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Temporary Event Food License Applications are processed by the License Division of the City Clerk's office.
Temporary Event Food Dealer License Information and Application
Nonprofit Temporary Event Food Dealer License Information and Application
Food operations considered high risk will not be allowed to operate until inspected and the license issued.
To prevent short-term closure of a food service, operators should make sure that safe food handling practices are implemented and followed.
Food vendors should download our Guidelines for Temporary Food Stands
Event Coordinators can download Information for Temporary Food Coordinators
Questions regarding festival food service should be directed to Health Department Consumer Environmental Health Staff at 414-286-3674, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
The Milwaukee Department of Public Works has an online calendar of events in Milwaukee.
Links to resources needed to open a food business in Milwaukee.
Sanitation and licensing requirements for mobile food vendors (food carts/ trucks).
Licensing information for tattoo parlors and piercing shops along with health information for those who are considering or who have just recently gotten tattoos/piercings.
Information on the sale of food and licensing for farmers' market vendors.
Information for individuals and businesses on how to safely handle and cook food.
Information on getting certified as a Food Manager or renewing certification .
Sanitation and licensing requirements for temporary food vendors at events in Milwaukee.
Obtain a license for your weighing or measuring device operating in the city of Milwaukee.
Ordinance information for closing-out / going-out-of-business sales.
Requirements of the City of Milwaukee's Convenience Store Security Ordinance.
Permit requirements for bed and breakfast establishments.
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