All License Applications must be filled out completely. Applications not filled out properly will be returned and will delay the processing and approval times.

  • A separate license must be applied for each location where production, sales or service take place.
  • Temporary Food Establishment licenses are non-transferable between locations or ownership.
  • Penalty fees will be assessed if the application is not received, processed, approved, and issued prior to the event.
  • The approved license will be mailed to the address provided.
  • The temporary food stand operator is responsible for bringing the license and displaying in the food stand within the public's site. 


Annual Temporary Food Establishment License Application-

  • Annual license that is valid in the County for which it is issued. A separate license application must be submitted for each county where a vendor will operate a Temporary Food Establishment in conjunction with an event. 
  • Persons who operate simultaneously at more than one event within a county are required to have a separate license for each food stand.
  • ** Annual Temporary Food License Application not received, processed, and approved prior to operating will require a single event temporary food license until the annual license is approved and issued.

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ADLM Counties Environmental Public Health

PO Box 399, Moravia, IA 52571

Event Registration License Application-

  • Must be received from the Event (coordinator, host, or responsible party putting on the event) a minimum of 60 days prior to the event.
  • An Event Registration is not required for an event having 10 or fewer temporary food vendors, a fair, or a farmers market

Single Event Temporary Food Establishment License Application-

  • Must be received at least 3 weekdays prior to the event for processing and approval. 
  • Valid for and operational period of no more than 14 consecutive days in conjunction with one event.