Food Sanitation Services

Division of Environmental Health
503 Kensington Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 961-6800
Fax: (716) 961-6880
Emergencies after regular business hours: 716-961-7898

The Food Sanitation Services program administers a food inspection program of food service establishments and caterers to protect the public's health. This program also provides health education and information on safe food handling practices.

Erie County Food Facility Inspections

Temporary Food Stand Operator Information

To operate a temporary food stand, you must obtain an Erie County Health Permit and conform with the requirements of the State Sanitary Code for Temporary Food Service Establishments Part 14-2. Operation of a frozen dessert machine requires an additional fee of $25.

Please fill out the application and return it along with the proper fee to the address indicated at least five (5) days prior to the event to avoid an additional $40.00 late filing fee.

Your temporary stand is subject to inspection by this Department at any time during its operation to insure compliance with the State Sanitary Code.


Phone: (716) 858-7690

Fax: (716) 858-8701

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)
95 Franklin Street
Buffalo, New York 14202

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