Temporary Event Food Permit

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This permit is only for TEMPORARY SPECIAL EVENTS.

       Food Trucks (Mobile Food Vendor) must apply HERE.

       Temporary Open Air Market (Farmers Market) must apply HERE.

Application for Temporary Special Events MUST be received FIVE (5) business days BEFORE the special event:

  • fee is $50 per event
  • permit is good for a period not to exceed 14 consecutive days 
  • permit is required for ALL temporary public special events where food is sold. 
    (The only exception is a PRIVATE event)

The $50.00 fee is waived for exempt/nonprofit charitable events with proof of 501(c)(3) status; however, an application must still be submitted.  This includes establishments with an annual City of Richardson Health Permit.

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Temporary Event Information Brochure  (pdf)

Guidelines for Safe Food Handling (pdf)