Mobile Cooking Operations

A Mobile Cooking Operation (MCO) permit is required when a business is operating from a mobile business unit, such as a food truck.

Mobile Cooking Operation

A Mobile Cooking Operation (MCO) permit is required for mobile business units that have a secondary heat source, including but not limited to:

  • Food Trucks
  • Hot Dog Vendors
  • Mobile Retail Sales

How do I apply?

You can apply for your permit by filling out a paper application and submitting in person by visiting Inspections & Licensing on the third floor of City Hall (4914 - 48 Avenue) between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

If you are not the owner of the unit, you will need a Letter of Authorization (pdf) from the registered owner.

Required Forms

What else should I know?

It may take up to three weeks for an application to be processed. Once a permit has been reviewed and approved by a Safety Codes Officer it will only be released when all applicable sub trade permits are in place. Once your building permit and all subsidiary permits have been inspected and closed, you will receive a Completion Report. The Completion Report allows the Mobile Cooking Operation (MCO) to be operated.

Additional Business Licensing may be required. Refer to Business Licences for more information.

For more information, call Inspections & Licensing at 403-342-8190 or visit us on the third floor of City Hall between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.