Permitting Information

Food Service Temporary Event

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.

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Application Submittals:

Additional information for your operation:

  • 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.