UNITED STATES – Cities across the country are passing regulations on a summer staple — food trucks. The regulations differ widely in breadth.

New regulations in Aiken, S.C., mandate that food trucks can only operate on private property if they have the owner’s permission and the property has zoning that allows eating establishments, according to the Aiken Standard. The ordinance also establishes operating hours, buffers from restaurants, prohibitions from operating in certain areas and the allowance of ice cream trucks to operate in the city.

Special events in the city would have their own rules. “There are ways that as a part of a special event, a mobile food vendor could obtain a one-time permit for a limited time,” City Planning Director Ryan Bland said at the meeting in which the ordinance was passed, per the Standard.

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