Temporary or Seasonal Food Services

What You Should Know

​​​If you are planning to sell food at a public event in Prince George’s County, you may need a Temporary Food Service Facility Permit. These permits are issued to prospective food and drink vendors that operate in conjunction with a fair, festival, carnival, community day, concession stand, or other special events.

A completed Temporary Food Service Facility Permit Application​ and fee must be submitted to the Prince George’s County Health Department no later than seven business days prior to the event taking place. An on-site inspection may occur to ensure compliance with health codes and County laws and regulations.

Those who choose to mail the application should send the completed form and fee at least two (2) weeks prior to the event start date.

Additional permits may be required by other County departments. Contact the Department​ of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement at 301-883-5776 for more detailed information.​

​​Useful Links

Prince George's County Health Department
Food Protection Program
Largo Government Center
9201 Basil Court, Suite 318
Largo, Maryland 20774

Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday, except County Holidays

​Phone: 301-883-7690
Fax: 301-883-7266
TTY/STS Dial 711 for Maryland Relay
Email: FoodProtectionProgram@co.pg.md.us​