Temporary Food Facilities (TFF)

What is a Temporary Food Facility?

The California Health and Safety Code, Sec. 114387 requires a Temporary Food Facility (TFF) Permit of any person or organization that is providing food/drink at a public event. All food/drink vendors, including existing restaurants, are required to apply for a Temporary Food Facility Permit when participating in a Community Event. The type of permit varies on the type of food being served and how it is prepared.

Young man putting whipped cream on a funnel cake at a temporary food facility (fair booth).

Operating multiple TFF Booths at an event?

A TFF permit is valid for one single food booth only. If a vendor is operating more than one booth at an event, a permit must be obtained for each booth location. Separate applications must be submitted. If a vendor will be operating at more than one event in Nevada County on the same day, each location must also be permitted separately.

  1. Application Process
  2. TFF Classifications
  3. Permit Renewal
  4. Community Events

Prior to applying for a Temporary Food Facilty Permit, please review the TFF Classifications tab to determine whether your TFF is High or Low risk. 

Once you are ready to apply, please fill out the appropriate TFF Permit Application (either High or Low - see Forms and Applications below) and email the completed Application, including the Agreement to Pay Form to Env.Health@co.nevada.ca.us

  • A High-Risk TFF is required to have a Commissary where food will be stored and prepared, dishes cleaned, etc. The Commissary Owner must fill out a Commissary Verification Form to be included with the application for permit issuance with a Commissary Sign-In Sheet from every TFF to be submitted quarterly to our department. Each Sign-In sheet must be signed by the owner of the commissary.
  • If you are a Veteran and wish to apply for a TFF, review the Veterans Exemption form to see if you are qualified to be exempt from fees when applying.
  • If you are submitting electronically using a fillable form, please save it to your computer both before and after completing the form, then email the completed form to us. Please make sure all fields are filled out and payment is made either online or in-person at our Nevada City or Truckee offices.

Once your application has been reviewed and approved, our Department will contact you with permit information. Only then may you apply with the Event Coordinator. 

Fees

High Risk Application  $195.72
Low Risk Application  NO FEE
Annual Renewal 
High Risk = $195.72
Low Risk  = No Fee
Veterans Exemption NO FEE