Temporary Foodservice Permit

available via mail   Via Mail
available in person   In Person

Temporary-Food-ServiceAll persons serving food to the public must have a permit for each temporary event.  In addition to the permit, a $40.00 permit fee will be charged to the temporary food establishment permit applicant for the first permit he or she acquires during the year. Additional fees will not be charged for future temporary permits in that calendar year.A permit application must be submitted for each unit (i.e., tent, booth, etc.) that will operate at the temporary event. The permit fee or proof of previous payment must be sent with the application for permit. Checks or money orders should be made payable to Henrico Health Department. Applications must be submitted to the Health Department at least ten days prior to the event.The person in charge must also demonstrate knowledge by being a certified food protection manager or by responding correctly to the Environmental Health Specialist’s questions as they relate to the specific food operation. Please be advised that temporary food permits will not be issued until fees are paid or proof of previous payment is shown and food safety knowledge has been demonstrated. A temporary restaurant shall not operate until a permit is issued. If you have any questions, please contact (804) 501-4529.


Temporary Food Permit Application
Food vendors must complete and submit the Temporary Food Permit Application with a check for $40.00 made payable to Henrico Health Department at least 10 days prior to event.

Our physical address is:

Henrico County Health Department
8600 Dixon Powers Drive
Henrico, VA 23228


Our mailing address is:

Henrico County Health Department
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

Fax: Food vendors with proof of payment may fax the application with a copy of the receipt to (804) 501-4983.

Temporary Event Coordinator Application

This application is submitted by the organizer or coordinator of an event to alert the local health department of the dates and times of a proposed
event, how many food vendors will be invited, and important event issues such as the provision of potable water and wastewater disposal. The coordinator is responsible for timely submission of all applications.

Regulations for Temporary Food Establishments (PDF)

Contact Us


Henrico Health Dept.
West Clinic

8600 Dixon Powers Dr.
Henrico, VA 23228

Henrico Health Dept.
East Clinic

1400 N. Laburnum Ave.
Richmond, VA 23223

West End Main
(804) 501-4522
West End Clinic
(804) 501-4651
East End Clinic
(804) 652-3190

Shrader Rd WIC
(804) 501-1610
East End WIC
(804) 652-3180

Mailing Address
P. O. Box 90775
Henrico, VA 23273-0775

Shrader Road WIC
7740 Shrader Rd, Suite B
Henrico, VA 23228

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