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.
In order to ensure a thorough food safety review of each application, same day permit processing is not available.
Temporary Special Food Service Facilities
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 30 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:
Outdoor carnivals and fairs
Restaurants serving preparing/serving food at an event at an off-site location
Refreshments or concessions served at sporting events open to the general public
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:
Event Coordinator Form for Temporary Special Public Events (An event coordinator should complete this form to assist the health department in determining compliance with applicable laws, regulations and requirements, including but not limited to, the State of Maryland and Frederick County.)
Note: Non-potentially hazardous foods are those foods which do not require temperature control, such as refrigeration.
All food service vendors operating in Frederick County must be in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations to include Frederick County Office of the Fire Marshall. Office of the Fire Marshal