Service NL

Fixed and Mobile Food Premises

A Food Establishment Licence may be issued to any premises that is involved with the sale, production, manufacturing, preparation, storage and/or distribution of food subject to compliance with all pertinent legislation. This licence cannot be transferred.


  1. Completed Food and/or Tobacco Licence Application opens new window (171 KB)
  2. Floor plan of the proposed premises indicating locations of equipment, rooms and sanitary facilities.
  3. Municipal approval, if applicable.
  4. Fee (see below).


Statutes Regulations
Food and Drug Act Food Premises Regulations
Smoke-Free Environment Act Smoke-free Environment Regulations


No fee required for a Food Establishment Licence .

Applications and Publications

Printed copies of applications and publications are available at the Government Service Centre Division's regional and area offices.

SkillsPass NL Training

  • What to Expect When We're Inspecting: This course will explain the food premises inspection process and criterion. This course is intended for owners and managers of licensed food premises.
  • Getting off the Ground: This course will help people who are in the process of opening a new food premises, and need to understand what is required to get a licence to operate a food premises.

SkillsPass NL training:


Refer to the Government Service Centre Division's locations page for additional contact information.

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