Temporary Food Facilities at Community Events

As defined in the California Retail Food Code, “Temporary Food Facility” (TFF) means an approved food facility that operates at a fixed location for the duration of an approved community event or swap meet. Community Event is defined in the California Retail Code as an event that is of 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 non-profit organization for charitable purposes. An event may also be formally recognized by a local jurisdiction's adoption of a proclamation designating the event as a Community Event.

Environmental Health Division staff review applications and issue permits to TFF operators and event organizers; as well as perform inspections of TFF's at Community Events.

Forms & Instructions:


Manager:                                        Supervisor:

Betty Huff                                      Graciela Garcia

805 654-2814                                 805 654-2477

Staff Specialists:

Elizabeth Miller                           Rexalena Deros-Cooper

805 654-2431                                805 654-2909