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Farmer’s Market

PERMIT AND OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Foods produced in a residential or non-commercial kitchen may not be distributed to the public. All producing kitchens must hold a current health permit.

A City of Arlington Temporary Food Establishment Permit is NOT REQUIRED when:

NOTE: Sampling is considered an open food product and does require a City of Arlington Temporary Food Establishment Permit.

A City of Arlington Temporary Food Establishment Permit is REQUIRED when:

  • Distributing any open or potentially hazardous foods. Samples are considered an open food product and do require a permit.
    • Vendors may apply in-person for a City of Arlington Temporary Food Establishment Permit at the Community Development & Planning Department located on the 2nd floor of City Hall at 101 W. Abram, P.O. Box 90231, MS 01-0241, Arlington, TX 76004, Monday – Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m, phone: 817-459-6502.
    • Vendors may view and print a copy of the Temporary Food Establishment application and guidelines  by clicking here.
    • The guidelines are in addition to the State Food Rules. Vendors must comply with both. The guidelines are very minimal but are vital to the health of the community and Farmer’s Market visitors. If vendors cannot safely operate within these guidelines the proposed scope of operation must be reconsidered.
    • If vendors are preparing and packaging foods for distribution, then a Food Manufacturer license from the Food and Drug Licensing Group of the Texas Department of State Health Services may be required. Vendors may contact the State directly at 512-834-6626 or 6670. Or contact the local office of the Texas Department of State Health Services, Health Service Regions 2 & 3, located at 1301 S. Bowen Rd., Suite #200, Arlington, TX 76013, 817-264-4500. Or request information at email: wdeveloper@dshs.state.ts.us
    • To avoid late fees vendors must return the completed application with payment to the Community Services Department office 10 days prior to the first day of operation.

All wastewater, including water from hand wash stations or ice displays must be disposed of at a sanitary sewer location. Wastewater cannot be disposed of on the ground or in the storm drain. Should you require additional information, please contact the Health Division, in Community Development & Planning at 817-459-6502.