Food Service Forms
Opening a food establishment? Submit the application and required documents that best fits your business model.
- Temporary food permit packet: 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 packet: For food service occurring at multiple events. Please note that time as control is not allowed for temporary events.
- Exempt from permit packet: Application form and list of foods that do not require a permit when sold or offered to the public.
- Catering service packet: For food service that involves preparation in an approved kitchen for final cooking or service at another location.
- Espresso cart packet: Kiosks, tasting rooms, or other structures serving only beverages and pre-packaged foods.
- Food establishment plan review packet: Application for a plan review of a new or remodeled food service establishment.
- Mobile unit/concessions packet: Instructions and requirements for opening a mobile food vending truck.
- Change of ownership packet: Submit at least 30 days prior to taking ownership to avoid additional fees.
- 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
Handouts, signs, and other resources
- Food vendor information pamphlet
- Washington State Retail Food Code
- Smoking in public places law, RCW 70.160
- Free "No Smoking No Vaping" sign
- Free "Ware washing" sign
- Coordinator Checklist
- Make your outdoor event smoke free
- Person in charge brochure (PDF):
- Cottage food operations laws allows 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.