Temporary Food Service Facility Permits

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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.

Permit Application

The online application and fee must be received at least five business days prior to the event. To apply online visit Momentum. You will be directed to log in if you have an account or sign up if you do not have an account. The permit system will connect with a payment system to allow the completion of the application online. If the applicant does not complete the process to pay online, the application will remain incomplete.

Applicants for temporary food service permits will be contacted the week before the event. All vendors and organizers should be prepared for an inspection at any time during the event. Temporary food service operations must meet temporary and special food service requirements. The license will be delivered by the inspector at the event or by e-mail in advance.

Additional Permits

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.