of pedestrian traffic:

1. Federal Street at 5th Street;
2. Second Street at Cooper Street;
3. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard at Broadway;
4. Park Boulevard between Kaighn Avenue and Baird Boulevard;
5. Federal Street between 30th and 33rd Streets;
6. Morgan Boulevard at 9th Street;
7. Waterfront area.

Other areas will be considered as deemed appropriate by the Director.


Marilyn Johnson

Marilyn is a freelance writer covering the food and drink scene of South Jersey. You can find more of her writing on Philly Grub and NewsBreak.

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