Green Cart Costs

There are certain costs involved in operating a Green Cart:

  • If you do not already have a valid mobile food vending license, you will need to pay $53 for the Food Protection Course and $50 for your license. A license is valid for 2 years. Renewals cost $50 for each 2-year period, plus a $10 fee for tax clearance. You do not need to take the course again if you renew.

    Please Read the Steps to Apply for a Mobile Food Vending License.
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  • A permit costs $75 and is valid for 2 years. Renewals cost $50 for each 2-year period.

  • If you are issued a Green Cart permit, you must buy your own cart and produce. The Health Department must inspect and approve your cart before you operate it. When your cart passes the inspection, the Health Department will give you Green Cart umbrella to display with your produce at no cost to you.

All fees must be paid by check or money order at the Citywide Licensing Center (42 Broadway in Manhattan). All payments should be made to "The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene".

Fees for the license and permit are waived for United States Veterans with a New York State Peddler’s Certificate or their surviving spouses or domestic partners with this certificate.

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