Consumer Health

​Consumer Health Division

Online Permitting Process 

Effective June 1, 2022 the Consumer Health Division will use a contactless permitting process which allows all customers to apply on-line. 

  • Customers must upload supporting documents when applying.
  • Failure to provide all required documents will result in the delay of processing your request.
  • For a list of required documents, please see list below.

All fees must be paid on-line.  Fees may be paid by:

  • Credit or debit card
  • We do not accept cash or American Express.
  • Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable
Temporary Food Events


Step 1:  Visit the Office of Special Events Office website at to submit your request to hold an event.  Please note, the special event permit process must be started between 30 and 120 days out from your event based on the complexity of your event. For full details and the application, please visit their website.

Step 2:  Apply for Temporary Food Service Establishment Permit, please visit us at  See below for required documents.   

Temporary Food Service Establishment  means a food product 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.

For additional information, contact the Consumer Health Division from 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm at (214) 670-8083.

Guidelines, Required Supporting Documents & Fees

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

​Temporary Food Event Guidelines

​Temporary Special Event

Food Application 

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

  • TCS Permit base price $217.00 (up to 5 booths)

  • Per day/ Per booth $28.00


Non-TCS (Pre-Packaged food from manufacture)

  • Non-TCS Permit base price $204.00 (up to 5 booths)

  • Per day/ Per booth $28.00


To obtain this permit you will need the following:

  • Copy of current government-issued ID
  • Copy of Invitation or event organizer endorsement memo

For Manufactures

  • 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