Food service establishments (FSEs) (e.g. restaurants) and mobile food vending units with a valid DOHMH permit are not required to obtain a separate TFSE permit to operate at special events on a temporary basis. A copy of the FSE’s permit must be kept onsite at the temporary event and available upon inspection.
A TFSE permit is only valid when used in conjunction with an event that meets one or more of the following criteria:
- A single event with a one-time continuous duration of 14 days or less
- Recurring events that do not exceed 3 total days per week at the same location
- Multiple events at different locations occurring in the same week that do not occur at the same location, day or time, and which do not exceed three days in a given week.
Permit Application Form (PDF, 88KB)
Authority to Act Form (PDF, 42KB)
Proof of Address - Affidavit Form (PDF, 90KB)
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