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Get a permit for your temporary food establishment.

Step 1

Review Fee Schedule and Requirements to Operate. Determine your permit category.

Step 2

Complete the application. Print and sign.

Step 3

Submit your application and pay permit fee:

  • By mail to 3629 S. D St., Tacoma, WA 98418. Enclose check or money order.
  • In person at 3629 S. D St. in Tacoma. Pay with cash, check, money order, Visa or MasterCard.

Step 4

When you get your permit, post it in your temporary food establishment.


  • You will get a late fee when it's less than 14 days before the event.
  • You will complete a "Courtesy Application" when this is your permit category. You can email it to or mail or bring it in to the Health Department.


Call (253) 798-4709 or email


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