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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)