Inspections & Food Sanitation Services

The Food Sanitation Services program of the Environmental Health Office maintains a food inspection program of food service establishments, mobile food trucks, temporary food stands and caterers to protect the public's health. The office also provides health education and information on safe food handling practices. For information concerning this program, please call (716) 961-6800. 

Food Facility Inspections

Temporary Food Stand Operator Information

  • Guidelines For Temporary Food Stands
  • Fee Waiver Request (Temporary Food Establishment)
  • 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. 

How to Open a Food Service Establishment   

Related Information and Programs

Contact Information

503 Kensington Ave
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 961-6800
Fax: (716) 961-6880
For Emergencies after regular business hours: 716- 961-7898
Areas Served: All areas in Erie County, NY
Driving Directions
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Frequently Requested



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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