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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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: Application materials, plans and payment can be submitted in person at the Center for Community Health located on the 3rd floor of building 17 at 1601 E Fourth Plain Blvd Vancouver, WA 98666
- 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.