Temporary food establishment permits are required for all vendors who sell food to the public. This includes restaurants who are preparing or serving food outside of their physical establishment. Some foods are exempt from permit fees but an application must still be submitted to the Environmental Health Division. 

***Applications must be received at least 8 calendar days prior to the start of the event or late fees apply. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED WITHOUT ADEQUATE REVIEW TIME MAY BE DENIED.***

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries: required for enclosed mobile food trucks, trailers, and those that use solid fuels (wood or charcoal); proof of approval from L&I is required upon submittal of permit application. It is highly recommended to verify requirements and submit your application with L&I as soon as possible to avoid delay on issuance of health department permit. 

Temporary Food Information
2024 Applications
Multiple Event Permit Information
  • Can attend any event listed on the Approved Coordinated Event List as long as events are not on the same date. 
  • The Event Coordinator must submit a Coordinator Checklist annually to our office. 
  • Events not listed on the Approved Coordinated Event List can become coordinated by having the coordinator submit a Coordinator Checklist.
  • Coordinated events include a minimum of three vendors, not including the coordinator (not all vendors need to sell food items).
  • Multiple Event Permit holders attending an event that is not included on the Approved Coordinated Event List, must apply for a separate Temporary Food Permit and pay 50% of the corresponding fees.

If you have any questions please contact our office at (360) 249-4222.