Apply for a Permit

​Temporary Food Events


Temporary Food Service Establishment ​means a food products establishment that operates at a fixed location for a limited period of time (up to 14 consecutive days) in conjunction with a single event or celebration.

Payment Information

To pay in person or by mail:

Consumer Health Division

7901 Goforth Road

Dallas, TX. 75238


Only check, money order, credit or debit is accepted (No Cash)

Forms & Fees

Applications must be submitted at least five business days before the event.

​Temporary Food Event Guidelines

TCS Permit (Time & Temperature Controlled for Safety) (up to 5 booths)

  • TCS Permit base price $121 (up to 5 booths)

  • Per day/ Per booth $13


Non-TCS (Pre-Packaged food from manufacture)

  • Non-TCS Permit base price $74 (up to 5 booths)

  • Per day/ Per booth $13


To obtain this permit you will need the following:

  • Copy of current government-issued ID

  • Copy of Invitation or event organizer endorsement memo

*State manufacture license needed* (If food manufacturer)

For Retail

  • Current Health Permit

  • Copy of last health inspection Report

  • In addition, vendors that do not have their own licensed kitchen will need to provide a permission letter from the owner of the kitchen where the food is being prepared

For additional information, contact the Consumer Health Division between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday thru Friday at (214) 670-8083 or visit the office at: 7901 Goforth Rd, Dallas, Texas 75238.