Temporary Food Establishment Permit
What is a temporary food establishment?
A “temporary food establishment” is a food establishment that operates at a fixed location for no more than 21 consecutive days in conjunction with a single event, like a:
|• Fair||• Festival||• Fundraiser||• Sporting event|
|• Circus||• Carnival||• Convention||• Similar public event|
For more information about temporary food establishments and permit requirements, see Frequently Asked Questions.
How much does a permit cost?
Click here to view the Temporary Food Establishment Fee Schedule and Guidelines.
There are two ways to apply for a permit.
Application and payment must be received or postmarked at least 14 calendar days before the event to avoid a late fee.
- Paper application
Complete a paper application and bring it or mail it to the Health Department.
- Online application
Complete an online application. Not available for Courtesy Applications.
Do you frequently operate a temporary food establishment?
Click here to learn about the Certified Booth Operator program.
Some things are not allowed at temporary food establishments.
This includes, but is not limited to:
- Raw milk.
- Cooking gyro bundles or cones.
- Cooling food of any kind.
- Room temperature storage or time as a control for items like sushi rice.
If you are unsure if an item is allowed, you must call (253) 798-4709 to find out.
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