Hours vary by service.
If you have an immediate emergency,
please dial 9-1-1.


Notice to all Temporary and Mobile Food Vendors:
Applications and Location Registrations must be received a minimum of 48-hours prior to Operation.
No same-day inspections will be conducted
as per Board of Health Regulation 19 Section 35 (7) and 38 (12)

Temporary Food Service

A Temporary Food Service Establishment shall comply with the requirements of the Lexington-Fayette County Food Service Regulation #19. Temporary concessions which operate for: 1-3 days will be charged a $50.00 permit fee; 4-7 days will be charged a $75.00 permit fee; and, 8-14 days will be charged a $100 permit fee. All temporary concessions shall meet requirements for Temporary Food Service Establishments and are subject to inspection and enforcement by Health Department Inspectors. The only exception from fees will be for non-profit organizations with documentation of 501(c)(3) status. The permit fee is payable to Lexington-Fayette County Health Department (LFCHD). Only those potentially hazardous foods requiring limited preparation shall be prepared or served unless specifically approved by the department. A permit application and list of foods to be offered shall be submitted to this Department prior to the operation of any temporary food concession. See the resources below to learn more.

Brochures & Handouts

Other Resources

Mobile & Pushcart Operations
A mobile food unit is a food establishment on wheels and is meant to be mobile. Permitted operations pay one yearly fee and may operate countywide or statewide (based on permit type). These units are to contact the health department in each county where they operate for an inspection and units may not remain at one location longer than 14 consecutive days.  Certain restrictions will apply to each type of mobile unit, so please contact the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department at (859) 231-9791 to discuss requirements and/or to schedule an inspection.

Any mobile unit that is permitted as a Statewide Mobile Food Unit must complete the Mobile Food Unit Registration form and pay a fee of $25 before setting up at each location.  If the mobile unit is being set up at a location that is within a recognized fair or scheduled event, the registration fee will be waived at our agency's discretion.  The Mobile Food Unit Registration form and any applicable fees can be brought to 650 Newtown Pike.  

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Change in services: Effective May 20, 2014, we are able to provide childhood vaccinations (must live in Fayette County, be 18 years or younger and be uninsured or underinsured). Limited appointments are available daily Monday-Friday, and appointments can be made up to a week in advance by calling the Public Health Clinic at (859) 288-2483.

Our Public Health Clinic at 650 Newtown Pike is no longer able to see patients for the following programs: adult immunizations/physicals and breast/cervical cancer.

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