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Address

Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Health Department
700 N. Tryon Street, Suite 208
Charlotte, NC 28202

Office Location:

Mecklenburg County Health Department
700 N. Tryon Street, Suite 208
Charlotte, NC 28202

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Environmental Health
704-336-5100

Temporary Food Establishments


The North Carolina "Rules Governing the Sanitation Food Service Establishments" require food service operators at festivals, public exhibitions and special events to obtain a permit, from the local health department, to prepare and sell food to the public. These food or drink establishme​nts, considered Temporary Food Establishments. 

No food preparation or sale of prepared food is permitted until a permit is issued by the health department.

Effective September 1, 2012 new TFEregulations were adopted. One of the changes requires all TFEvendors and food service personnel to adhere to an Employee Health Agreement. 

A TFE Event Organizer must submit all Food Vendor Applications, TFE Commissary Applications (when necessary), and an Event Organizer Application to the MecklenburgCounty Health Department.

A fee of $75.00 per permit must be paid with each Food Vendor Application. Payment(s), along with the application(s), may be mailed or delivered to:​

Mecklenburg County Health Department
700 N. TryonSt., Suite 208
Charlotte, NC 28202

Credit card payments may be made by calling 980-314-1620.

Please Note:

All applications and fees must be submitted at least 15 days prior to the event.
No TFE applications will be accepted after this deadline.

Other Resources:

​​TFE ​Regu​lations
TFE ​Quick Reference Checklist
TFE Food Vendor Application and Checklist
TFE Event Organizer Application
TFE ​Commissary Application
Exemptions and Exceptions
Common TFE Questions
TFE ​Permitting Process
Employee Health Agreement

 

Fire Regulations:

City or County Fire Department regulations may apply to tents used in conjunction with festivals, public exhibitions and special events. Contact the City of Charlotte or Mecklenburg County Fire Departments depending on the location of your TFE.

City of Charlotte Fire Department Tent Guidelines

Mecklenburg County Fire Department Tent Guidelines


Special Events Recycling Program

​In order to make recycling at your event a success, start by requesting a MecklenburgCounty Event Recycling Tool Kit. Contact Mecklenburg County Waste Reduction Staff at 704-432-1772  or download the necessary information here:

Event Recycling Toolkit Guidelines

Event Recycling Toolkit Application 

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Address

Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Health Department
700 N. Tryon Street, Suite 208
Charlotte, NC 28202

Office Location:

Mecklenburg County Health Department
700 N. Tryon Street, Suite 208
Charlotte, NC 28202

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Environmental Health
704-336-5100