A temporary food establishment is a food booth at a temporary event that operates for no more than 14 consecutive days in conjunction with a single event or celebration. Temporary Food Establishments must follow Temporary Food Establishment Operational Requirements during operation at the event.
To get a temporary food establishment permit, the event coordinator must register the event with Harris County online.
Temporary Food Establishments must complete the application online or at the EPH office kiosk. Once approved, the link for permit payment will be emailed to the temporary food establishment operator. Permits are considered late if paid less than three business days in advance or onsite at the event. View the Food Establishment Permit Fee Schedule for fees related to Temporary Food Establishment Permits.
Please see the handout for Non-Profit Organization Permits if event is held to raise money for a non-profit organization.