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Support for Food Businesses

Are you ready for business?

The City of Philadelphia is committed to helping business owners better understand and navigate the process of operating a food business in Philadelphia.

All food businesses in Philadelphia work closely with the Department of Public Health and the Department of Licenses and Inspections to ensure they comply with local zoning ordinances, the local building code, and the health code.

Department of Public Health application procedures, forms and fee schedules are available for download below.


Food Safety

Stationary Food Business

Mobile Food Business

Food Safety Certification

Special Events
Any food or beverages sold or given away to the public outside of the normal operations of a stationary food business require application submission. Completed applications and fees should be submitted 30 days prior to the event. For more information, please call 215-685-7495.


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