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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 Temporary Food Establishment Application. Print and sign.

Step 3

Submit 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

Receive your permit by email or mail. Print and post in your temporary food establishment.


  • Less than 14 days before the event? A late fee will apply.
  • Is "Courtesy Application" your permit category? Complete a Courtesy Application and email it to or mail or bring it in to the Health Department.


Call (253) 798-4709 or email


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