|Special Food Service Facility (Temporary Event) License
Who must apply for a temporary event license?
Anyone who plans to sell or give away food at a temporary event must first obtain a Montgomery County Food Service Facility License. The only exception to the law is the sale of fresh produce or live crustacea.
What is a temporary event?
A temporary event is an event at a fixed location not exceeding 14 days where either a mobile, permanent, or temporary structure is used to prepare, serve, or sell food or drink.
When must one apply for a temporary event license?
A license must be obtained prior to operating. The application must be submitted at least 2 working days before the scheduled start of the event. A fee will be charged for applications filed less than 2 working days prior to the event.
How does one apply for a temporary event license?
Applications and information on the requirements are available from the
Department of Health and Human ServicesFee
Licensing & Regulatory Services
255 Rockville Pike, 1st Floor
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Download the Application:
Special Food Service Facility (Temporary Event) License (PDF)
See the Fee Schedule
Submit the application, attachments, and appropriate fee at least 2 days prior to the event.
Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant.
The application and attachments will be reviewed. An inspection will be conducted, if warranted, at the event prior to operating.
The license will be mailed to the applicant or issued at the time of the inspection.
Personnel within the Licensure & Regulatory Services section are available to discuss questions during regular working hours (Monday through Friday) 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., 240-777-3986.