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  • Apply By Mail or In Person

    Get a permit for your temporary food establishment.

    1. Review Fee Schedule and Requirements to Operate. Determine your permit category.
    2. Complete the application. Print and sign.
    3. Submit your application and pay permit fee:
      • By mail to 3629 S. D St., Tacoma, WA 98418. Enclose business check or money order.
      • In person at 3629 S. D St. in Tacoma. Pay with cash, business check, money order, Visa or MasterCard.
    4. When you get your permit, post it in your temporary food establishment.


    • You will get a late fee when it’s less than 14 days before the event.
    • You will complete a “Courtesy Application when this is your permit category. You can email it to or mail or bring it in to the Health Department.


    Call (253) 649-1703 or email