Food Service Forms
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Selling food at an event? Review the different types of applications and select the one that matches your plan.
Please note that there are restrictions to food service as a temporary establishment to ensure food safety. Time as control and cooling are not permitted. If your event is outdoors, the use of SternoTM is not allowed. All hot held food must be discarded at the end of the event.
- Exempt from permit information: Application form and list of foods that do not require a permit when sold or offered to the public.
- Temporary event food permit information: Instructions and application to operate a temporary food service concession at an event. Please note that time as control is not allowed for temporary events.
- Multi event (itinerant)/Farmers market information: For food service occurring at multiple events. Please note that time as control is not allowed for temporary events.
Opening a food establishment? Submit the application and required documents that best fit your business model.
- Catering service information: For food service that involves preparation in an approved kitchen for final cooking or service at another location.
- Espresso/other beverage service only information: Kiosks, tasting rooms, or other structures serving only beverages and pre-packaged foods.
- Food service establishment information: Application for a plan review of a new or remodeled food service establishment.
- Mobile food unit information: Instructions and requirements for opening a mobile food vending truck.
- Change of ownership information: Submit at least 30 days prior to taking ownership to avoid additional fees.
Time to renew? Permits are issued on an annual basis and must be renewed. Below you will find relevant forms for an annual renewal.
- Commissary agreement (pdf): All foods to be sold to the public must be prepared in an approved kitchen. Additionally, all dishes, utensils, and wares used to prepare the food must be washed, rinsed, and sanitized in an approved kitchen. If you will be requiring a commissary kitchen, complete this form and submit it annually.
- Mobile unit restroom agreement: A restroom agreement is required for each location that a mobile unit will be parked at for more than one hour.
- Mobile unit route plan: To be submitted annually.
- Fees and food service definitions
- Washington State Retail Food Code
- Smoking in public places law, RCW 70.160
- Cottage food operations laws allow people to make certain foods (e.g., jams, jellies and baked goods) in their home kitchens and sell directly to consumers. These operations will be licensed and inspected by the state Department of Agriculture.
- Washington State University Extension Person in Charge Class information