Food businesses that want to provide food or drinks to the public at special events must complete and submit a special event application.
If you want to serve food or drinks at no more than three special events per year, you need to submit the temporary special event permit application. Each special event requires a separate special event permit.
If you want to serve food or drinks at four or more special events per year, you need to submit the permanent special event permit application. A permanent special event permit is good for one year.
Applicants may pay either by certified check, money order, or by credit card online once you have an invoice. Mail your payment and application to:
Environmental Health Services
321 University Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
To pay online, you must first submit your application. When you receive an invoice, you may then pay online at the link provided on your invoice.