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  • Temporary Food Establishment Permit

    Starting March 25, 2024, we will no longer accept applications in person after 3 p.m. for new vendors and after 4 p.m. for vendors who previously completed a consult.

    Starting Jan. 1, 2024, food trucks and trailers must have Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (LNI) approval and insignia. You must provide a copy of your approval or a picture of the insignia applied to the mobile unit.

    Visit LNI’s website to learn more.

    Who needs a temporary food establishment permit?

    You need a temporary food establishment permit to sell, sample or give away food.

    • In 1 location up to 21 days in a row (limited to 2 permits per location).
    • For 1 public event (like a fair or festival).

    You need a different permit if you change locations.

    How do I apply?

    Prefer a language other than English?

    Let us know. We have free language services, like document translation and interpreters. Contact (253) 649-1703 or

    How much will it cost?

    Check out our 2024 fees. Pay the right fee to avoid permit delays.


    Call (253) 649-1703 or email

    You can also drop in for an in-person appointment.

    • We’re available for appointments Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • We close from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch.
    • We accept new vendor applications until 3 p.m. and returning vendor applications until 4 p.m.