Regulatory requirements to offer food services


Application forms and guidelines for food service permits are available below.

Guidelines for Food Safety Management Plans
This document provides a foundation for a collaborative approach to food safety between Vancouver Coastal Health and food service providers.

Food Service Permit Application Form
NOTE: Due to the security features of some web browsers, such as Google Chrome, the “Email to” button within the form may not launch your default email program. If this occurs, download and save a copy of the completed permit application on your computer first and then click on the “Email to” button to launch your default email program.
Non-Permitted Facility Application Form
Operators of non-permitted food premises such as food stores and food manufacturer must obtain an approval to operate.

Temporary Event Coordinator's Application
Coordinators of temporary events and tradeshows are responsible for the services provided at these events. Submit the Coordinator's application together with the Temporary Food Service applications collected from your vendors at least 14 days in advance of the event. If an event does not have a coordinator, it is the vendor's responsibility to submit their Temporary food Service application.

Application - For Sale Of Higher Risk Food At Temporary Food Markets
Vendors should refer to the guideline below when completing this application. Submit the application form at least 30 days prior to the start of the market.