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Temporary Food Establishments at Special Events


Local Events, General Information

    Deadlines for submission of application(s)

    Who needs a permit?

    A Temporary Food Establishment Application shall be submitted by applicants that are sampling, selling, serving or giving away food that requires temperature control and processing to the public.

      Where do I need a permit?

      Temporary Food Establishments at Special Events covers all aspects of special events which operates at a fixed location for a temporary period of time, not to exceed 2 weeks. Some examples include: swap meets, flea markets, craft fairs, farmers markets, trade shows, conventions, consumer shows, community or association picnics, fairs, carnivals, fundraisers or similar transitory gatherings.

        How do I have a safe event?

        How do I submit a permit?

        The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health now has an on-line application system. See the link below to access the new system.

        Temporary Food Establishment Descriptions

        • Temporary Food Establishment - Local Event
          • Means any food establish which operates at a fixed location for a temporary period of time, not to exceed 2 weeks, in connection with a fair, carnival, circus, public exhibition, celebration or similar transitory gathering. This does not include Burning Man.
        • Temporary Event Coordinator
          • DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS PERMIT UNLESS SPECIFICALLY ASKED TO TO DO BY A ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST
        • Temporary Event Exemption
          • DO NOT APPLY FOR THIS PERMIT UNLESS SPECIFICALLY ASKED TO TO DO BY A ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALIST

        Effective August 1, 2016 all Temporary Food applications submitted to the Environmental Health Section are required to be submitted through the online system at least 5 business days prior to the event start date. Please be aware that permits submitted after the 5 business day deadline will not be approved.

          Nevada Business License ID

          Nevada Business Licence ID's are not required for Temporary Event Applications. Applicants may skip field on application.

            Fees

            Permit fees paid will not be refunded for failure to obtain final approval or voluntary withdrawal.

              Payments using the on-line system require an e-check or credit card. If unable to use the on-line system, the accepted payment types include: cash, check or money order. Please make payable to the Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH). All permits, annual and temporary submitted on paper, and mailed or hand delivered must be accompanied by payment. DPBH does not accept credit cards over the phone.

                Event Coordinator Application

                DPBH-EHS permits special events with temporary sanitation services and food vendors. The Environmental Health Section works closely with event promoters throughout the event planning process to ensure that food vendor operations produce food which is safe for consumption. In locations that lack permanent facilities EHS works with the vendor to ensure that toilet facilities, garbage and wastewater are collected and disposed of in a sanitary manner. Event Coordinators must complete an application for each event. See the Forms Section for the application.

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