Food Service Temporary Licensing

A temporary food service establishment is a food service establishment which operates at a fixed location for a temporary period of time not to exceed two weeks (14 consecutive days). An example of a temporary food establishment is a concession stand at a festival or other event.


In accordance with the Michigan Food Law (PDF), Section 289. 4107: To qualify for a food establishment license, an applicant shall do all of the following:

  • Submit an application (PDF) on a form provided by the department.
  • Be an owner of the food establishment or an officer of the legal entity owning the food establishment.
  • Comply with the requirements of this act and rules promulgated under this act.
  • Allow the director access to the proposed food establishment in order to determine compliance with the applicable requirements of this act and rules.
  • Pay the applicable license fees at the time the application is submitted.

All the above requirements must be met before a temporary food license will be issued.

To Obtain a Temporary Food License


Download the application and complete all applicable parts of Sections A-F and complete Attachment A, if applicable. Be sure to sign the application.

Return the completed, signed application form along with the fee (PDF) (payable by check to Public Health Muskegon County) preferably 30 days prior to the event. The Health Department is located at:
209 E Apple Avenue
Muskegon, MI 49442

Applications with payment can be mailed or dropped off in person. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 to 11 a.m. and noon to 5 p.m. We will conduct an on-site inspection when your establishment is ready to operate and issue the actual operating license at that time.

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