Permit application processing within Environmental Health Services will end at 4:30 p.m. This includes, but is not limited to burning permits, temporary food permits, pool operator permits, well and septic permits, etc. Permit applications can be applied for between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. This does not apply to picking up a permit that has previously been approved.
A temporary special food service facility is a facility operating for a temporary period of time in conjunction with a fair, carnival, recreational facility or other public event. Public event means a planned gathering that is open to the public which is advertised with fliers, newspaper ads, banners, or internet websites as being open to the general public regardless of whether a fee is charged or not. The facility does not operate for more than 14 days at a fixed location.
A temporary food service facility permit is required to provide food service to the public. Examples of events that require a permit are:
An application to be a temporary special food service facility must be completed and submitted prior to each public event.
Apply for the permit a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the event using any of the following methods:
• Fax - (301) 600-3180
• Hand Deliver
• Mail (Allow 3-4 weeks minimum)
Environmental Health Services Office
350 Montevue Lane
Frederick, MD 21702
Upon receipt, a Licensed Environmental Health Specialist will review the application, contact the applicant to discuss the application and requirements, and if approved, process the permit.
Once approved, the permit must be picked up at the Environmental Health Services office.
Groups offering only non-potentially hazardous commercially prepackaged foods such as:
As long as these foods are not being opened, poured or portioned on-site.
Bake sales held for fundraising by nonprofit groups must follow bake sale guidelines:
Note: Non-potentially hazardous foods are those foods which do not require temperature control, such as refrigeration.