A temporary food service application must be submitted at least five business days before the first day of operation.

Temporary food establishments serve food from the same location for a short time frame, no longer than 14 consecutive days. A temporary food establishment is any place where food is processed, stored, prepared, served, or offered for sale. An example is a hot dog booth at a fair. To find out if a temporary food license is required for your event, please review the Temporary Food Safety & Licensing Guide. If you still have questions, please call the Environmental Health Division at (517) 546-9858.

Food Service Fees

Temporary Food Service Establishment Fees

Completed application received 5 days or more prior to event $125 + $9 state fee ($5 non-profit)
Completed application received less than 5 days prior to event $150 + $9 state fee ($5 non-profit)

Last Modified February 20, 2024

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Matt Bolang

Matt Bolang
Health Officer



(517) 546-9858


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Howell, MI 48843


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