Food Service

Annual Food Service Establishments

2020 Annual Food Service Permits expire December 31, 2020
2021 Annual Food Service Applications are due by December 15 2020 at 7:00 pm to the Board of Health office.

  • Annual food service applications submitted later than 7:00 pm on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 will be subject to the $25 late fee on top of any permitting fees.
  • Permits can be submitted during Town Hall Hours (Monday & Thursday 9 am- 12 noon, Tuesday 2-7 pm, Wednesday 1-4:30 pm), by mail, or in the drop box outside Town Hall anytime.

Application for annual permit: Food Service Establishments
Annual application for all restaurants, food retails, caterers, and temporary food service based in Wenham.

For new food service establishments: Food Service Establishment Plan Review Application

Temporary Food Service Permits

Event permits: Temporary Food Service Application (includes vendors and food trucks) 
All applicants MUST submit application and fee 30 days prior to the event.

Event Coordinator's checklist (for multi-vendor events)
Must be submitted by the event planner or coordinator for multi-vendor events (festivals, fairs, etc.) at least 30 days prior to the event. Please include a list of all vendors who will be attending the event. Multi-day events must submit a checklist for each specific day of the event.

Caterer's Notification: Please include copies of your home municipality Food Service permit; servsafes certificates; menu for the event; copy of liability insurance; copy of worker's compensation insurance. Must be submitted at least 30 days prior to event.

Seasonal Food Service Permits 

Seasonal Food Service Permits:
For those vendors who plan on doing multiple events (3 or more) during any given four month period, please submit a Season Food Service permit.

All Food Service Permits 

All food service permits can be emailed to or mailed to:

Town of Wenham
Attn: BOH
138 Main Street,
Wenham, MA 01984

The current Board of Health fee schedule can be found here.

Town Hall Hours

Monday 9am-4:30pm

Tuesday 9am-7pm

Wednesday & Thursday 9am-4:30pm

Friday 9am-1pm


Contact Town Hall

Phone: 978-468-5520

Fax: 978-468-8014

138 Main Street

Wenham, MA 01984

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