Community Events & Temporary Food Facilities
A Community Event is defined in the California Retail Code (Cal Code) as an event that is of a civic, political, public, or educational nature; including state and county fairs, city festivals, circuses, and other public gathering events approved by the local enforcement agency. The event must be held on public property and the organizer or sponsor is a public agency or non-profit organization for charitable purposes. It may also be formally recognized by a local jurisdiction’s adoption of a proclamation designating the event as a Community Event. It shall not include a swap meet, flea market, swap mall, seasonal sporting event, grand opening celebration, anniversary celebration, or similar functions.
The event must have a Community Event Coordinator or Coordinators who are responsible for representing an organization that is in control of an event that has one or more temporary food facilities in operation.
To apply for a Community Event Coordinator permit, apply with fees to the Environmental Health office a minimum of Thirty (30) Days before the first day of the event between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday. All applications must have the following documentation to complete the application:
- List of vendors planning to attend the event
- Site plan of the event area and facilities
Important information for Event Coordinators:
What is a Temporary Food Facility?**
Important information about Temporary Food Facilities:
Cal Code (Section 114335 & 114294) (PDF) - Temporary & Mobile Food