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Temporary Food Establishment Permit

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We are not accepting temporary event applications right now. More than 60 Health Department staff are activated in response to COVID-19, working to keep Pierce County healthy.

We will not charge late fees for 14 days after we resume accepting applications.

We have suspended in-person services. Questions? (253) 798-4709.

Who needs a temporary food establishment?

You need a temporary food establishment permit to:

  • Sell, sample or give away food.
    • In 1 place.
    • For 1 public event (like a fair or festival).
    • Up to 21 days in a row. 

How do I apply?

How much will it cost?

Check out our 2020 fees. Pay the right fee to avoid a delayed permit.


Contact us at (253) 798-4709 or


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