Temporary Food Service Facility Permits

What You Should Know

​​​If you are planning to sell food at a public event in Prince George’s County, you may need a Temporary Food Service Facility Permit. These permits are issued to prospective food and drink vendors that operate in conjunction with a fair, festival, carnival, community day, concession stand, or other special events.
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Permit Application

NEW! Temporary Food Vendors may now apply for permits online!  The online application and fee must be received by the Department at least five business days prior to the event.  To apply online follow this link: http://dpiepermitsonline.princegeorgescountymd.gov/#/home.  You will be directed to login if you have an account or sign up if you do not have an account.  The permits system will connect with a payment system to allow completion of the application online.  If the applicant does not complete the process to pay online, the application will remain incomplete.

Applicants for temporary food service permits will be contacted the week before the event. All vendors and organizers should be prepared for an inspection at any time during the event. Temporary food service operations must meet temporary and special food service requirements. The license will be delivered by the inspector at the event or by e-mail in advance.   
If you choose not to apply online, you may complete the Temporary Food Service Facility Permit Application​.  The completed application and fee must be submitted to the Prince George’s County Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement, Licensing Office no later than five business days prior to the event.  Those who choose to mail the application should send the completed form and fee at least two weeks prior to the event start date.

Additional Permits

Additional permits may be required by other County departments. Contact the Department​ of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement at 301-883-5776 for more detailed information.​