A Temporary Food Establishment (TFE) is a food establishment that operates for no more than 14 consecutive days in conjunction with a single public event (e.g. fairs, farmer’s markets, 4th of July celebrations, etc.). Any person wishing to sell foods other than pre-packaged items at a public event must obtain a TFE permit by completing a TFE Application and paying the applicable fees.
There are now two (2) types of TFE permits to choose from: Single-Event and Annual. Any person who plans to operate at more than three (3) events in Davis County within the year would save money by purchasing the Annual TFE permit.
The permit prices are also dependent on the risk categorization of the establishment. A Risk I TFE is an establishment that does not prepare, store, or serve any raw meat; nor do they prepare, store, or serve more than two (2) TCS foods (Foods requiring Temperature Control for Safety).
Permits & Services
Vendor must submit one plan review prior to obtaining their first permit each year.
Single Event TFE
Operation at a single public event.
Risk I: $30;
Risk II: $40
Operation at unlimited public events. Valid Jan 1 – Dec 31.
Risk I: $105;
Risk II: $140
Plan review submitted less than two (2) business days prior to event.
Vendor failed to obtain a permit prior to the event. The vendor must have a site review conducted, regardless if they have had a prior plan review.
If you are obtaining a Single Event TFE Permit, you must complete a separate application for each individual event at which you will be operating.
If you have an Annual TFE Permit you must complete the TFE Event List in the application packet with all of your events for the year, to the best of your ability. If you need to add events to your list, you must fax (801-525-5119), call (801-525-5128), or bring an additional TFE Event List to our office.
Permits may be obtained at our office, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Applications and fees received less than two (2) business days prior to an event will be charged a $20 late fee. Please allow adequate time when mailing and faxing applications and fees.