Temporary events, such as bazaars and festivals, offer exciting opportunities to serve food to the public. To be able to offer food to the public, a temporary health permit is required. Apply for a temporary health permit to serve food for a single event, lasting from 1 -21 consecutive days. You need to apply for your permit at least 14 days prior to the event to avoid paying a late fee. After submitting an application, a Food Safety Specialist may contact you to talk more about your food service plans. For more information, visit our Farmers market and temporary events frequently asked questions page.
Required forms-Download, fill out, save and submit
Additional information for your operation:
- Food Worker Card Testing Information (food worker card required to be on-site)
- Temporary Food Vendor Requirements (required to be on-site)
- Temporary Food Facility Self-Checklist
- Labor and Industry (L&I) approval information: required for enclosed mobile food units; proof of approval from L&I is required prior to purchasing the health permit. 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
How to apply
- Online: Visit our Online Permitting portal. Be sure to review the Online Users 'How To' Guide for instructions on how to register for a profile, submit and make payments.
- In person: Please note that an appointment is required for in person submissions. Book your appointment now.
- By mail: Application materials, plans and payment can be submitted by mail at:
Clark County Environmental Health
PO Box 9825
Vancouver, WA 98666
*If payment is not provided with application materials, a plan review will not occur, and documents will be returned.
- Report a public health concern
- Frequently asked questions page-For more information on Farmers market and temporary event
- Washington State Retail Food Code
- Exempt from permit Information