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Temporary Permits

A temporary food establishment permit allows food service operations under reduced requirements for not more than 14 consecutive days in conjunction with a single event, promotion or celebration.

A temporary permit is required for:

  • Vending food, beverages or samples of food/drink products (commercial pre-packaged, shelf-stable food products do not need a temporary permit)
  • All outside or off-site food service not permitted for year-round or seasonal operation

Permits from other health authorities are not accepted in Fort Worth. Illegal, unpermitted food vendors will be subject to immediate closure and fines. All temporary event workers must have a food-handler certification.



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Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods
818 Missouri Ave.
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P.O. Box 99005
Fort Worth, TX 76199-0005

Phone: 817-392-7255
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