Food Temporary Events
The California Health and Safety Code, Sec. 114387 requires a
Temporary Food Facility (TFF) Permit of any person or organization
that is providing food at a public event. All food vendors, including
bars and existing restaurants, are required to apply for a Temporary
Food Facility Permit when participating in a temporary event. A TFF
permit is valid for one single food booth only. If a vendor is
operating more than one booth at an event, a permit must be obtained
for each booth location and separate applications must be submitted.
If a vendor will be operating at more than one event in San Diego
County on the same day, each location must also be permitted
separately. This applies to all TFF permit types, including single and
|WHAT IS A TEMPORARY FOOD FACILITY PERMIT?|
There are 2 types of TFF permits in San Diego County, a TFF Organizer permit and a TFF Vendor permit for operating a booth. A permit is required for public events providing food and shall be applied for at least 30 days prior to the event start date. Should you have any questions, feel free to call our Temporary Events Line (858) 505-6809 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to use our Self Inspection Checklist on event day!
PLEASE NOTE: 09/2017 - APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN UPDATED. NEW FEES ARE LISTED.
Refer to the California Retail Food Code (CalCode), Chapter 11 (Health & Safety Code, Sections 114335 to 114363) for Temporary Food Facility requirements. Temporary Food Facilities must also meet all applicable requirements in CalCode Chapters 1 to 8, inclusive, Chapter 12.6, and Chapter 13, unless specifically exempted.
|NEW PERMIT HOLDER|
1. Submit a complete application and applicable fees. TFF Organizer Application TFF Vendor Application
2. Applications and fees must be submitted in person or emailed to email@example.com. Approved applications can be electronically invoiced for payment online or cash/checks can be submitted in person. Checks must be made payable to “County of San Diego”.
3. Applications for Temporary Food Facility annual permits must include a Commissary Agreement Letter and evidence of a Food Safety Certificate.
4. If approved, the “Temporary Food Facility Permit" will be issued by the Environmental Health Specialist on the day of the event, or issued through your Event Organizer.
|EXISTING PERMIT HOLDER|
If you already have a valid "Temporary Food Facility Permit" issued by this department, please do the following:
1. Provide the Temporary Food
Facility Event Organizer with a photocopy of your permit.
2. The original permit must be posted in the booth when open for business, photocopies will not be accepted.
|CERTIFIED FARMERS' MARKET|
Please view our PowerPoint presentation, "Certified Farmers' Markets and Temporary Events", designed specifically for farmers' markets and temporary event organizers.
Agriculture, Weights and Measures (AWM) has created a Self-Inspection Checklist for operators at
Certified Farmers' Markets. Please view their PowerPoint
presentation, "Certified Farmers' Market Self-Inspection
Checklist", for more information.
An AWM issued Certified Farmers' Market Permit must be obtained prior to applying for a TFF Organizer Permit.
If you have questions regarding obtaining a health permit for a temporary event, please contact us.
Temporary Event Phone: (858) 505-6809
Temporary Events E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Food & Housing Programs|
|Body Art||Housing||Swimming Pools|