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Mailing Address:

Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 8000
Charlotte, NC 28208

Office Location:


Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 8000
Charlotte, NC 28208

MAP

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

Contact

Environmental Health
980-314-1620

Key Initiatives

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 TFE regulations were adopted. One of the changes requires all TFE vendors 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 Mecklenburg County 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
3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 8000
Charlotte, NC 28208

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 Regulations - 2019
TFE Quick Reference Checklist - 2019
TFE Food Vendor Application - 2019
TFE Event Organizer Application - 2019
TFE Commissary Application - 2019
TFE Exemptions and Exceptions - 2019
Common TFE Questions
TFE-Permitting Process - 2019
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 Mecklenburg County 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:

Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 8000
Charlotte, NC 28208

Office Location:


Valerie C. Woodard Center
3205 Freedom Drive, Suite 8000
Charlotte, NC 28208

MAP

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

Contact

Environmental Health
980-314-1620

Key Initiatives