A Temporary Food Establishment (TFE) is a food establishment that operates for no more than 14 consecutive days in conjunction with a single event (i.e. fairs, farmer's markets, hoilday celebrations, etc). A TFE permit is not required to sell
pre-packaged food and drinks.
TFE permit costs are:
- Single Event TFE Permit (Up to 14 days) - $30 for the first day of each event + $10 for each additional day
- Annual TFE Permit (Unlimited events, January - December) - $220
- Seasonal TFE Permit (Unlimited events, April - October) - $160
- Food Sampler Permit (Unlimited events, January - December) - $70
You must fill out the Temporary Food Establishment Permit Application and submit it along with the appropriate fees. All permits issued on-site will be charged $70 for the first day of the event + $10 for each additional day of operation.
Permits may be obtained at our office, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
If you are obtaining a Single Event TFE Permit, you must complete a separate application for each individual event at which you will be operating.
If you have an Annual TFE, Seasonal TFE, or Food Sampler Permit, you must complete the TFE Event List, in the application packet, with all of your events for the year, to the best of your ability. If you need to add events to your list, you must fax (801-525-5119), call (801-525-5128), or bring an additional TFE Event List to our office.
If you are making a change to the original menu submitted with your application, you must submit a new TFE Menu Form. You can submit it by fax (801-525-5119), phone (801-525-5128), or bringing it into to our office.
All vendors must complete a TFE Self-Inspection Checklist on the first day of each event. This checklist will help you properly set up your booth, ensure food safety at your booth, and prepare for your booth inspection. Once complete, the Self-Inspection Checklist must be available at your booth for the duration of the event.
A food sampler is a vendor or individual that provides Temperature Control for Safety (TCS) food items free of charge for the purpose of promoting a given food product at a temporary event. Common TCS foods include meats (except dried/cured meats); dairy products; cooked beans, rice, pasta, and vegetables; and cut tomatoes, leafy greens, and melons. If you are not sampling TCS foods, you do not need a permit from our office, however, we recommend that you have access to a handwashing sink and use other methods to protect your food.
Applications and fees received less than two (2) business days prior to an event will be charged a $20 late fee. Please allow adequate time when mailing and faxing applications and fees.