Temporary Food Establishments

Temporary Food Events

Temporary Food Establishment means any booth or trailer which operates at a fixed location for a period of time not to exceed five (5) consecutive days in conjunction with a single event or celebration. The temporary food service establishment must operate in conjunction with the event and may not be the event. The permit fee for a temporary food vendor is $50.00 per booth.

A Temporary Food Establishment operated solely by a nonprofit organization are exempt from the permit fee, but is required to apply and receive a permit from the Department.  The Department may require any information necessary to determine whether an organization is nonprofit for purposes of the exemption.


Operators of a temporary food establishment are required to be in compliance with City Code Chapter 10 and the Texas Food Establishment Rules (25 TAC 229.161 – 229.171)

A permit is required in order to convey food to the public. A temporary food permit application can be found here.