Food Peddler


Anyone who sells food from a pushed, pedaled, pulled, motorized, or movable vehicle or cart, or from a carried container.  


Completion of the City application form and payment of fees. 

A description of the food offered, including a copy of the menu.  

Proof of a state certificate of examination and approval from the Sealer of Weights and Measures where the applicant's business requires use of weighing devices approved by state authorities.

Proof of a food-related permit issued by the West Allis Health Department. 


License: $100
Background Check:$16 for every WI resident listed as a part of the Partnership/Corporation/LLC
**Cash or Check Only**


  • Background Investigation - The West Allis Police Department will complete a background check.
  • Issuance - If there are no items on the background check and all other requirements are met, the license is placed on a separate License & Health Committee agenda or on the Common Council agenda with the License & Health Committee discussion during the recess meeting.  
    • If there are items on the background check, you may receive a notice via email to appear before the License and Health Committee. If the License and Health Committee recommends granting the license, it is forwarded to the Common Council for final approval. Council Meeting schedule is located here.  
    • If the council grants your license it will be e-mailed to you the day after the meeting. If it is denied you will receive notice via email.



Click here to file an application.