Outdoor Vendor showing food to inquiring customer

A Special Food Event is a temporary event which is at a fixed location not exceeding 30 days where either a mobile, permanent, or temporary structure is used to prepare, serve, or sell food or drink.

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Special Food Event Process Guide

1. Apply Online

Special Foods Permits Format
Special Temporary Food Service License Application Online,

2. Review

  1. Have a Plan: to ensure we can process your application properly - you must have a plan. Describe plan type.
  2. Review: be sure to double check all of your paperwork to ensure faster processing time.
  3. Submit online: We now offer an easy online form powered by Seamless Docs - (Seamless Docs sign up and documentation).  We provide online applications to decrease the use of paper and our impact on the environment. PDF applications should be mailed to Licensure & Regulatory Services office (2425 Reedie Drive, 9th floor, Wheaton, MD 20902) or faxed to 240-777-3088.
3. Approval

If approved you will hear back us within 10 - 14 business days. The final part of the process will be to find the inspector specific to your area.

  • 240-777-3986